On Tuesday, the Little Rock District Corps of Engineers announced the award of a design-build contract for a new Armed Forces Reserve Center at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, worth more than $18.1 Million, to SGS, LLC, an Oklahoma City based construction firm. The selection of SGS followed several weeks of discussions between SGS and the Little Rock District in an effort to stay within the budgeted funds and still meet the Army’s mission. With the Federal Government’s fiscal year ending in September, the Little Rock District COE, like most Federal Government agencies, seek to make contract awards prior to September 30th in order to commit Government funding.
“The award of this contract, like three other Department of Defense contracts recently awarded to SGS, really confirms the marketing strategy we adopted approximately 1-year ago” says Jill Freitas, Director of Business Development for SGS. “Since relocating to Bricktown” stated Freitas, “we have focused primarily on specific types of Federal Government projects that fit our marketing strategy, and the results speak for themselves”. While Freitas declined to state exactly what SGS’s marketing strategy entails, there is no disputing the results. During the first nine months of 2006, SGS has won approximate $60 Million in DOD contracts.
The new Armed Forces Reserve Center at Fort Chaffee will provide approximately 103,000 square feet of new administrative, maintenance, and training space and will serve both the Army National Guard (ARNG) and the U.S. Army Reserves (USAR) FA Regiment. The project consolidates operations into a single higher value facility which will meet the Army Stationing Strategy for Reserve Component Installations.