R&D Test Article Construction

Customer: Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
Contract Award: $ 160,000,000 (IDIQ-MACC capacity)

electrical construction support DTRA

Contract Number: HDTRA2-14-D-0001

Burgos Group is one of four prime contractors awarded a contract under this acquisition, and the only one headquartered in New Mexico. This is an Indefinite Quantity contract with the maximum dollar amount the Government may order under this program (sum of all awardee orders) of $160,000,000. There is an initial base period of five years and an optional period of five years.

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) conducts a variety of test events designed to simulate various weapons effects. Experiments, test beds, facilities construction, maintenance, and support are conducted on the northern section of White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) in New Mexico. However, construction, maintenance, and test support extend to other DTRA-specific test sites and facilities. At WSMR, these sites include the Large Blast and Thermal Simulator (LB/TS), the Seismic Hardrock In-situ Source Test (SHIST), alternate SHIST sites, Large Scale Test bed, Intermediate Test bed, Phenomenology Test bed, Capitol Peak Tunnel Complex (CPTC), Administrative park area, DTRA owned and operated concrete batch plant, and various instrumentation structures. On Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB), these sites include the Chestnut Site and the Giant Reusable Air Blast Simulator (GRABS).

The scope of this acquisition requires Burgos Group to provide 1) General Test Support, 2) Excavation and Earthwork Support, and 3) Construction Support for DTRA Test Sites on WSMR, Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB) NM and other DTRA test sites. Construction Support encompasses both above ground construction and construction in the existing Capitol Peak tunnels associated with minor mining work to be done in the tunnels to prepare and support the construction work. Additionally, DTRA requires support to fully construct new test beds and structures; new support facilities; repair or refit existing test beds and structures; excavate and recover test articles; maintain, operate and repair the supporting test site infrastructure; and support experiment and demonstration execution on the test beds. This work will vary from simple reinforced concrete slabs to heavily reinforced elevated slabs to multi-storied reinforced buildings to heavily reinforced concrete structures in CPTC. Burgos Group is required to comply with the latest revisions of applicable portions Federal (including installation), State, and Local OSHA and MSHA standards and the latest revision of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Safety and Health Requirements Manual, EM-385-1.

Underground construction tasks will require us to provide a multi-disciplined workforce and safety team to safely construct large and small test beds concurrently or serially at multiple test sites in an underground environment. This kind of work will typically involve trenching, excavation, backfill, drilling of instrumentation bore holes, tunneling, sinking shafts, drill/blast excavation to support DTRA’s testing program through test bed development, improvement, and environmental restoration.

Above ground construction will require us to provide multi-disciplined workforce and safety team to safely construct large and small test beds. This kind of work will typically involve trenching, excavation, backfill, drilling of instrumentation bore holes, drill/blast excavation to support DTRA’s testing program described above.

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