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 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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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.

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.

SBA Approves CMS and JWC Mentor/Protégé Agreement

April 23, 2015

MAUMEE, OH – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved the Mentor/Protégé Agreement (MPA) between CMS Corporation (CMS – the Mentor) and Jack Wayte Construction Co., Inc. (JWC – 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 business.

CMS has worked with JWC for the past two years. Just last year, both firms were awarded two ID/IQ Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOCs) – one with the USACE Albuquerque District and the other with USACE Ft. Worth District. These contracts, with ceilings of $140M and $49M, respectively, were awarded under an SBA-approved 8(a) Joint Venture between CMS and JWC called the “JWC CMS JV.” The JWC CMS JV is currently executing projects at Camp Bullis, TX, and Kirtland AFB, NM under these contracts, with a combined value of $4 million.

The purpose of the MPA program is to encourage Mentors to provide a broad range of business development assistance to Protégés. Such assistance may include technical and/or management assistance, financial assistance in the form of equity investments and/or loans, subcontracts, and/or assistance in performing prime contracts with the Government through JV arrangements. CMS had a highly successful Mentor-Protégé arrangement as a Protégé that ended in 2014. This positive experience has positioned CMS to becoming a top Mentor to JWC.

Under the CMS and JWC MPA, CMS will provide JWC assistance in the following areas:

  • Expansion of their management team
  • Expansion of their operations
  • Estimating and proposal support
  • Marketing

The MPA offers CMS, a 2014 graduate of the government’s 8(a) program, a meaningful opportunity to “give back” to the small business / 8(a) community.