CMS Awarded $5.4M Fuels Project in Bahamas

MAUMEE, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS), an experienced Department of Defense construction prime contractor, announced today it has been awarded a $5.4M project to clean and repair seven fuel tanks at the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) located at Naval Station Andros Island in the Bahamas. Located just west of Nassau and roughly 180 nautical miles southeast of West Palm Beach, FL, the AUTEC is a laboratory that performs integrated 3-D hydrospace/aerospace trajectory measurements covering the entire spectrum of undersea simulated warfare — calibration,  classifications, detection and destruction. The AUTEC mission is to assist in establishing and maintaining naval ability of the United States through testing, evaluation and underwater research.

Under this project, CMS will make repairs to seven tanks, including such items as high/low level alarms, platforms and stairs, valves and flanges, piping, and areas where the coatings have failed. The tanks contain either Jet A-1 fuel, diesel fuel or MOGAS and are all currently “in service.” The project will be phased, so only one tank of a given fuel type is taken out of service at a time. The period of performance for this project is 18 months.

This award was made under CMS’s Worldwide Engineering and Construction prime contract with the U.S. Air Force.

Company CEO Ernest Enrique noted, “This project has a number of unique challenges above and beyond working during a pandemic, including limited site access, the logistics of getting equipment and materials to the island, and the potential for weather impacts during the hurricane season. CMS is currently executing another large fuels project in the Caribbean – a $5.4M tank repair and vehicle refueling station project at Luis Munoz Marin Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico – and is well versed in managing these unique challenges. We look forward to executing this project in support of the AUTEC mission.”

CMS is an award-winning construction contractor with design-build experience and strong self-performance capabilities in mechanical, piping and fabrication work. Our scope of services encompasses new construction, renovations, fueling systems, and energy and sustainability projects for a wide range of federal government and commercial clients. Our standard business practices of empowering our employees, partnering with our clients, and consistently applying innovative solutions to project challenges enables us to provide our customers with the best value for their construction dollars.

CMS Awarded $10.3M Mechanical Contract for Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital

BARGERSVILLE, IN — CMS Corporation (CMS) has been awarded a $10.3 million mechanical contract by Pepper Construction Company for Purdue University’s Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital project at their West Lafayette, Indiana campus. Purdue is constructing three new facilities as part of this project: 1) a small animal hospital, 2) a large animal hospital, and 3) a farm animal hospital. These 3 facilities total 165,000 sq. ft. on a 13-acre site. This project is a LEED 4.0 project.

CMS’s scope of work encompasses Building Information Modeling (BIM) services, the installation of all HVAC systems (including 14 large custom air handing units designed for healthcare environments), hydronic and steam piping, ductwork, and the facility management system. CMS will also be responsible for supplying temporary systems for heating, cooling, and dehumidification within the facilities during the construction period. The construction period is estimated to be 16 months.

CMS, an Indiana-based minority business enterprise (MBE), competed against three other mechanical contractors for the win. CMS’s Chief Executive Officer, Ernest Enrique, noted, “CMS offered strategic value propositions for this project. This is a tremendous project for our firm and continues to bring high visibility to CMS in the animal healthcare market and to a key prime contractor partner, Pepper Construction Company.”

CMS is an award-winning construction contractor with design-build experience and strong self-performance capabilities in mechanical, piping, and fabrication work. Our scope of services encompasses new construction, renovations, fueling systems, and energy and sustainability projects for a wide range of federal government and commercial clients. Our standard business practices of empowering our employees, partnering with our clients, and consistently applying innovative solutions to project challenges enables us to provide our customers with the best value for their construction dollars.

CMS’s Ely Receives 2020 CCS Outstanding Craftsperson Award

BARGERSVILLE, IN – Pat Ely was selected by his peers at CMS Corporation (CMS) 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. Ely received the award at the 27th Annual CCS Virtual Awards Celebration held on August 6, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event was held virtually. Nominations cited him for his strong commitment to construction safety and quality, resourcefulness, troubleshooting capabilities, responsiveness, and teamwork. Mr. Ely works out of CMS’s Bargersville, IN office.

