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GUAM INDUSTRY FORUM 2018 Comments Comments by Will Boudra by Will Boudra PE, PE, Director, Director, Guam Guam Program Program Management Management Office Office

Hello, Hafa Hello, Adai,Hafa Aloha Adai, andAloha Konichi-wa! and Konichi-wa! I apologizeI to apologize other nationalities. to other nationalities. That That By John M. Robertson exhausted exhausted my foreignmy language foreign skills. language Thank skills. Thank you again you to the again Guam to the PostGuam of thePost Society of the of Society of American American Military Engineers Military Engineers and all of their and all of their After eightAfter months eight of months detailedofplanning detailedand planning and co-sponsors for hostingfor this hosting excellent thisIndustry excellent Industry programming, programming, the Industry theForum Industry came Forum cameco-sponsors Forum. Forum. through without through a hitch. without There a hitch. wereThere two days were two days

of briefingsofon briefings 7th andon 8th 7th March and 8th followed Marchbyfollowed by In additionIntoaddition me and to theme other andNAVFAC the other NAVFAC a window tour a window of construction tour of construction sites on Friday sites on Friday Pacific speakers Pacific this speakers afternoon this including afternoon our including address our them address together themastogether best as we as best can after as we can after morning the morning 9th followed the 9thbyfollowed the Charlie by the Corn Charlie Corn Vice Commander, Vice Commander, Captain LaDuca, Captainand LaDuca, the andhis theremarks. his remarks. Golf Tournament Golf Tournament in the afternoon. in the afternoon. There There leaders Capital of our Improvements Capital Improvements Business Business were 550 registered were 550 registered guests in the guests forum: in the forum: leaders of our Line, Ralph Line, Luca, Ralph Director Luca, of Director Acquisition, of Acquisition, Jill Jillnumbered The The numbered headings align headings withalign powerwith power 268 from Guam, 268 from 179Guam, from the 179United from the States United States Nii, and the Nii, Deputy and the for Deputy Small Business, for Small Lisa Business, Lisa point slides point that slides can be that found can at be the found website: at the website: including Hawaii, including80Hawaii, from Japan, 80 from 2 from Japan, 2 from Roth, brought I have with brought me from withthe meGuam from the Guam South Korea, South 12 Korea, from CNMI, 12 from 1 from CNMI, the1 from theRoth, I have Program Management Program Management Office at NAVFAC Office at NAVFAC PhilippinesPhilippines and 8 fromand other 8 from locations. other There locations. There Pacific, seven Pacific, of my seven staff of to my help staff me to listen help me listen#2. Concerning #2. Concerning Future Work. Future Work. were a record werenumber a record ofnumber players at of 114 players for the at 114 for the and learn. and These learn. include These myinclude Deputy,my Andre Deputy, Andre • I am including • I am in including this presentation, in this presentation, all all Charlie Corn Charlie Scholarship Corn Scholarship Golf Tournament. Golf Tournament. Lee, Program Lee,Development Program Development Director Eric Director Lee Eric Lee of the project of the information project information that we arethat we are Unspent funds Unspent fromfunds both from eventsboth goesevents toward goes toward and five in the others office in who the office work hard who work hard authorizedauthorized to release by to release statute by andstatute and scholarships scholarships for the youth for of theGuam youthand of Guam and and five others each day and to every make daythis to design make this anddesign andregulation.regulation. islands in the islands western in the Pacific western region. Pacific The region. Theeach and every construction construction program asprogram successful as as successful possible. • And, as far • And, as I know, as far as allIofknow, the information all of the information SAME Guam SAME PostGuam Scholarship Post Scholarship Fund was at Fund was at These are These Garrett are Fong, Garrett Rick Fong, Barnes, Rick Tom Barnes, Tom in this presentation in this presentation is consistent is consistent with the with the risk shouldrisk theshould event attract the event tooattract few attendees. too few attendees. Lum, Richard Lum,Grey Richard and Gary Grey Damaschi. and Gary Damaschi. International International Agreements Agreements between the between the They They sitting areat allthe sitting tableatinthe front table of in me.front of me. United States United andStates the Government and the Government of of Many attendees Many came attendees forward cameafterward forward afterward to to are all We are here We to are not here only to share not only information share information Japan. Japan. express satisfaction express satisfaction for a smooth for running, a smooth running, about Construction the DPRI Construction Program, but Program, to but to informative informative and worthwhile and worthwhile event. Thisevent. Thisabout the DPRI listen about and learn the issues aboutthat the issues concern that