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Featured Projects: O&M Services

Name of Project/Location:
Evans Army Community Hospital (EACH)
Hospital Operations and Maintenance Services – Fort Carson, Colorado

Project Type: Operations & Maintenance (O&M Services)

Customer: US Army Medical Command’s Evans Army Community Hospital

Facility Type / Size: Hospital/514,000 GSF; health clinics/49,600 GSF; dental clinics
49,800 GSF; veterinary clinic/4,400 GSF; administration buildings/13,400 GSF; and power/pump houses/13,000 GSF

Total Award Amount: $12,741,000.00 (for first 5 years’ support)

Teaming Partners & Subcontractors Used / % Participation: J&J Maintenance / 37 % (Maintenance Trades)

Status: Original VWI contract: 6/1/01 – 9/30/06
Current J&J contract: 10/01/06 – Continuing

Until recently, VWI was performing complete plant operations and maintenance services as prime contractor for all medical facilities at Fort Carson under a cost plus award fee (CPAF) contract. We operated and maintained approximately 617,000 GSF of medical space, where we were responsible for all plant operations (start-up, monitoring, control and shut-down) for all real property installed equipment (RPIE), including mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, medical gas manifolds, medical air compressors, medical vacuum pumps and fire alarm systems.

We were required to plan and manage execution of small projects required at the facilities, and have successfully executed more than a dozen of these projects, including boiler room renovations (re-tubing, boiler additions and associated piping); water supply system modernization; construction of a new administrative services center; construction of a new hospital beauty salon; modernization of emergency power systems fuel storage and distribution systems; and several others. All projects were fully managed (most self-performed) by VWI and were completed within negotiated budget and schedule limitations.

VWI recently “switched places” with its key subcontractor partner, J&J Maintenance, and continues to provide a significant portion of the O&M services at Evans’ MTF facilities as subcontractor to J&J under the terms of a second three-year follow-on OMEE contract Task Order, managed by the USACE’s Huntsville Center.

During the course of the original contract (5 years), VWI routinely received outstanding quarterly performance ratings from the client, with ratings for the last two contract years being 99% or higher. In a final performance review, Mr. Aaron Hicks, then acting as FM for all MTFs at the site, wrote: “This contractor is the best I have ever worked with. The level of professionalism is reflected in the quality of work they provide and is evident from the highest level corporate official to the lowest level on-site employee.”

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