CMS Projects Receive ABC Awards of Excellence

ANC Diamond STEP Award 2015

BARGERSVILLE, IN — The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Indiana/Kentucky recently awarded CMS Corporation (CMS) Awards of Excellence for two design-build projects constructed for the US military. The Design-Build Repair of Bachelors Quarters (BQ) 846 at Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Florida and the Design-Build of HVAC and Air Conditioning Systems Upgrades at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, were recognized by ABC for excelling in “innovation, quality, communication, and safety.”

The 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 $5.7M design-build repair of BQ 846 received the Award of Excellence in the “Institutional $3M to $10M Category.” CMS renovated an existing bachelor housing complex consisting of eight 3-story wings and one 2-story wing (over 94,800 SF total). Work included repair of the exterior building envelop, replacement of mechanical systems, new finishes and painting, bathroom upgrades, and building security and key card access features. By recommending that phases of work be performed concurrently, CMS was able to complete the project ahead of schedule. This project received exceptional performance ratings from the client. The Navy cited CMS’s expert ability to manage its subcontractors, scheduling expertise, and exceptional communication skills as key to completing the project ahead of schedule and with superb quality. What was anticipated to be a burdensome project due to the age and use of the facility, as well as its size and magnitude, was “executed with precision and foresight.”

In the “Historical Renovation $3M to $10M Category,” CMS replaced existing control systems with a new direct digital control system for the central HVAC equipment and chiller plant at the Marine Corps Base at Kaneohe Bay, integrating it into the Base’s Energy Management Control System (EMCS). Associated work included installing new supply and return air ducts, replacing damper actuators on VAV boxes, and replacing flex ducts. This $4.4M project received exceptional ratings from the client. The work was completed ahead of schedule and performed with zero OSHA-recordable incidents. The Navy cited CMS’s excellent communications and ability to provide “no-cost solutions to provide a better design and end product’ as key to the success of this project.

CMS was also named a Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) Winner – Diamond Level – at the awards ceremony. The STEP Award is presented to firms that possess exceptional safety records and make safety a core value, as evidenced by leadership commitment, safety culture, and rigorous employee training programs. With the Diamond Level designation, CMS is now eligible for the ABC National Safety Excellence Award.

Ernest Enrique, PE, CEO and Khush Mander, Executive Vice President, both of CMS, were on hand to accept these awards at the ABC 2015 Merit Shop Awards Gala on September 24, 2015 in downtown Indianapolis, IN.

Matt Fields Selected CMS Craftsperson of the Year

May 27, 2015

BARGERSVILLE, IN — Matt Fields was selected by his peers to receive the Metro Indianapolis Coalition for Construction Safety (MICCS) Outstanding Craftsperson Award. This recognition gives every MICCS 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. Fields received the award at the 22nd Annual MICCS Anniversary and Awards Celebration on April 30, 2015, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. He received a Carhartt winter jacket embroidered with the MICCS logo, “Outstanding Craftsperson 2015,” and his name. Mr. Fields is a repeat (2 time) winner of this key award.

Several CMS team members attended the awards ceremony with Mr. Fields, including John Eden, Jake Hahn, Chris Jones, Khush Mander, and Phil Schmitt. Nominations cited him for his strong commitment to quality and safety, resourcefulness, problem-solving capabilities, customer service and responsiveness, and team work.

CMS Receives 8th MICCS Safety Award

May 27, 2015

MAUMEE, OH – CMS received the 2014 Zero Injury Award from the Metro Indianapolis Coalition for Construction Safety, Inc. (MICCS) at its 22st Anniversary & Awards Celebration on April 30, 2015. 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 152,262 labor hours during the 2014 calendar year with zero recordable incidents. This is CMS’s 8th Zero Injury Award in the past 10 years, a testament to CMS’s safety culture and exceptional health and safety program.
Several CMS Operations personnel attended the awards celebration, which was held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN, among them Khush Mander, CMS Vice President of Operations. Mr. Mander noted, “The fact that we have won this award 8 out of 10 years demonstrates we are a company that is conscientious about safety. Safety starts with our guys in the field. Each one of our team members understands safety is Priority One on all of our projects.”

CMS Awarded $20M Navy Mechanical MACC

May 7, 2015

MAUMEE, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS) was one of five firms awarded the Naval Support Activity (NSA) Crane Mechanical Multiple Award Construction Contract (MACC). This full and open ID/IQ MACC is for mechanical construction projects at NSA Crane and the Glendora Test Facility. The majority of the work will be performed in Crane, IN, with the remainder executed in Sullivan, IN. The contract ceiling is $20 million over a 5-year period of performance (a base year plus 4 option years). The expected completion date is May 2020. Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic out of Norfolk, VA is the contracting agency.

Under this MACC, CMS will provide all labor, equipment, tools, supplies, transportation, supervision, QC, professional design services, and management necessary to perform various HVAC construction, renovation, and maintenance design-build or design-bid-build projects at assorted buildings and structures. Work includes, but is not limited to, design, general construction, alteration, repair, demolition, and work performed by special trades.

NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic received a total of eight proposals for this contract. CMS will compete against four other contractors for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contract.

One of CMS’s first federal government clients, NSA Crane is a long-time customer of CMS. CMS CEO Ernest Enrique, stated, “This win, in large part, recognizes the good work we have done for this installation over the past 10 years. The customer clearly recognizes the best value CMS offers in terms of our self-perform mechanical and fabrication capabilities. We are pleased to continue our relationship and support of NSA Crane and its mission via this contract vehicle.”

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.

