CMS Receives ABC Awards of Excellence, Merit

Maumee, OH – The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Indiana/Kentucky recently awarded CMS Corporation two Awards of Excellence for projects at Andersen AFB, Guam, and Luis Muñoz Marin Air National Guard Base (ANGB), Puerto Rico, and one Award of Merit for a project at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Emergent Repair of 6 STI Tanks at Andersen AFB received an award in the “Federal Government/Military Under $10M” category, Replacement of Tank 34 and Vehicle Fueling Station (VFS) at Luis Muñoz Marin ANGB was awarded in the “Other Specialty” category, and Repair High Temperature Hot Water (HTHW) and Steam Line D at Wright-Patterson AFB received the award in “Mechanical Institutional.”

For the Emergent Repair of 6 STI Tanks, CMS replaced six 10,000-gallon horizontal self-contained Steel Tank Institute (STI) Above-Ground Storage Tanks (ASTs) and all associated tank appurtenances.  Tank 34 and Vehicle Fueling Station at Luis Muñoz Marin ANGB consisted of demolishing and replacing a 17,000-gallon JP-8 tank and ringwall and constructing a 2,900-SF vehicle fueling station (VFS) driveway.  For the Repair HTHW and Steam Line D project, CMS excavated and removed 2,500 linear feet (LF) of existing HTHW lines and installed 2,500 LF of new direct bury piping, as well as new HTHW-to-low pressure steam and HTHW-to-hot water heat exchangers and new piping, valves, and controls. All three projects were contracted by the United States Air Force.

With the Excellence in Construction Competition, ABC seeks to “recognize the outstanding projects built by our members.”  CMS was recognized for efforts in innovation, quality, communication, and safety at the September 30th Awards Gala at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis, IN.  Company CEO, Ernest Enrique, stated, “It is an honor to receive these awards from ABC Indiana/Kentucky. We constantly strive to complete high-quality projects safely and on time, and to be recognized for doing so is certainly high praise. Thank you to ABC for an excellent evening at the September 30th gala.”

CMS Wins AMRS Project at Davis-Monthan AFB

Maumee, OH – CMS Corporation, an experienced Department of Defense general contractor, announced today it has been awarded a $2.3M Advanced Meter Reading System (AMRS) Metering Implementation project at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB), AZ.  This task order was awarded under the US Air Force Regional Engineering & Construction (RE&C) West IDIQ, and closely follows a similar $1.7M AMRS project at Vandenberg Space Force Base (SFB), CA, awarded just days ago, marking CMS’ ninth AMRS project in the past several years.

This project entails the purchase and installation of 99 new AMRS-compliant electric meters and 68 new gas meters across 95 secure and non-secure facilities basewide. The new meters allow the Government to track energy usage in a more efficient manner. In addition to the new electric and gas meters, other scopes of work will include adding pulse kits, communications switches, new communication drops, fused safety disconnects and switches, patch panels, new electrical conduit runs, some underground trenching, testing and commissioning.

CMS CEO, Ernest Enrique, stated, “We are pleased with the growth of our AMRS program over the last few years, and confident that our expertise in AMRS metering implementation will ensure successful project delivery. We look forward to facilitating the Air Force’s overall strategy to improve energy performance and reduce energy costs at Davis-Monthan AFB by allowing them to better monitor and track their energy usage.”

CMS Awarded $9M Design-Build Hangar Renovation at Dover AFB

MAUMEE, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS), an experienced Department of Defense (DoD) construction prime contractor, announced today it was recently awarded a $9 million design-build (D-B) project to repair Hangar 706 at Dover AFB, DE. Dover AFB is under the operational control of the Air Mobility Command (AMC). The 436th Air Wing is the host wing and runs the busiest and largest air freight terminal in the DoD.

The scope of work for this project includes design and multi-disciplined construction to update and repair architectural/interior, HVAC, controls, fire protection, fire alarm system, and electrical at the hangar. The project also includes repairs to exterior wash rack drains at the site. Century Engineering is a member of the CMS D-B team and will be the Designer of Record (DOR) for this project.

