CMS Wins $930M in Air Force RE&C Contracts

social_banner2MAUMEE, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS) has been awarded all three indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) regional contracts under the $930M AFICA Regional Engineering and Construction (RE&C) program. The RE&C program is 100% set-aside for small business and covers three regions – West, Central, and East Regions – each regional contract with a ceiling of $300M, $300M, and $330M, respectively. Together, all regional contracts cover the entire US, including AK and HI.

Under each RE&C contract, CMS will compete with other awardees for design-build (D-B) and design-bid-build (D-B-B) task orders for new construction, renovation, site work, demolition, and emergency response, 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 includes work in remote and austere environments throughout each region. The period of contract performance for each contract is a 5-year base with three 1-year options.

Company CEO Ernest Enrique stated, “This is an exciting time for CMS. These awards mark a milestone event in our 20-year history 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 mission throughout the West, Central, and East Regions of the United States, including work in any remote and/or austere environments we may encounter.”

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

CMS Wins $300M Air Force RE&C West Region Contract

social_banner2MAUMEE, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS) has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract for the West Region under the $930M AFICA Regional Engineering and Construction (RE&C) program. The RE&C program is 100% set-aside for small business and covers three regions – West, Central, and East Regions – each regional contract with an individual ceiling of approx. $300M. The West Region covers the States of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

Under the West Region RE&C contract, CMS will compete with other awardees for design-build (D-B) and design-bid-build (D-B-B) task orders for new construction, renovation, site work, demolition, and emergency response, 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 includes work in remote and austere environments throughout the West Region. The period of contract performance is a 5-year base with three 1-year options.

Company CEO Ernest Enrique stated, “This is an exciting win for CMS. The CMS Team provides the full range of services that may be required under the RE&C West Region. We stand ready to support the Air Force, its client installations, and its mission throughout the region, including work in any remote and/or austere environments we may encounter.”

The West Region is the first of the three regional ID/IQ contracts to be awarded. Results of the source selections for the Central and East Regions are pending. The 772nd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, Joint Base Lackland, San Antonio, Texas, is the contracting activity.

CMS Project Receives ABC Award of Excellence

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BARGERSVILLE, IN — The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Indiana/Kentucky recently awarded CMS Corporation (CMS) the 2016 Award of Excellence for the construction of a $16M ballistically-hardened structure to house generators at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, GA. CMS was recognized by ABC for excelling in “innovation, quality, communication, and safety” on this project.

aoe2016The Award of Excellence honors the skill and creativity of the entire project team – contractor, owner, architect, and engineer – responsible for an outstanding merit shop construction project. CMS’s $16M Design/Bid/Build Waterfront Emergency Generators project received the Award of Excellence in the “Institutional $10M to $25M Division.” CMS constructed a 7,535-SF ballistically-hardened, climate-controlled emergency generator building to house and support two emergency backup generators, switchgear and control equipment, an overhead bridge crane, and external underground fuel storage, as well as utility and site improvements. Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is the home port for US Navy Fleet ballistic missile nuclear submarines. This project is critical to the Base’s ability to provide reliable emergency backup power to the 24/7 operations at this high security locale.

The client cited the CMS project team for on-time project completion, despite government operations that frequently halted work. The CMS project team worked over 75,000 labor hours on this project with zero injuries or accidents.

Khush Mander, Executive Vice President, and Bill Beach, Vice President of Business Development, were on hand to accept the award at the ABC 2016 Merit Shop Awards Gala on September 29, 2015 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in downtown Indianapolis, IN.

CMS Wins $49M USACE Hawaii MATOC

Maumee, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS) was one of eight firms awarded the $49M US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Honolulu District 8(a) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for Design-Bid-Build and Design-Build Construction Services within the Honolulu Engineer District area of responsibility (AOR). The contract ceiling is $49 million over a 5-year period of performance (a 2-year base period plus three 1-year option periods), with task orders potentially ranging up to $9M. The contract is being issued out of the USACE Honolulu District located at Fort Shafter, HI.

Under this MATOC, CMS will perform design-bid-build and/or design-build construction projects involving, but not limited to, such areas as civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, security, communications, and abatement (asbestos and lead) activities. CMS received this ID/IQ award due to our experience, past performance, bonding capacity, and competitive pricing. CMS will compete against seven other contract awardees for task orders issued under this contract.

Ernest Enrique, CEO, stated, “This particular award has been a long time coming. It is a key win for CMS, given our strong presence in the Pacific and long contracting history with USACE. Our team stands ready to support the client’s mission in this AOR.”

