JWC CMS JV II Wins $49M USACE Tulsa District WOSB Set-aside MATOC

MAUMEE, OH – The JWC CMS JV II, a joint venture (JV) between Jack Wayte Construction (JWC) and CMS Corporation (CMS), has been awarded a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) set-aside Design-Build (D-B) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) by USACE Tulsa District. Tasks performed under the MATOC will include construction projects in the Southwest District boundaries, which include Oklahoma and Northern Texas. Projects under this MATOC will range in value up to $10 million, with a total combined contract value of $49 million over a 5-year period of performance (3-year base plus two 1-year options).

Work under this MATOC will include a wide variety of new construction, maintenance, repair, alteration and minor construction type tasks for military Interagency and International Services, and civil works projects. Scopes of work may include, but are not limited to, planning, design, total facility renovation, new construction, repairs and alterations, preventative maintenance, installation/construction of HVAC, plumbing, electrical, elevators, building envelope, fire protection, antiterrorism/force protection (AT/FP), environmental abatement (e.g., asbestos and lead paint abatement), and operations activities.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved a formal Mentor/Protégé Agreement (MPA) between the JV member firms in April 2015, with CMS as the Mentor and JWC as the Protégé. CMS is an award-winning small business with over 20 years of experience in design-build, new construction, renovation, and mechanical/fabrication work for the federal government and commercial clients. Based in Alamogordo, NM, JWC has been in business for 56 years. They have experience in renovation, design-build, and heavy civil construction in both the public and private sectors. JWC is a family owned and operated 8(a) and economically disadvantaged woman-owned small business.

CMS CEO Ernest Enrique noted, “The JWC CMS JV continues its successful path forward with this third major ID/IQ contract award. Currently, our firms are jointly executing over $15M in work at Milan Army Reserve Center, OH; Fort Polk, LA; and White Sands Missile Range, NM, among other locations. We are pleased with the current success of our JV and look forward to more opportunities to grow our relationship under the MPA program.”

Allison Transmission Awards CMS Multi-Million Dollar Contract At Its Indianapolis Facility

Bargersville, IN – CMS Corporation (CMS) has been awarded a multi-million dollar turnkey contract with Allison Transmission to install piping systems at its production facility in Indianapolis, IN. CMS’s scope of work will include installation of piping serving the following systems: 1) steam, 2) compressed air, 3) steam condensate, 4) process waste, 5) well water, 6) diesel fuel, and 7) nitrogen at this facility. Additional scopes of work include the provision and installation of pipe supports, painting, and insulation.

CMS will pre-fabricate selected components at its 12,500-SF fabrication facility in Bargersville, IN. All other self-perform mechanical construction will be executed on site. CMS expects to have 20 skilled trades on site during peak performance within the 3-month construction period. CMS’s completion date is October 2017.

CMS CEO Ernest Enrique stated, “This is an exciting, fast-track project, and we are excited to have the opportunity for our Mechanical Business Unit to engage with a prestigious customer in the Indianapolis market.”

CMS to Install Process Piping Systems at Major Agricultural Facility in Texas

Bargersville, IN – CMS Corporation (CMS) has been awarded a $3.5 million turnkey contract with a Fortune 500 company serving the agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology sector to install nine process piping systems at a new facility in Texas.

CMS’s scope of work will include installation of process piping serving the following systems: 1) process water, 2) compressed air, 3) natural gas, 4) sulfuric acid, 5) neutralization wash, 6) recovered acid water, 7) surfactant, 8) lab use, and 9) chemical treatment at this facility.

CMS will pre-fabricate selected materials at its 12,500-SF fabrication facility in Bargersville, IN. All other self-performing mechanical construction will be performed on site. CMS expects to have over 25 skilled trades on site during peak performance within the 4-month construction period. CMS’s completion date is November 2017. The new facility is expected to open in 2018.

CMS CEO Ernest Enrique stated, “This is an exciting, fast-track project and we appreciate the opportunity to showcase our self-perform mechanical and fabrication services to this important customer.”

CMS Awarded $240M Navy Northwest MACC

Maumee, OH – The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Northwest has awarded CMS Corporation (CMS) an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, small business set-aside multiple award construction contract (MACC) for design-build or design-bid-build construction projects located primarily within the NAVFAC Northwest area of responsibility (AOR), which includes WA, AK, ID, IA, MN, MT, NE, ND, OR, SD, and WY. Approximately 90% of the work is expected to be performed at naval facilities in the State of Washington. The contract ceiling for the base year and 4 option years, for all awarded contracts combined, is $240,000,000.