CMS Awarded $10.4M in Fuels Work in Guam

MAUMEE, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS), an experienced Department of Defense construction prime contractor, announced today it has been awarded two tank repair projects in Guam. The first project is a $5.4M project to repair two hydrant fuel tanks at Andersen Air Force Base (AFB). The 10,000-BBL tanks are each 34 feet high by 50 feet in diameter. Tank repairs will include floating roof replacement, installation of aluminum stairways and handrails, replacement of level alarms, interior and exterior coatings, etc. CMS will perform API 653 inspections after the repairs are made and certify the tanks fit for service. The period of performance (POP) is 12 months.

The second project is a $5M project to repair two additional fuel tanks at Andersen AFB. The two tanks are also 10,000-BBL jet fuel tanks, 34 feet high by 50 feet in diameter. The range of repairs is similar to those previously described for the first two tanks. Repairs will also be followed by API 653 inspections and certification that the tanks are fit for service. The POP for this project is 13 months.

Both awards were made under CMS’s Worldwide Engineering and Construction prime contract with the U.S. Air Force.

Company CEO Ernest Enrique noted, “Since 2010, CMS has successfully executed over $80 million in construction projects on Guam for our Air Force and Navy clients. We have also completed or are currently performing fuels-related work in Korea, Guam, the U.S. and the Caribbean. Our expertise in performing complex industrial mechanical and fuels-related work, plus our Guam presence, make us uniquely qualified to successfully execute these important projects in partnership with our Air Force client. ”

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And an invitation from our President…

I am moderating two exciting back-to-back sessions at SAME this year – “Hot Topics from SB Leaders” (always a crowd favorite!) and “SBA Pending Rules Changing the Federal Competitive Landscape.” Both sessions are slated for Wednesday, November 20 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM and from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, respectively, in Room C146.

Distinguished panelists for “Hot Topics” include:

  • Ruby B. Harvey, Executive Director, VA OSDBU
  • Terry Bashore, SB Specialist, AFICC
  • Bianca Henderson, Associate Director OSBP, NAVFAC
  • John Klein, Associate General Counsel for Procurement Law, SBA
  • Rippert Roberts, Acting Associate Director OSBP, USACE

In the second session, SBA’s John Klein will discuss pending SBA rule changes affecting HUBZone, WOSB, SB size (average annual receipt calculations), the 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Program, and much more.

Come hear the latest on special interest items related to small business and federal procurement programs, as well as legislative and regulatory updates. I look forward to seeing you at the SBC!

Mercedes O. Enrique

President
CMS Corporation
An SB and MBE company


About CMS…

CMS Corporation is an award-winning small business construction contractor with design-build capabilities and strong self-performance in mechanical, piping and fabrication work. A two-time winner of the SAME Small Business Award (2017 & 2010) and recipient of last years’ SBA 8(a) Graduate of the Year Award (Region V), our core services include:
  • Design-Build
  • New Construction
  • Renovation
  • Fueling Systems
  • Energy & Sustainability
  • Mechanical/HVAC Solutions
  • Process Piping & Fabrication
  • Technology Progressive (BIM, VDC, and P6)
 
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CMS JV Wins USACE Omaha $225M Small Business MATOC

MAUMEE, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS), under a joint venture (JV) arrangement with Alamogordo, NM-based Jack Wayte Construction Co., Inc. (JWC) called RM Builders JV, has been awarded a $225 million Facilities Sustainment, Restoration, and Modernization (FSRM) Small Business (SB) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) by the US Army Corps of Engineering (USACE) Omaha District. (JWC, an 8(a), WOSB, and EDWOSB, is a Protégé to CMS, the Mentor, under an SBA-approved Mentor-Protégé Agreement.)

This contract is 100% set-aside for Small Business, with a 3-year base and 2-year option period of performance. Task orders may range up to $10 million dollars and will be design-build (D-B) or design-bid-build (DBB) for a broad range of FSRM requirements on military installations, civil works facilities, and interagency support projects, e.g., National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and US Dept of Veterans Affairs (VA). The majority of the work is anticipated to be in Colorado and Wyoming; however, projects may also be located elsewhere throughout the USACE Omaha District area of responsibility (CO, WY, MT, ND, SD, NE, MN, WI and IA). Scopes of work will include FSRM projects involving installation of mechanical systems, minor construction of new buildings/structures, renovation projects, repairs to dam and levee structures, paving, and anti-terrorism/force protection (AT/FP) measures.