concern #3. Guam#3. Defense GuamPolicy Defense Review Policy Initiative Review -Initiative included military includedleaders military from leaders the U.S. fromasthe U.S.listen as and learn the design the anddesign construction and construction industry, and industry, the and the DPRI DPRI well as Japan. well There as Japan. were There no complaints. were no complaints. other stakeholders here on Guam. here on Each Guam. of Each of • I am going • I to amcover goinga brief to cover history a brief of the history of the Thanks goThanks to a very goactive to a very organizing active organizing other stakeholders them thembyis me tasked to keep by me detailed to keep records detailed records DPRI workDPRI completed work completed up to now,up what to now, is what is committeecommittee consisting consisting of Noel Enriquez, of Noel Enriquez, LT LT is tasked of your concerns of yoursoconcerns that we so canthat learn we and can learn and ongoing inongoing construction in construction now and then nowwhat and then what Timothy Dahms, TimothyCatherine Dahms, Catherine Cruz Norton, Cruz Norton, improve our improve efforts.our efforts. is planned isforplanned the nextfortwo theyears. next two years. Wayne Cornell, WayneChris Cornell, Arnsfield Chris and Arnsfield John and John • Move of • up Move to 5000 of up Marines to 5000 toMarines Guam to Guam Representing Representing SAME Guam SAME Post, Guam Catherine Post, Catherine I also wantI to also point want out toMr. point Bob outPedigo Mr. Bob from Pedigo from • The large • The majority largeofmajority forces toofcome forcesfrom to come from Castro of the Castro Guam of the Chamber Guam Chamber of Commerce of Commerce the Marinethe Forces Marine Pacific Forces DPRI Pacific Office DPRI in Office in the Marinethe Corps Marine Bases Corps on the Bases island on the of island of and William andBeery William representing Beery representing the Guamthe Guam Bob Hawaii. and his Bob staff and athis Marine staff at Forces Marine ForcesOkinawa. Okinawa. Contractors Contractors Association. Association. Thanks also Thanks to thealso toHawaii. the Pacific arePacific our client. are our They client. establish Theythe establish the• Other realignment • Other realignment of forces within of forces Japan within Japan organizingorganizing contractors: contractors: Ruder Integrated Ruder Integrated requirements. requirements. So, if you want So, ifto you talk want to to talk to not part ofnot thepart DPRI of the Guam DPRI construction Guam construction MarketingMarketing Strategies Strategies and Market and Research Market Research a Marine, aorMarine, civilianor Marine civilian in Marine this case, in this case, program. program. & Development & Development Inc. Inc. I’ve just blown I’ve just his cover. blown One his cover. final One note. • NOTE that • NOTE this brief thatdoes this not briefaddress does not and address and In order order that to ensure we getthat through we getour through our construction construction activity in activity the Commonwealth in the Commonwealth There follows There twofollows of the two principal of the speeches principalofspeeches of toInensure presentations presentations in the mostinefficient the mosttime, efficient time, of Northern of Mariana NorthernIslands. Mariana Islands. the Industry theForum Industry provided Forumon provided Wednesday on Wednesday Captain Turner Captain and Turner I have and agreed I have to give agreed our to give our the 7th of March the 7th from of March 1045from until1045 noon.until noon. presentations presentations back-to-back back-to-back without questions without questions #4. OCO #4. andOCO ACO and Responsibilities ACO Responsibilities and then we and will then entertain we will questions entertain until questions the until• the There is•a There distinction is a distinction between the between PCO the PCO end of our end allotted of our time. allotted So please time. keep So please noteskeep notes (Procurement (Procurement Contracting Contracting Officer) and Officer) and of your questions of your as questions we go along as weand go along we willand we will 12 | MARCH2018

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vertical construction. vertical construction. DPRI construction DPRI construction program. program. ACO Administrative ACO Administrative Contracting Contracting Officer Officer • We have•provided We havepoints provided of contact points for of contact each for each responsibilities. responsibilities. #9. Construction #9. Construction Contracts Contracts Summary Summary project. project. • The contract • Thewill contract be planned, will bedesigned, planned, designed, In summary: In summary: Including projects Including completed, projects completed, • I will not• be I will ablenot to be address able to questions address on questions on solicited and solicited awarded andinawarded Hawaii in at Hawaii NFP. at NFP. those in construction, those in construction, and those in and those in these projects. these projects. • The OICC • The willOICC administer will administer the construction the construction solicitationsolicitation for award, for over award, $3.5B.over This $3.5B. This and all post-award and all post-award