The scope of work includes new construction, renovation, demolition and repair of facilities, including but not limited to, administrative facilities, housing facilities, child care centers, recreation/fitness centers, retail complexes, manufacturing and industrial facilities, communication facilities, special access program facilities or sensitive compartmented information facilities (SCIFs), aviation facilities (e.g., hangars, control towers, etc.), or other similar facilities. The term of the contract is not to exceed 60 months, with an expected completion date of July 2022.

Company CEO Ernest Enrique stated, “This award represents a key contract win for CMS. It is a great fit for our organization, given our strong corporate resume in design-build construction and long-standing contracting history with the Navy. We look forward to working with this client and stand ready to support the Navy and its client installations throughout the Northwest AOR.”

CMS was one of 8 firms awarded a contract. Awardees may compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contract. In all, the Navy received 24 proposals. The contract was set aside for small business. NAVFAC Northwest out of Silverdale, WA, is the contracting activity.

CMS Awarded $99M Navy Small Business MACC for TN, MS, and FL Panhandle

MAUMEE, OH – Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast has awarded CMS Corporation (CMS) its Design-Build Multiple Award Construction Contract (MACC) for Tennessee, Mississippi, and the Florida Panhandle. This 5-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract, with a base year and four 1-year options, has a ceiling of $99M for general construction-type projects. It was solicited as a competitive 100% Small Business Set-Aside. CMS is one of only five successful firms, out of 39 companies that submitted proposals when the solicitation was originally released in March 2015.

Work solicited under this contract will be for DoD activities in the Tennessee, Mississippi, and Florida Panhandle areas managed by NAVFAC Southeast. Work will consist of design-build vertical or horizontal new construction, renovation, alteration, demolition, or repair work. Task orders will be in the range of $4M to $20M. Anticipated design and construction facility types include industrial, airfield, aircraft hangar, aircraft traffic control, infrastructure, administrative, training, dormitory, and community support facilities. The NAVFAC Southeast in Jacksonville, FL, is the contracting activity.

Ernest Enrique, CEO, noted, “This is a key win for CMS and marks our 10th major ID/IQ contract award from the Navy. We are excited to win this contract and have the opportunity to continue our long-standing partnership with this client.”

CMS Completes $27M Wharf Recapitalization for US Navy

BARGERSVILLE, IN: CMS Corporation (CMS) recently completed the $27.1M design-build recapitalization of deep draft berthing Wharf Charlie 2 (C-2) at Naval Station (NS) Mayport, FL. This project included construction of a new steel bulkhead at the existing Wharf C-2. CMS successfully navigated a number of unique challenges on this highly complex, high hazard project.

Crews placed 4,135 tons of piles, including 124 king piles and 282 sheet piles, placed 450 tons of rebar, poured 30,000 cubic yards of concrete, and performed extensive dewatering of excavations of 10 to 20 feet below sea level. Unique safety concerns included working at heights over water, trenching and excavating (e.g., installation of utilities below 8 feet in depth from finish grade), and heavy rigging (including crane work from landside over water and from barge over water). Crews performed over 2,000 crane lifts (including nearly 500 critical lifts) without incident.

CMS also constructed a new fuel delivery system. The system connected to the existing fuel line originating from the Navy Fuel Farm through six branch lines and ultimately to six fuel vaults on the bulkhead. The entire fuel system is comprised of double containment fuel piping and delivers both marine diesel fuel and JP-5 to ships moored at Wharf C-2.

At peak, CMS managed up to 10 subcontractors, including a crew of up to 60 people, working on site concurrently. Overall, the CMS project team worked nearly 157,000 labor hours with zero lost-time incidents.

Wharf Charlie 2 was officially accepted by the US Navy in a memorandum dated April 14, 2017. With the successful completion of this project, the service life of the original, degraded wharf bulkhead has been extended by an additional 50 years. With this new facility, the Navy can more efficiently fuel and service ships at NS Mayport.

CMS Graduates From Monsanto Supplier Diversity Mentorship Program

MAUMEE, OH – CMS’s Ernest Enrique, CEO, and Mercedes Enrique, President, recently graduated from the Monsanto Supplier Diversity Mentorship Program (MSDMP). The MSDMP is an extensive mentoring program designed to assist in the growth and sustainability of diverse suppliers. The program is directed to businesses owned by minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans or disabled veterans, as well as persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT). CMS was selected from over 300 competing firms nationwide to participate in this prestigious program.

When asked about the MSDMP, Ernest Enrique stated, “It was a privilege to participate in this program. The information we have gained will help CMS as we continue to grow. Membership in the MSDMP has also fostered friendships with mentees and Monsanto staff that will be long lasting. Monsanto’s commitment to diversity of people and inclusive teamwork practices is an example for others to emulate.”