CMS Welcomes Jim Bell as Engineering Manager

MAUMEE, OH – CMS proudly announces the addition of Jim Bell, RA, LEED AP, as Engineering Manager. Bell joins CMS with 20 years of experience in architecture and engineering, facility planning and design, and construction management. Prior to joining CMS, Bell worked for La-Z-Boy Incorporated as Preconstruction Manager/Architect. Before that, he was the Engineering Manager for a worldwide Department of Defense construction contractor and also worked for various architecture and design firms.

Ernest Enrique, CEO, stated, “In this key position, Jim will support design-build proposal efforts and our project execution teams in the field. He brings the technical expertise, design oversight, design quality control, LEED implementation, and construction lessons learned necessary for our growing list of design-build projects. His extensive design-build project delivery experience in both the commercial and military sectors significantly enhances our ability to provide technical excellence and value engineering alternatives to our current and future clients anywhere in the world.”

Bell has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Detroit Mercy, is a Registered Architect (RA) in the States of Indiana, Michigan, North Dakota, and Ohio, and holds a National Council of Architectural Board (NCARB) certification. He is also a U.S. Green Building Council LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional). He will work out of the CMS Maumee, OH office.

CMS Welcomes Ralph Canter as Construction Operations Manager

BARGERSVILLE, IN – CMS proudly announces the addition of Ralph Canter, PE, as Construction Operations Manager, leading our Mechanical/Fabrication Construction Group. Canter joins CMS with an impressive 38-year career spanning the power plant operations, large-scale mechanical construction, customer management, and executive leadership areas. He first spent 24 years with Indiana Power & Light (IPL), where he started as a Welding Engineer and Licensed Chief Pressure Vessel Inspector. He was later promoted to managing IPL Steam Operations and finally to leading Client/Customer Service Operations for this public utility company. His next 16 years were spent successfully growing profitable mechanical construction businesses and running a large, complex industrial construction project in the Northern Colorado area.

Ernest Enrique, CEO, stated, “Ralph brings over 38 years of hands-on construction management, engineering, and customer service experience in the mechanical and industrial sectors. His management and technical experience, combined with his extensive customer service background, is a terrific fit with the CMS organization. He will play a key role as we work to implement operational efficiencies and provide enhanced customer service to our existing and future clients. I look forward to working with him as we continue to grow CMS and expand into new markets.”

Canter holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, has been a Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Indiana since 1983, and has attended executive leadership education programs at the Harvard Business School, the University of Michigan, and the Colorado Springs Center for Creative Leadership. He will work out of the CMS Bargersville, IN office.

CMS Wins Mechanical Contract at Purdue

BARGERSVILLE, IN — CMS Corporation (CMS) has been awarded a $6.5 million mechanical contract by Pepper Construction for Purdue University’s Flex Lab Facility project in West Lafayette, IN. The Flex Lab Facility will have a footprint of approximately 107,000 square feet and will be used by Purdue’s School of Engineering.  The building will consist of three stories plus a basement and offer a combination of office and lab space to support the university’s research needs. The construction period is estimated to be about 15 months.

CMS, an Indiana-based minority business enterprise (MBE), competed against four other mechanical contractors for the win. CMS Chief Executive Officer, Ernest Enrique, noted, “For this hotly contested bid, CMS offered the best combination of price, in-depth understanding of the project, and value-added suggestions for project enhancement and success. This is a tremendous project for our firm and will bring high visibility to CMS in the central Indiana construction market and beyond.”

CMS Receives 9th CCS Safety Award

CMS Team at Awards GalaBARGERSVILLE, IN – CMS received the 2015 Zero Injury Award from the Coalition for Construction Safety, Inc. (CCS) at its 23rd Anniversary & Awards Celebration on April 28, 2016. The Zero Injury Award is given to companies whose craftspeople working for the company have not suffered a work-related accident resulting in loss of consciousness, restriction of work or motion, transfer to another job or requiring medical treatment other than first aid in the previous calendar year. CMS worked a total of 180,299 labor hours during the 2015 calendar year with zero recordable incidents.

This is CMS’s 9th Zero Injury Award in the past 11 years, a testament to CMS’s safety culture and exceptional health and safety program. Several CMS personnel attended the awards celebration, which was held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN, among them Mercedes Enrique, President; Khush Mander, Executive Vice President; and Bill Beach, Vice President of Business Development. Ms. Enrique noted, “The fact that we have won this award 9 out of 10 years demonstrates we are a company that is conscientious about safety. Safety starts with our team members in the field. Each one of our team members understands safety is Priority One on all of our projects.”