contract modifications. contract modifications. represents represents approximately approximately one-half ofone-half the of the Comments Comments by CAPTby Dan CAPT Turner DanPE, Turner PE, totalbuild. expected build. #5. Guam #5. DPRI Guam Construction DPRI Construction Locations - Locations 1 - 1 total expected Officer in Officer Charge inof Charge Construction, of Construction, • Apra Harbor • Apra – Most Harbor DPRI – Most construction DPRI construction is is Marine Corps Marine Marianas Corps Marianas #10. Summary of Upcoming of Upcoming Acquisitions Acquisitions complete here complete – A couple here –ofAprojects couple ofeither projects #10. eitherSummary This forumThis marks forum a significant marks a significant milestone and milestone and (Dates are(Dates Approximate) are Approximate) in construction in construction or will be soon. or will be soon. serves as a serves direct as reflection a direct of reflection the positive of the positive • Looking•two Looking years beyond two years 2018 beyond to our2018 to ourmomentummomentum • Andy South • Andy – One South project. – One project. that has been thatgained has been in the gained United in the United plannedawards contract in 2019 awards and in2020. 2019 and States 2020. Marine • AAFB Quality • AAFBofQuality Life facilities of Life–facilities this – this planned contract States Corps Marine Build-up Corpsconstruction Build-up construction DividedUS between fundedUS MILCON funded MILCON is plannedisfamily planned housing familyand housing support and support• Divided•between program. program. OICC wasOICC established was established on 5 August on 5 August and the Government and the Government of Japan funded of Japan funded2016 and it’s facilities are facilities all in later are all years in later and years are not and are not 2016 been andgreat it’s been to experience great to experience all of all of construction. construction. The latter The we refer lattertowe as refer to asthe progress addressed addressed in this brief. in this brief. thetoprogress date andtoeven datemore and even exciting more asexciting as MAMIZU. • AAFB North • AAFB Ramp North – Supports Ramp –Marine Supports MarineMAMIZU. we look to we thelook future. to the future. • US • US MILCON –5 –5 Corps Aviation CorpsCombat AviationElement. Combat Element. Lots of Lots of MILCON • GoJ Funded • GoJ – 5Funded – 5 activity ongoing activityhere ongoing now. here now. The numbered The numbered headings align headings withalign powerwith power • These are • These the projects are the that projects are authorized that are authorized • AAFB NW • AAFB Field NW – training Field –range training projects range projects point slidespoint that slides can bethat found canatbethe found website: at the website: and fundedand by funded the US by andthe GoJ, USor and areGoJ, in or in have started. have started. the Year US Fiscal 2019 Year budget 2019 submission budget submission • Finegayan • Finegayan – Marine Corps – Marine Base Corps Guam Base Guamthe US Fiscal to Congress. main cantonment main cantonment – Preliminary – Preliminary site site to Congress. #2 – Partnering. #2 – Partnering. I wanted toI wanted start with to the start with the development development has begun.has begun. of partnering which is really why concept of concept partnering which is really why #11. Major#11. Installation Major Installation Support Strategies Support Strategies we are all here today at thisDay Industry Day we are all here today at this Industry 1. We are reviewing and assessing anddirection assessing direction #6 Guam DPRI #6 Guam Construction DPRI Construction Locations - Locations 2 - 21. We are reviewing Forum. Representing OICC Marine Corps Forum. Representing OICC Marine Corps from DoDfrom for 'energy DoD for resiliency' 'energy resiliency' and and Marianas,Marianas, • Apra Harbor • Apra – 4Harbor projects – 4complete. projects complete. ourmission primary mission our primary is to focus is to focus 'energy security' 'energyatsecurity' our newatfacilities our newand facilities and WaterfrontWaterfront HQ underHQ construction. under construction. Apra Apra proper construction execution in the on proper on construction execution in the installations. installations. This includes Thisresiliency includes and resiliencyfield. and Andfield. Medical Clinic Medical in procurement. Clinic in procurement. And we fully that to achieve we fully know that know to achieve solutions tosolutions mitigatetoman-made mitigate man-made • Andy South • Andy – MOUT South –inMOUT procurement. in procurement. reliability reliability our of providing mission capable our mission of mission providing mission capable threats andthreats natural and hazards. natural hazards. • AAFB North • AAFB Ramp North – 4 Ramp projects– complete, 4 projects complete, facilities for the United States Marine Corps facilities for the United States Marine Corps 2. For 2. For the DPRI USMC Program DPRIon Program Guam,on Guam, 3 projects in 3 projects construction, in construction, and 3 projects and in 3 projects in the USMC going to require aapproach. teaming approach. The it’s going toit’srequire a teaming The our objective ourisobjective to incorporate