|Location: Deleram, Afghanistan|
|Project Owner's Name: USACE TAA-Transatlantic Afghanistan District|
|Project Starting Date: September 4, 2014|
|Initial Contract Price: USD $72M|
|Number of Buildings: 109 nos.|
|Total Built-up Area: 65,917 m2|
|Total Area of Pavement/ Road Works/ Walk Ways : 82,382m2|
|Total Length of External Utility Services : 82,382m2|
|Project Type : Design & Build US Government Project|
|Status: Early Completion|
MVL's performance on this design and build prime contract involves a similar scope of work, magnitude of effort, and level of complexity as listed in the subject solicitation. Additionally, the completion of the ANA Brigade Garrison at Camp Deleram aided in developing MVL's high standards for subcontractor management, quality controls, and health and safety practices necessary to complete the subject solicitation's works.
The construction, security, and safety standards for Camp Deleram are very similar and highly relevant for the subject solicitation. At peak performance levels, MVL has managed over 500 Expat, Third-country National, and Local National construction and safety personnel without any incident. The percentage total work self-performed by MVL exceeded 80% of the value of the contract.
The Garrison is an expansion of the existing facilities including additional Garrison Support Units (GSU) facilities, CS Kandak, Combat Support Service Kandak, three (3) Infantry Kandaks, Transient Kandak, MP Company and other common and support facilities and infrastructures. This Garrison for the Afghanistan National Army in Helmand Province project consists specifically of the Site Development and Improvements to include but is not limited to, demolition of existing fencing, site grading, storm water management analyzed based on a 20-year storm, water distribution system with a design capacity of for a population of 4,5000, design and installation of water well and auxiliary items, waste water collection system, waste water treatment plant designed to accommodate 840,000 li/day, waste incinerator facility consisting of 2 incinerators with a 10 metric ton/24 hour capacity, composed and recycling holding areas, hazardous waste holding areas, road networks, parking and convoy areas, sidewalks, helicopter pads, motor pool areas, ammunition supply points, power generation with primary voltage of 15kV, 50Hz consisting of six (6) 1.25MW generators, communication system, loud speaker and alarm system.
The project involves construction of over 100 military buildings which include: Officers; NCO and Enlisted barracks, administration buildings, small and large latrines, vehicle maintenance, storage, training and fitness facilities, medical center, DFAC, tactical operations center, battalion headquarters, and educational facilities. Out of these, the most challenging site adapt works were connecting the new electrical power house to the existing switch gear and changing the existing waste water package to the new site sewer network of the WWTP.
MVL designed and constructed force protection measures to include approximately 2,200 linear meters of perimeter wall, six (6) strategically located CMU Guard Towers, Entry Control Points including K-rated sliding and swing gates, vehicle drop arm barriers, guard shacks and passive anti-vehicular barriers and 102 Personnel Bunkers.
Additional scope required the procurement and installation of spray foam insulation, fire retardant barriers, gypsum works and ceiling suspension systems. Buildings were fit-out with doors, windows, ceramic and terrazzo tile works, paint, and epoxy painted sealed flooring. MVL effectively coordinated with the relevant authorities and obtained base access on time without any delay. During the course of the final turnover to the Government, the site experienced rocket attacks wherein in one instance, a building was affected including a major component of its fire alarm system. The specific fire alarm panel was flown in by MVL to the site to ensure that the structure will be occupied by the end-user timely and fully functioning.
MVL complied fully with all FAR, DFAR conditions of contract. MVL exceeded the contract requirements by ensuing all subcontractors completed FCPA (anti- bribery) and Ethics training. MVL also ensured the compliance with all the contractual requirements, including SPOT personnel tracking and DBA which led MVL to obtain excellent ratings on the CPARS.
Deleram has a hot desert climate, characterized by little precipitation and high variation between summer and winter temperatures. The average temperature in Delaram is 18.9 °C, while the annual precipitation averages 106 mm. July is the hottest month of the year with an average temperature of 31.9 °C. The coldest month January has an average temperature of 6.1 °C
Religious Country. All Afghans follow specific religious traditions, celebrate the same holidays, dress the same, consume the same food, listen to the same music and are usually multi-lingual
Construction Materials: Materials as per US Government Standards.
Bonding Requirement: Performance Bond & Payment Bond