The hits just keep coming.
On the heels of contract wins that include a fitness center addition at Fort Greely, near Fairbanks, Alaska, and a five-year construction project at Offutt Air Force Base (AFB) near Omaha, Neb., Weldin Construction was awarded a five-year Multiple Award Construction Contract (MACC) at McConnell AFB in Wichita, Kan.
McConnell AFB is the home of the 22nd Air Refueling Wing, whose primary mission is to provide global air refueling and airlift support. It is the future home of the KC-46A Pegasus, a military version of the Boeing 767. Under the MACC, Weldin will provide design-build construction services for a range of maintenance, repair, alteration and new construction projects at McConnell AFB.
This is the second U.S. Air Force (USAF) MACC awarded to Weldin in the past year, adding to the 2016 contract award at Offutt AFB. “The close proximity of these military bases provides Weldin with significant opportunities for increased financial and operational efficiency,” said Jared Edgar, president of CIRI Services Corp., Weldin’s parent company. “Weldin is proud to bring another contract win to the CIRI family of government contracting companies.”
Weldin participates in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program, which helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. The program’s benefits for HUBZone-certified companies include competitive and sole-source contracting, subcontracting opportunities and a 10-percent price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions. The 10-percent preference allows a qualified HUBZone firm to win a competitive procurement even if its bid is up to 10 percent higher than the price offered by an equally qualified larger firm.
After many years of operating solely in Alaska, Weldin became a national federal contractor in 2016 by landing construction contracts in Nebraska, Nevada, Washington and now Kansas. The Palmer, Alaska-based company provides comprehensive construction and construction management services to local, state and federal government agencies, which include heavy civil construction, underground utilities, electrical, concrete, design/build vertical construction, mechanical, HVAC, fire protection, fuel systems and process piping.
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