is to incorporate new new ultimate success procurement. procurement. ultimate forGovernments both the Governments forsuccess both the technology technology advances. advances. • AAFB NW • AAFB Field NW – 1 project Field –completed, 1 project completed, 1 1 of the US and Japan relies on the shared of the US and Japan relies on the shared 3. We are analyzing 3. We are analyzing implementation implementation of a of asuccess of our project in construction. project in construction. success of our contractor partners. contractor partners. We will We will 'Microgrid'Microgrid Power System' Power forSystem' energy for energy succeed orsucceed • Marine •Corps Marine Base Corps Guam Base main Guam main or fail The together. The foundation for fail together. foundation for resiliency that resiliency wouldthat include would backup include power backup power Cantonment Cantonment – one project, – one Site project, Clearing, Site Clearing, success clear communications, this successthis starts withstarts clear with communications, to serve asto a contingency serve as a contingency power power Grading, Underground Grading, Underground Utilities Roads Utilities Roads generationgeneration trust, and professionalism. trust, and professionalism. OICC willOICC be will be source for source criticalfor facilities. critical facilities. (U&SI) Phase (U&SI) 1, under Phaseconstruction 1, under construction (many (many fully committed to partnering and teaming fully committed to partnering and teaming a. For energy a. For savings, energywesavings, are analyzing we are analyzing more to come). more to come). with our contractor partners. Our shared with our contractor partners. Our shared implementation of a base-wide of a base-wide 'District 'District • Other Guam • Other Infrastructure Guam Infrastructure – 2 projects – 2inprojects inimplementation communications and collaboration communications and collaboration will be will be Cooling System' Cooling to System' reduce utility to reduce costs. utility costs. construction. construction. vital to programmatic success. the Although the vital to programmatic success. Although This wouldThis include would circulating include circulating chilled chilled • Construction • Construction Management Management Support Support andofmethods of partnering means andmeans methods partnering can take can take water MCBG to the facilities MCBGfor facilities A/C. for A/C. Services contract Servicesincontract procurement in procurement in Hawaii in Hawaiiwater to the different the fundamentals different forms, the forms, fundamentals of clear of clear 4. Additionally, 4. Additionally, to effectively to effectively manage manage communication, at NavFac at Pacific. NavFac Pacific. communication, trust and professionalism trust and professionalism base-wide base-wide energy usage, energy we are usage, analyzing we are analyzing aretenets the basic thatestablish me must establish are the basic thattenets me must implementation implementation of a 'Smartgrid of a 'Smartgrid System' System' #7. AAFB#7. North AAFB Ramp North ACE Ramp ACE immediately… and continuously immediately… and continuously refresh… refresh… monitor control and energy control usage energy via usage via • The next• two Theslides next two will slides provide will more provide more to monitortoand andover maintain over the course of this and maintain the course of this digital communication. detail at the detail two at centers the two of the centers majority of the majority digital communication. The benefits are with clear and with program. program. The benefits are clear and 5. These are 5. These just some areofjust thesome 'energy of the resiliency' 'energy resiliency' of the DPRI of the construction: DPRI construction: AAFB NW AAFB NW the complexities of this–program the complexities of this program strong – strong and 'energyand security' 'energyinitiatives security' which initiatives are which are Field, site of Field, the aviation site of thesupport aviation facilities, support facilities, will absolutely be required. I must partneringpartnering will absolutely be required. I must beingforplanned the newfor Marine the new Corps Marine Corps and the Marine and the Corps Marine Base Corps Guam Base main Guam mainbeing planned concept that Partnering dismiss thedismiss conceptthe that Partnering provides provides Base on Guam. Base on Guam. cantonment cantonment in Finegayan. in Finegayan. for a lessGovernment stringent Government for a less stringent position…position… 6. More to6.follow Moreintothe follow months in the ahead months as new ahead as new > Note that > there Note are thatnumber there are of number completed of completed project solicitations project solicitations are released. are released. projects projects > Hangars > under Hangars construction under construction #12. Northern #12. District Northern Wastewater District Wastewater TreatmentTreatment > Other Support > OtherFacilities Support Facilities Plant Upgrade Plant|Upgrade Route 9 | Sewer Route Interceptor 9 Sewer Interceptor • 15 projects • 15 total projects $665M total investment. $665M investment. | NGLA Monitoring | NGLA Monitoring Wells | Cultural Wells | Cultural RepositoryRepository #8. Marine #8. 