RM Builders JV Wins Two Projects at Fort Carson, CO.

Maumee, OH and Alamogordo, NM – RM Builders, a joint venture (JV) between experienced Department of Defense general contractor CMS Corporation and New Mexico-based protégé Jack Wayte Construction (JWC), announced it has been awarded two projects under the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Omaha FSRM Small Business Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC). CMS has been a mentor to JWC, an 8(a) and Woman-owned Small Business, under the US Small Business Administration 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Program since 2015.

The first award is a $900k task order to replace kitchen drain piping and the second is a $2.5M task order to replace water mains. Both projects are at Fort Carson, CO. Activities under the $900k task order include removing and replacing kitchen drain piping and saw cutting to remove and replace cast iron pipes. This job is anticipated to be complete in late March 2022. The $2.5M task order is a design-bid-build project to demolish and replace water mains, including the removal of buried obstacles such as reinforced concrete, as well as reroute the proposed water main alignment to avoid damaging existing communications cables and/or ductbanks. This project will take roughly one year to complete.

CMS CEO, Ernest Enrique, stated, “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to continue work with our protégé, Jack Wayte Construction, and perform this work at Fort Carson. The JV is currently executing other awarded work at Minot Air Force Base, ND and Schriever Space Force Base, CO under this Omaha Small Business MATOC. The RM Builders JV will continue to provide a superior client experience with on-time, exceptional results.”

ACCIONA CMS JV Wins $17M Port Ops Facility at NS Rota

BARGERSVILLE, IN USA and MADRID, SPAIN – ACCIONA CMS JV announced it has been awarded a $17.2 million project to construct Port Operations Facilities at Naval Station (NS) Rota, Spain. This is the initial task order (or seed project) awarded to the JV under the US Navy’s $500 million Multiple Award Construction Contract (MACC) at Rota, Spain.

For this project, the JV will construct a 3-story Port Operations Facility that will serve as a consolidated compound for intermodal management and port operations at NS Rota. The building will include a small craft maintenance high bay area, workshops, storage areas, an oil spill response area, a hazardous supply & waste storage area, bunk rooms, locker & shower rooms, a conference room, and office spaces, as well as an administrative suite to accommodate Spanish Port Operations personnel and functions. The JV will also construct a Harbor Control Tower to house equipment and work areas, as well as a Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) with offices, conference and training rooms, and a QA testing room.

Project completion is expected in Summer 2024. The JV is also currently bidding additional task orders under the Rota MACC, including a large hangar renovation and construction of an expeditionary maintenance facility and a new Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) maintenance shop and storage facility, with a combined value in the range of $65 million to $80 million.

Ernest Enrique, CEO of CMS Corporation, noted, “The JV is pleased to receive this first task order award under the Rota MACC. We look forward to the opportunity to partner with the Navy to safely deliver a high quality, timely and on budget Port Operations Facility that will support the NS Rota mission for years to come.”

ACCIONA CMS JV is a joint venture (JV) between Indiana-based CMS Corporation (CMS) and Madrid-based ACCIONA.

Acciona CMS JV Wins $500M Rota MACC

MADRID, SPAIN and BARGERSVILLE, IN, USA – ACCIONA CMS JV announced today it has been awarded the Navy’s $500 million Design-Build/Design-Bid-Build Multiple Award Construction Contract (DB/DBB MACC) for projects primarily located in Rota, Spain. A joint venture (JV) between Madrid-based ACCIONA and Indiana-based CMS Corporation (CMS), the ACCIONA CMS JV was one of seven firms awarded a contract.

Under the MACC, the JV will provide DB and DBB general construction projects located primarily at Naval Station (NS) Rota; however, the contract may also be used throughout the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic area of responsibility worldwide. Task orders issued under the MACC can range from $8 million to $64 million and include construction of airfield, industrial, infrastructure, administrative, training, retail, food service, munition storage, and community support facilities. The contract duration is seven years, with expected completion in June 2029. NAVFAC Atlantic, headquartered in Norfolk, VA, is the contracting activity. 

MACC awardees were rated on their proposed organization for the MACC, overall safety approach and record, corporate experience, technical solution to construct a Port Operations facility (seed project) at NS Rota, and history of outstanding past performance. The combination of ACCIONA’s Rota region experience and expansive resources, coupled with CMS’s NAVFAC indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract management experience, made for a winning combination. The ACCIONA CMS JV Team also includes US-based American Structurepoint as the Designer of Record for task orders issued under this MACC.