The U.S. Air Force awarded this project to CMS – a prime contract holder under the $2.5 billion suite of Regional Engineering and Construction (RE&C) multiple award contracts for work at US Air Force installations across the United States. Company CEO Ernest Enrique noted, “CMS D-B Team members have a long, successful work history at Dover Air Force Base. Our institutional knowledge, coupled with our past experience and lessons learned at Dover, will ensure successful project delivery. CMS is currently working at the Base to execute Phase V of a project to bury primary overhead electrical lines base-wide. We look forward to executing these projects efficiently and safely in support of the Base mission.”

Most recently, CMS was one of eight firms awarded the $70 million Small Business (SB) Multiple Award Construction Contract (MACC) at Dover AFB. Projects under the MACC may include single- or multi-discipline design services and/or general building construction for new, renovation and addition-type projects at the Base, as well as interior design, lead and asbestos abatement and/or incorporation of sustainable features.

CMS is an award-winning construction contractor with D-B 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 enable us to provide our customers with best value for their construction dollars.

CMS Caps Off Year with Additional $13.5M in Awards

MAUMEE, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS) is closing out 2020 with two significant awards – one at Dover Air Force Base (AFB), DE, and the other at Buckley AFB, CO. At Dover AFB, CMS was awarded a $7.8M project to bury primary medium voltage overhead distribution lines located along the north half of Atlantic Street and the flight line. This project is Phase 5 of a 6-phase project to relocate overhead lines basewide. Once completed, the project will yield increased power capacity and reliability for the Base, as well as significant savings on maintenance costs associated with replacing weathered or damaged light poles, insulator maintenance, and line damage from ice storms.  

At Buckley AFB, CMS received a $5.7M award to replace power plant controls at Building 433. Equipment, computer hardware and software for the Power Plant Control System (PPCS) at the facility is old and in need of replacement. Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and generator controls are obsolete and no longer supported by manufacturers, making it impossible to find these replacement parts. CMS, teamed with local controls/systems integrator, Winn-Marion, will replace the generator controllers and PLCs making up the PPCS with new units, adding redundancy and additional functionality so the system can be more effectively monitored and controlled by power plant personnel.

Both projects were awarded under CMS’s existing prime indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contracts with the US Air Force – the Regional Engineering and Construction (RE&C) East Region and RE&C Central Region contracts, respectively. CMS CEO Ernest Enrique stated, “These two awards mark the end of a challenging, yet highly successful year for CMS. From the onset of the pandemic, our No. 1 goal has been to protect our team members, their families, and our clients against the spread of the virus, while continuing to provide a high level of service to our clients. Like others in the construction industry, we have faced many challenges over these past months, but together we have been largely successful in meeting this goal.”

CMS is currently performing work for our Department of Defense customers at military installations in the Pacific, Caribbean and across the United States.

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 Wins $950M Air Force WE&C Contract

 MAUMEE, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS) has been awarded the $950M Worldwide Engineering and Construction (WE&C) contract by the US Air Force. Under this indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract, CMS will compete with other awardees for design-build and design-bid-build task orders for new construction, renovation, site work, demolition, and emergency response worldwide, 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 of work includes work in remote, austere, and/or high risk/contingency environments around the world. The period of contract performance for the WE&C contract is a 5-year base with three 1-year options.

CMS previously won all three Regional Engineering and Construction (RE&C) contracts under the Air Force’s $930M RE&C program (West, Central, and East Regions). Together, these regional contracts cover the entire US, including AK and HI. The geography for the WE&C covers everything outside the continental US (Europe, Pacific, Southwest Asia); however, stateside projects deemed too complex for the RE&C contracts may also be issued under the WE&C.

Company CEO Ernest Enrique stated, “This WE&C award, along with the recent RE&C awards, mark a major milestone for CMS 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 global mission, including work in any remote, austere, and/or contingent environments we may encounter.”

The 772nd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, Joint Base Lackland, San Antonio, TX, is the contracting activity.