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execution execution on Guam.on For activities are takingare place on DoD the construction Guam. For activities taking placeproperty, on DoD property, the contractual requirements the contractual requirements remain – remain – the construction those not familiar how we organize, there and we need those notwith familiar with how we Iorganize, I are expectations there are expectations andour we need our good Partnering enables more good Partnering enables more rapid, clearrapid, clear wanted to wanted show this call out that contractorcontractor partners topartners be well aware thataware that to simplified show this simplified call out that to be well communication and a functional communication and a functional decision decision shows the shows three types of Government team working “on-base” is very different working “on-base” is verythan different than the three types of Government team to ensure that allof members of the network tonetwork ensure that all members the members that our contractors will interface when working off base. I’m frankly not members that our contractors will interface when working off base. I’m frankly not team are maximizing their effectiveness. So, team are maximizing their effectiveness. So, with on each project. are There other team going to spend on this because could we could with on eachThere project. are other team goinglong to spend long on thiswebecause we looktoforward building the relationships we look forward buildingtothe relationships well, butaseach willproject have will have go deep into literally talk for talk for go specifics deep intoand specifics and literally members well,project but each and partnering with our construction members as and partnering with our construction at a minimum one dedicated Contracting hours on this topic. I dotopic. know Ithat this topic at a minimum one dedicated Contracting hours on this do know that this topic contractedcontracted teammates.teammates. Officer, one Construction Management discussed far greater detail Officer, one Construction Managementis going toisbegoing to be in discussed in far greater detail one Engineering Technician. later by CDR Fichter, the Operations laterSteve by CDR Steve Fichter, the Operations Engineer and one Engineering Technician. #3 - The Construction Trifecta. #3 - The Construction Trifecta. I’m sure I’m sureEngineer and Larger projects may have a more robust Officer for NAVFAC Marianas later in thislater in this Larger projects may have a more robust Officer for NAVFAC Marianas that the construction trifecta of timeliness, that the construction trifecta of timeliness, contractors should expect to expectforum. team, but our contractors should to forum. proper quality on-budget,on-budget, and properand quality is not new is not newteam, but our with a team representing these interface with a team representing these anyone I’mthat alsono sure thatinterface no to anyone to here I’mtoday. also sure responsibilities. responsibilities. #8 - H-2B #8 Temporary - H-2B Temporary Worker Visas. Worker So, Visas. So, would be that surprised OICC is laser one would one be surprised OICCthat is laser speaking of talking for hours on a topic –onI a topic – I speaking of talking for hours on of thehitting nexussatisfactory of hitting satisfactory focused onfocused the nexus #5 - Construction on Guam. on Now I want #5 - Construction Guam. Now I wantnow wanted to quickly topic the topic now wanted introduce to quickly the introduce benchmarks for Iallreally three. I really highlight benchmarks for all three. highlight homedrive a singular very but very of H-2B Temporary to really home abut singular Work Visas. Again, of H-2B Temporary Work Visas. Again, this concept andtodid want this concept and did want call out to thecall out theto really drive important message – Guam is unique! We important message – Guam is unique! We this is an issue that I would hope all here this is an issue that I would hope all here on-time performance importanceimportance of on-timeof performance for this for this need our contractor partners topartners really doto really dowill at leastwill need our contractor have general of. I at aleast haveknowledge a general knowledge of. I the Governments of program. program. Obviously,Obviously, the Governments of preparing to do worktoondo work their duein diligence in preparing on this highlight as an issue that potential highlight this as anour issue that our potential US and Japan are keenly the US andthe Japan are keenly focused onfocused on their due diligence local firmslocal should have a Guam. Obviously, firms should have a need primes to take intotocareful consideration primes need take into careful consideration the relocation Marine Corps mission Guam. Obviously, the relocation of Marine of Corps mission andgreater more familiar for the and moreawareness familiar awareness for given the the construction environment here on here on given the construction environment hereand to Guam andtowe need to to the adhere to greater the here to Guam we need adhere realities ofrealities Guam, but for those new of Guam, butseeking for