USACE received 35 proposals. RM Builders is one of only seven firms awarded a contract. The estimated contract completion is October 2024. USACE Omaha District is the contracting agency.

CMS Wins $5.5M IU Dormitory Renovation

BARGERSVILLE, IN — CMS Corporation (CMS) has been awarded a $5.5 million mechanical contract by Messer Construction Co. for Indiana University’s (IU) McNutt Quadrangle North Residence Hall Renovation project in Bloomington, IN. CMS will be responsible for the demolition of the existing hot water and chilled water piping loop and risers, installation of a new 4-pipe system and 400 vertical fan coil units, air distribution systems, and a Siemens facility management system. The construction period is estimated to be 10 months.

CMS, an Indiana-based minority business enterprise (MBE), competed against three other mechanical contractors for the win. CMS’s Chief Executive Officer, Ernest Enrique, noted, “CMS offered strategic value propositions for a premier housing renovation project with an accelerated timeline on IU’s main campus. This is a tremendous project for our firm and will continue to bring high visibility to CMS in the higher education market.”

CMS is an award-winning small business construction contractor with design/build capabilities and strong self-performance experience in mechanical work. Nearly 90% of our revenues are derived from repeat business from satisfied clients, which is a testament to our success in building professional and lasting relationships.

CMS Awarded $32M Hangar Renovation at WPAFB

MAUMEE, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS), an experienced DoD construction prime contractor, announced today it has been awarded a $32.2 million design-build project to convert Hangar F/20006 to a Program Executive Office (PEO) space at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), OH.  The award was made under CMS’s Regional Engineering and Construction (RE&C) East Region prime contract with the Air Force.

Hangar F/20006, a WWII-era facility, is considered a historical structure, eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing structure to the Wright Field Historic District; therefore, maintenance of the hangar structure, features and aesthetics are paramount. CMS will design and renovate approximately 37,340 SF of existing space and provide a new 2nd floor within the open hangar, for a combined total of approximately 60,000 SF of office space. At a minimum, this project will support a 300-person mission at the base.

Midwest-based architect/engineering firm American Structurepoint is teamed with CMS for the design effort. The PEO space will be designed, constructed and certified as meeting High Performance and Sustainable Building Standards.

Company CEO Ernest Enrique noted, “CMS has a long and successful history working at Air Force installations across the continental US, Hawaii, and Guam, and in particular at Wright-Patterson AFB. This project represents our fourth major award at this base under our current RE&C East Region contract. Additional projects being executed at WPAFB at this time include dormitory renovations, high temperature/hot water and steam line repairs, and HVAC work. We look forward to working with the Air Force to deliver another top-quality project to support the Base mission.”

This project is expected to be completed in 2 years. The Air Force Installation Contracting Agency (AFICA) is the contracting activity.

CMS Named to ABC’s Top-performing U.S. Commercial and Industrial Construction Contractors List

CMS Corporation was ranked 16th on Associated Builders and Contractors2019 Top Performers list(s), which recognized ABC member contractors’ achievements in safety, quality, diversity and project excellence ranked by work hours, with special designations identified. CMS is among contractor members that have implemented STEP in 2018 and hold one or more special designations. CMS holds Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Excellence in Construction (EIC) award winner designations.

Published as a supplement to Construction Executive magazine, the lists identify the Top 150 Performers, Top 50 Performers with Special Designations and Top 20 Performers by Region.

“ABC Top Performers are leading the way in the merit shop construction industry, where diverse participants are constantly striving to achieve the highest levels of personal and company performance in an environment of fair and open competition,” said Michael Bellaman, president and chief executive officer of ABC. “These rankings will help the industry identify contractors like CMS that have achieved world-class safety performance, demonstrated their commitment to their workers and their communities and earned recognition for project excellence and diversity.”

To be eligible, CMS demonstrated world-class safety performance by implementing ABC’s STEP safety management system, which makes the top-performing contractors up to 680 percent safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average, according to the ABC 2019 Safety Performance Report. The Top Performers were ranked by size based on the number of hours worked in 2017, as reported in their 2018 STEP applications.

“This is a great achievement for the CMS team and great recognition by ABC!” commented CMS Vice President of Business Development, Bill Beach.

Get free access to the 2019 Top Performers list at abc.org/topperformers.