Visit the CMS Booth at the SAME Virtual Small Business Conference!

November 4-6, 2020

Add the CMS Booth to your list!

Visit CMS Corporation at the 2020 SAME Virtual Small Business Conference.


And an invitation from our President, Mercedes Enrique…

I am moderating an exciting session at SAME VSBC this year – “SB Subcontracting Plans…From the Government’s Perspective.” This session is slated for Wednesday, November 4 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST. Distinguished panelists for “SB Subcontracting Plans” include:

  • Mr. Christopher Clarke, Office of General Counsel, SBA
  • Ms. Elizabeth Mudd, Directory, Office of Small Business Programs, USACE
  • Ms. Cindy Readal, Assistant Commander for Acquisition, NAVFAC

Whether you are a small business transitioning to large, a large business, or in government acquisition, you will benefit from hearing the DoD and SBA perspective on small business subcontracting plans, commitment plans and reporting expectations. This session will give you an opportunity to benchmark and increase your competitiveness! This is an interactive session designed to cover DoD and SBA expectations for excellence in Small Business Participation and Subcontracting Plans. Federal contractors benefit from understanding government expectations under competitive procurement proposals and awards.

Takeaways from the session will include:

  • Agency requirements for SB Participation Plans and SB Subcontracting Plans
  • SBA existing and upcoming regulations and advocacy as it relates to SB Participation Plans and SB Subcontracting Plans
  • Evaluation process (pre- and post-award)
  • Best in class SB Participation and Subcontracting Plans
  • Accountability to Subcontracting Plans and consequences for non-compliance

I look forward to your participation at the VSBC!

Mercedes O. Enrique
President
CMS Corporation
An SB and MBE company


CMS JV Wins Key Government Year-end Projects

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 two projects totaling $11.6 million by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Omaha District. The awards were made under the JV’s $225 million Facilities Sustainment, Restoration, and Modernization Small Business Multiple Award Task Order Contract (FSRM MATOC) prime contract with USACE Omaha District. (JWC, an 8(a), WOSB and EDWOSB, is a Protégé to CMS, the Mentor, under an SBA-approved Mentor-Protégé Agreement.) 

In the first award, the JV received a $9.4 million design-build project to demolish and replace the HAZMART building at Minot Air Force Base, ND. Constructed in the 1960s, the existing facility will be demolished and replaced with a new facility designed and constructed within the same footprint. The new facility will provide for approx. 16,328 SF of fully-enclosed operations, administrative, storage, and training space.

The JV was also awarded a second project to repair switchgear at Schriever Air Force Base, CO. Under this $2.2 million design-build project, the JV will remove and replace existing medium voltage switchgear at the Central Utility Plant. The project has options, that if exercised by the Government, could raise the value of the project to well over $5 million.

Ernest Enrique, CEO of CMS, noted, “These are important awards for CMS and our joint venture partner and protégé, Jack Wayte Construction. CMS is currently working at Minot Air Force Base, giving us institutional knowledge and established relationships with local subcontractors that were instrumental in winning that project. We look forward to working with USACE and the facility end users at both Minot and Schriever on these key projects.”

 

CMS Awarded $11.6M Fuels Project in Guam

MAUMEE, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS), an experienced Department of Defense construction and bulk fuels prime contractor, announced today it has been awarded an $11.6 million project to repair multiple aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) at Andersen AFB, Guam. Under this project, CMS will make a wide range of repairs to three ASTs containing JP-8 jet fuel. Each 100,479 BBL (4.2M gallon) tank stands 24-feet high with a 173-foot diameter. All of the tanks are currently in service.

The scope of work will include tank cleaning prior to repairs, internal and exterior coating repairs using a 3-coat system, and specified repair/replacement of corroded or worn vents, manways, pumps, vents, valves, drains, gauges, flanges, strapping, name plates and labeling, piping, stairs, roofs, tank floors, etc. During the project, only one tank can be taken out of service at a time. CMS will perform a full API 653 out-of-service inspection on each tank after all repairs have been completed and certify each tank fit for return to service.

The U.S. Air Force awarded this project to CMS – a prime contract holder under the $2.5 billion Worldwide Engineering and Construction multiple award contract. Company CEO Ernest Enrique noted, “CMS has a 10-year history of excellence working on Guam. We have successfully completed over $100 million in new construction, renovation and bulk fuels work for our Air Force and Navy clients at this strategic location. We recently completed a project to make emergent repairs to 6 STI tanks and are currently repairing five other fuel tanks ranging in size up to 100,500 BBL at Andersen AFB. We look forward to executing these projects efficiently and safely in support of the Base 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 $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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Visit CMS Corporation at the 2019 SAME Small Business Conference.


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.