Monsanto has a long history of employing a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive environment. Working with diverse suppliers both in the U.S. and abroad is also important to the company. A member of the second class to graduate from the program, CMS’s CEO and President attended a formal graduation ceremony on 27 April 2017 at Monsanto headquarters in St. Louis, MO.

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Stephen Gonzales Selected CMS Craftsperson of the Year 2017

(Photo left-right: Jake Hahn, William Beach, Ralph Canter, Lisa Gonzales, Stephen Gonzales, Tom Medina)

BARGERSVILLE, IN — Stephen Gonzales was selected by his peers to receive the Coalition for Construction Safety (CCS) Outstanding Craftsperson Award. This recognition gives every CCS Association member firm an opportunity to publicly honor a craftsperson who they believe warrants distinction. It is intended to honor employees who work in the field, up to the level of Foreman.

Mr. Gonzales received the award at the 24th Annual CCS Anniversary and Awards Celebration on May 4, 2017, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. He received a Carhartt jacket embroidered with the CCS logo, “Outstanding Craftsperson 2017,” and his name. Mr. Gonzales’ wife and daughter were in attendance to support him in this honor.

Several CMS team members also attended the awards ceremony with Mr. Gonzales, including William Beach, Ralph Canter, Tom Medina, and Jake Hahn. Nominations cited him for his strong leadership skills, positive can-do attitude, and proficiency in multiple disciplines and crafts.

Mr. Gonzales is currently working as a Foreman on the Purdue Flex Lab Facility project at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. CMS is providing the mechanical scope of work for this $6.7M project.

CMS Wins $950M Air Force WE&C Contract

 Maumee, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS) has been awarded the $950M Worldwide Engineering and Construction (WE&C) contract by the US Air Force. Under this indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract, CMS will compete with other awardees for design-build and design-bid-build task orders for new construction, renovation, site work, demolition, and emergency response worldwide, as well as specialty services (e.g., aircraft fuel storage and hydrant systems, UXO remediation, range services, airfield and non-airfield paving, and radiological and hazardous waste remediation). The contract scope of work includes work in remote, austere, and/or high risk/contingency environments around the world. The period of contract performance for the WE&C contract is a 5-year base with three 1-year options.

CMS previously won all three Regional Engineering and Construction (RE&C) contracts under the Air Force’s $930M RE&C program (West, Central, and East Regions). Together, these regional contracts cover the entire US, including AK and HI. The geography for the WE&C covers everything outside the continental US (Europe, Pacific, Southwest Asia); however, stateside projects deemed too complex for the RE&C contracts may also be issued under the WE&C.

Company CEO Ernest Enrique stated, “This WE&C award, along with the recent RE&C awards, mark a major milestone for CMS and are a testament to our proven management approach, hands-on experience, financial stability, and outstanding past performance as a DoD contractor. CMS stands ready to support the Air Force, its client installations, and its global mission, including work in any remote, austere, and/or contingent environments we may encounter.”

The 772nd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, Joint Base Lackland, San Antonio, TX, is the contracting activity.

CMS Receives SAME Excellence in Construction Award

Maumee, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS) recently received the 2017 Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Kentuckiana Post Small Business Award for Excellence in Construction Services for its work on the $1.1M Advanced Metering Project, Phases V & VI, at the Indiana National Guard’s Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center (CAJMTC) in Edinburgh, IN and the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center (MUTC) in Butlerville, IN.

The award was made during a luncheon to open the SAME Kentuckiana Post Annual Small Business Workshop / USACE Louisville District Open House on 18 January 2017. SAME issued only three Small Business Awards – one each for Excellence in Environmental, A/E Services, and Construction Services – with CMS receiving the latter. This award recognizes a small business firm that has exhibited excellence in construction services over the past year via one specific project or a series of projects, projects that are public or private in nature, and projects that are either civil works or building projects.

This project was actually Phases V and VI in a 6-phase sustainable energy project performed by CMS dating back to 2012. Per the scope of the project, CMS installed a Utility Monitoring & Control System (UMCS) to meter and monitor gas, electric, and water usage throughout both locations. The UMCS incorporates life safety features (e.g., carbon monoxide and smoke detectors) and addresses building controls, such as temperature, humidity, lighting, and occupied/unoccupied status. Each of these areas can be monitored and controlled remotely by the installation energy manager. The project value for all six phases of work is $4.3M.

Ernest Enrique, CEO, noted, “To date, CMS has equipped nearly 200 buildings with advanced metering infrastructure, equipment, and controls at Camp Atterbury. We are proud to assist the Army in its efforts to achieve a high level of control and manageability of its energy usage at this installation.”

The SAME Kentuckiana Post luncheon was attended by well over 300 representatives of the military and the engineering, construction, and environmental industries.