CMS Wins $240M USACE Louisville SB Construction MATOC

December 10, 2014

MAUMEE, OH – USACE Louisville District has awarded CMS Corporation (CMS) a small business indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for Construction Services for the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Mission Boundaries. Construction projects under this contract will be located primarily within the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Mission Boundaries to include Military, Civil Works, and Army and Air Force Reserve projects. The combined contract ceiling is $240,000,000 and the period of performance is for a 3-year base period plus one 2-year option period.

Types of work to be performed under the contract may include, but are not limited to, new building construction, building renovation, demolition, building debris-type removal, and structural repairs; site work, utility installation/replacement, paving, civil works (e.g., flood damage reduction, such as channel improvements, bank stabilization, levees and floodwalls), and landscaping; industrial repairs and equipment upgrades; geotechnical work; instrumentation, architectural, and security systems; lead-based paint, PCB, asbestos, and hazardous, toxic, and radiological waste abatement; and design associated with all of the various aforementioned tasks.

CMS has a long history with USACE Louisville District; however, this is the first ID/IQ contract win with the District. Company CEO Ernest Enrique stated, “This is truly a special win for CMS. Having just graduated from the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program earlier this year, this is the type of contract vehicle that provides us a solid foundation building forward. It not only allows us to provide jobs and grow our company, but also allows us to continue to build on our solid corporate resume in the US heartland – right in our own back yard.”

US Army Corps of Engineers Awards CMS JV $49M Vertical Construction Contract

August 14, 2014

BARGERSVILLE, IN – The JWC CMS JV, a joint venture between Jack Wayte Construction and CMS Corporation, has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) Design-Build/Design-Bid-Build Vertical Construction 8(a) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) by the US Army Corps of Engineers Albuquerque District. Tasks performed under the MATOC will include construction projects in New Mexico and portions of other southwestern states. Projects will range in value up to $5 million, with a total combined contract value of $49 million over a 2-year period of performance. Only five contracts were awarded from a field of 28 proposing firms.

Project work will include the new construction, renovation and repair of HVAC and electrical systems, site work and utilities, and buildings for the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Border Patrol. Some projects may involve complex phasing arrangements, work at controlled access facilities, and/or secure communications installations.

According to CMS Chief Executive Officer Ernest Enrique, this new MATOC will enable CMS to “continue building a successful resume of work in the southwestern US, while strengthening our working relationship with Jack Wayte Construction.” CMS and New Mexico-based Jack Wayte Construction are also working together in a joint venture arrangement under another $140M MATOC for the US Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District.

CMS Design-Build Renovation and New Construction Earn ABC Awards of Excellence

August 4, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, IN – The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Indiana/Kentucky recently awarded CMS with Awards of Excellence for two design-build projects constructed for the US military. The Design-Build Renovation of Building F-30070 at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio and the Design-Build New Construction of a Combat Communication Combat Support Facility and a Combat Communication Transmission System Facility at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam were recognized by ABC for excelling in “innovation, quality, communication, and safety.”

Secure storage facilities and sound-proof interiors were required for the $1.1 million Design-Build Renovation of Building F-30070. CMS transformed 9,400-sf of office space into a communications room, an evidence vault, secure space in compliance with ICD/ICS 703 Version 1.2, administrative offices, and functional common areas for personnel of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. The CMS team tackled unforeseen site conditions, such as asbestos and utility lines, with detailed situation surveys and cost-effective recommendations to the government. As a result, challenges were resolved in a timely manner and the project was completed ahead of schedule.

Designed and built to withstand salt air, high humidity and gale force winds, the 18,043-sf Combat Communication Combat Support Facility and the 9,812-sf Combat Communication Transmission Facility are two of the newest “green” buildings at Andersen Air Force Base. Constructed for $10.1 million, both buildings meet US Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver standards. The use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) helped the project team integrate aspects of the design and construction techniques with sustainable materials and equipment. Weather-resistant features included a fabric-reinforced fluid applied roof membrane, which was used to reduce the possibility of leaks during high winds or seismic events. The Support Facility and the Transmission Facility are the third and fourth LEED-certified buildings constructed by CMS on Guam as Guam Pacific International.

Ernest Enrique, PE, CEO of CMS, and other CMS executives will formally accept these awards at the upcoming ABC 2014 Merit Shop Awards Gala on September 25 in Indianapolis, IN.

CMS Awarded Navy $240M Small Business Multiple Award Construction Contract in Hawaii

July 23, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, IN – CMS (dba CT JV) has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) Design-Build/Design-Bid-Build Small Business Multiple Award Construction Contract (MACC) for construction projects located primarily within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii area of responsibility. The combined contract ceiling is $240,000,000 and the period of performance is for a base period (1 year) plus four 1-year options. Task orders (TOs) or projects issued under the MACC will be firm-fixed price (FFP) and range from a minimum of $3,000,000 to a maximum of $30,000,000.

Types of work to be performed include, but are not limited to, new construction, repair, alteration, and related demolition of existing infrastructure based on design-build (D-B) or design-bid-build (full plans and specifications) for infrastructure within the State of Hawaii. Infrastructure includes residential building construction, construction of industrial buildings and warehouses, nonresidential buildings (other than industrial buildings and warehouses), and/or improvements (e.g., utilities, landscaping, airfields, and roadways). Work will be performed at various Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and miscellaneous federal and other facilities in the NAVFAC Hawaii area of responsibility.

The Navy received 22 proposals. CMS was one of only six contractors to receive an award under this ID/IQ contract.

CMS Chief Executive Officer Ernest Enrique noted, “This is a strategic win for CMS. It not only allows us to continue to build on our on-island presence in Hawaii, but also helps expand our corporate resume of work in the Pacific.” CMS (dba Aloha Pacific) is also currently one of the contract holders under the $200,000,000 NAVFAC Hawaii 8(a) MACC, which was awarded in September 2011 and is valid through September 2016.