those seeking new Guam. The good news on this topic thattopic is that Guam. The good news onisthis expectations for this program. expectations for this program. There are There are work on Guam… it’s very important to get to work on Guam… it’s very important to get to the 2018 National Defense Authorization the 2018 National Defense Authorization greater programmatic timelines that underpin greater programmatic timelines that underpin know the local I’m going to knowdynamics. the local dynamics. I’mtouch going to touch Act has provided reliefsome for the DPRI Act hassome provided relief for the DPRI the individual project completion the individual project completion milestones.milestones. to compliance, on thoughts just a fewrelated thoughts related to compliance, program with regards to regards a meanstofora US program with means for US I want be very Therefore,Therefore, I want to be very to clear to ourclear to ouron just a few local considerations, environmental local considerations, environmental Customs and Immigration Services approval. Customs and Immigration Services approval. partners weMarine at OICC Marine contractorcontractor partners that we at that OICC requirements, and some issues for thought. requirements, and some issues for thought. I need to convey that we know that there is I need to convey that we know that there is Corps are Marianas keenly Corps Marianas keenly are focused onfocused timely on timely This is absolutely not a comprehensive list. 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The Federal committedcommitted to the deliberate, good stewardship with OICCwith in the construction phase and phase and OICC in the construction of these important AcquisitionAcquisition Regulations provide good, Regulations provide good, of these important resources. resources. Relative toRelative to then ultimately some limited engagement then ultimately some limited engagement natural resources, one of the key take-away specific guidance for what will be required specific guidance for what will be required natural resources, one of the key take-away with local with NAVFAC Marianas Marianas staff and staff and local NAVFAC messages for this group is that current and the evaluation of non-USof construction in the evaluation non-US constructionmessages for this group is that current and Marine Corps staffCorps in activation. There are Thereinare Marine staff in activation. futureinpartners in thisare program are likely to and when/and whether addressed materials when/being whether being addressed future partners this program likely to also contracting opportunities related to the also contracting opportunities related tomaterials the have very specific requirements for a Hazard pre-award or post-award. There are many pre-award or post-award. There are many have very specific requirements for a Hazard activation activation and sustainment, but that is but not that our is not our and sustainment, Analysis Critical Control Point program “if-then” scenarios I cannot “if-then”and scenarios andexhaustively I cannot exhaustively Analysis Critical Control Point program key focus today. key focus today. Theofobjective this is to reduce cover today. If you haveIfspecific questions cover today. you have specific questions (HACCP).(HACCP). 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HACCP requirements and close monitoring are in the organization.” As Mr. Boudra are in the organization.” As Mr. Boudra overofthe of all projects. over the span all span projects. mentionedmentioned in his comments, NAVFAC NAVFAC PAC in his comments, PAC #7 - Munitions and Explosives of Concern. #7 - Munitions and Explosives of Concern. in coordination with MARFORPAC are in coordination with MARFORPAC are Next, I willNext, introduce you to the you Munitions I will introduce to the Munitions Additionally, Additionally, relative to relative culturaltoresources, cultural resources, the groupsthe working pre-award processes. processes. groupsthe working the pre-award and Explosives of Concern (or “MEC”) and Explosives of Concern (or “MEC”) the 2011 Programmatic the 2011 Programmatic Agreement Agreement that that Then here,Then on Guam have NAVFAC here, we on Guam we have NAVFAC we arethat managing here on Guam. we are managing here on Guam. the DoD has thewith DoDthe hasGuam with the State Guam Historic State Historic Marianas Marianas and Marine Corps Activity and Marine Corps Activity reality thatreality As a matter quick of introduction, there are there Asofa amatter a quick introduction, Preservation are Preservation Officer establishes Officer establishes our processes our processes Guam working local coordination. 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As amply noted on their website, Dylan Mechanical promotes: YOUR “ONE STOP SHOP” FOR MECHANICAL FACILITY SERVICES. As a mechanical engineering services business, they’re recognized as participant/contributor to some very iconic construction projects in the region; Dusit Thani Hotel, University of Guam, AMBROS Distribution, and CNMI Commonwealth Health Center. That’s a noteworthy stable of construction projects to have had a hand in bringing to successful completion.