Ernest Enrique, CEO of CMS Corporation, noted, “CMS has entered into a strategic partnership with ACCIONA for this pursuit. This award represents the first time in recent memory that a DoD construction contract has been awarded to a JV between Spanish and US contractors at Naval Station Rota. The combined resources, Rota region experience and IDIQ management expertise of the JV will enable us to deliver projects safely, on time and budget, and with a high level of satisfaction to the Navy.”   CMS is an award-winning construction contractor with DB experience and strong self-performance capabilities in mechanical, piping and fabrication work. Its scope of services encompasses new construction, renovations, fueling systems, and energy and sustainability projects for a wide range of federal government and commercial clients. Its standard business practices of empowering its employees, partnering with its clients, and consistently applying innovative solutions to project challenges enable CMS to provide its customers with the best value for their construction dollars.

SBA Approves CMS Corporation and Compass Constructors Mentor-Protégé Agreement

St. Louis, MO – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program (ASMPP) between Compass Roofing, LLC (dba Compass Constructors – the Protégé) and CMS Corporation (CMS – the Mentor). Based in Kansas City, MO, Compass Constructors is an 8(a) and minority business enterprise (MBE) certified company. In business for 8 years, they are a general contractor with self-perform capability in roofing for clients in the public and private sectors. CMS is an award-winning small business and MBE with over 20 years of experience in design-build, new construction, renovation, fueling systems and mechanical work for federal and commercial clients.

CMS President Mercedes Enrique and Compass Constructors CEO Allan Arias met in 2019 while participating in the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative-Education Program called Scaling. Over the past year, the ownership of both firms discovered not only a shared corporate philosophy, but also a common goal and commitment to provide a profitable, high quality, and safe project, with a high level of customer satisfaction, to its clients. Compass Constructors entered the SBA 8(a) program earlier this year, becoming eligible for the ASMPP. Under this program, the two firms plan to pursue strategic 8(a) set-aside Federal construction opportunities in the coming years.

Enrique noted, “Entry into the SBA’s ASMPP is a huge commitment of time, money and resources from both the Mentor and the Protégé. In Compass, we have found a motivated, hard-working management team that is up to the challenge. They are dedicated to getting the most out of the ASMPP program – learning from the successes and challenges CMS has faced over the years and growing their business the right way.”

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 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 become a top Mentor.

Arias stated, “For many years, Compass has had the vision and desire to become a top-tier small business contractor for the federal government. Finding the right mentor has been a critical step towards attaining this goal and in our overall growth strategy. We are proud to have CMS as our guide and mentor under the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program.”

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. Compass Constructors joins CMS as their second active protégé under the ASMPP. CMS also maintains an MPA with Alamogordo, NM-based Jack Wayte Construction under the SBA 8(a) MPA. JWC is soon graduating from the 8(a) program.

 

JWC CMS JV II Wins $49M USACE Tulsa District WOSB Set-aside MATOC

MAUMEE, OH – The JWC CMS JV II, a joint venture (JV) between Jack Wayte Construction (JWC) and CMS Corporation (CMS), has been awarded a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) set-aside Design-Build (D-B) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) by USACE Tulsa District. Tasks performed under the MATOC will include construction projects in the Southwest District boundaries, which include Oklahoma and Northern Texas. Projects under this MATOC will range in value up to $10 million, with a total combined contract value of $49 million over a 5-year period of performance (3-year base plus two 1-year options).

Work under this MATOC will include a wide variety of new construction, maintenance, repair, alteration and minor construction type tasks for military Interagency and International Services, and civil works projects. Scopes of work may include, but are not limited to, planning, design, total facility renovation, new construction, repairs and alterations, preventative maintenance, installation/construction of HVAC, plumbing, electrical, elevators, building envelope, fire protection, antiterrorism/force protection (AT/FP), environmental abatement (e.g., asbestos and lead paint abatement), and operations activities.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved a formal Mentor/Protégé Agreement (MPA) between the JV member firms in April 2015, with CMS as the Mentor and JWC as 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 8(a) and economically disadvantaged woman-owned small business.

CMS CEO Ernest Enrique noted, “The JWC CMS JV continues its successful path forward with this third major ID/IQ contract award. Currently, our firms are jointly executing over $15M in work at Milan Army Reserve Center, OH; Fort Polk, LA; and White Sands Missile Range, NM, among other locations. We are pleased with the current success of our JV and look forward to more opportunities to grow our relationship under the MPA program.”