USACE Awards Contract for Construction Phase Support Services

Published May 17, 2013

WINCHESTER, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle USACE’s construction phase support services contract will support its construction projects in the Middle East and Central Asia.  USACE photo – Joan KiblerEast District has awarded an architect-engineer contract for construction phase support services to support its projects in the Middle East and Central Asia.


The contract, awarded May 15, went to Parsons-Versar Joint Venture of Washington, D.C. The Middle East District will call upon the joint venture firm to provide general architecture-engineering construction phase support services including construction management, quality assurance, office engineering, scheduling, data management, and project engineering. The firm may be asked to assist in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) commissioning of completed construction projects if needed.


Additionally, the firm may be called upon to provide local citizens, third country nationals, or U.S. citizens as project engineers and quality assurance representatives to perform construction phase support services. These subject matter experts will report information to U.S. government officials who retain final decision-making authority on contractor performance.


This contract was awarded for a one-year period, with four additional one-year option periods, for a total of five years. Its maximum capacity is $90 million over the life of the contract. The government will issue task orders for specific work.


The contract was solicited under the Brooks Act (Public Law 92-582), which establishes the procurement process by which federal agencies select architect-engineer firms, and in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations. The government selects and negotiates architect-engineer contracts based on firms’ professional qualifications, specialized experience, and capacity to accomplish the work in the required time at a fair and reasonable price.


Parsons-Versar Joint Venture will be required to support projects managed by the Middle East District throughout the U.S. Central Command area of operations which includes countries in the Middle East and Central Asia. The District’s work includes designing and constructing facilities for use by U.S. forces, performing engineering activities for other U.S. government and foreign agencies, and providing operations and maintenance services for various customers. In addition, the District provides project management, engineering, contracting and support services to USACE districts in Afghanistan.



Joan Kibler

Release no. 13-014