But to be accurate, per their own descriptive narrative of themselves: Dylan Mechanical Construction Services is primarily an Engineering Services company providing consulting and mechanical design services, system retrofits and troubleshooting for existing operations, HVAC and Building Commission (ACG Certification), Construction and Design Management and operational and energy assessments. We provide turn key design services for all disciplines for permit drawings and permit application services. Dylan Mechanical is also a mechanical contractor providing installation and startup services for large and small projects. That in a nutshell is Dylan Mechanical and what they provide to their prospects and future anticipated clients belonging to that thing we all in the construction sector refer to as the Guam Military Buildup—of which, its first advent event, the Society of Military Engineers’ (SAME-Guam Post) Guam Industry Forum, just recently convened and adjourned on March 7th through March 9th.

From Dylan Mechanical, against the venue hubbub of the Industry Forum, we spoke long-distance to Harold Cullick-Principal PE (HC) for the engineering group. How apropos that Dusit Thani, then, was the staging venue for SAME’s kickoff to the upcoming wave of RFP’s primed for the coming months with initial ready funding from the Japan government’s infused over US$2 billion toward the U.S. Marines relocation to Guam. Can you highlight a few of your recent projects over the past few years? HC: A good portion of our work is design and engineering. We’ve installed heat pumps—Dusit and Outrigger; domestic hot water systems in the hotels. We’ve done two 350-ton chiller systems for DFS, and chiller systems for UOG’s library, and the Naval Base. Are you currently doing any NAVFAC work? HC: Yes, we are doing some retro-commissioning work for Naval Mag, commissioning work at Naval Station and Andersen Air Force Base. Turning to another service area for Dylan, Cullick summarily comments on, Energy Consultancy, “There’s a lot of energy to be saved by installing and utilizing the higher efficiency energy saving equipment available today.” Citing an example of just such a real world experience, he mentioned that a particular client realized a “Six-week payback for its investment, but it took 6 months for them to make the decision to do the it!” Such is real world. According to Cullick, “We try our very best to educate and inform our clients of the feasibilities regarding these choices.” And, the intimation is that if properly informed, then prudent decisions will prevail. Turning to yet another issue, H2B, he commented, “Actually, we’ve only had occasion to process an H1 worker visa. So, directly, the impact is small, but we are still affected because of the trades being directly impacted, it can hinder or help our work because of deadline coordination and such.”

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While that labor issue has been one plaguing Guam’s construction sector, Cullick brought up a new development which was initiated by the Trump Administration—Steel and Aluminum tariffs. “That concerns me. Virtually, all our mechanical engineering systems are made of steel. There will be an impact on the cost of manufacturing. We’ll have to wait and see what that will be.” And as Dylan Mechanical posits: Our “Goals” are the same as yours – Complete projects within schedule and budget requirements and constraints. On time, within budget, in a systematic, progressive program of strategic sequencing, coordination, collaboration and Flawless Execution. It has a kind of JOB DONE RIGHT ring to it.

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As light caught the day early on March 7th, at Dusit Thani Hotel, in Tumon, Guam, the sixth floor ballroom of the latest hotel gem on Guam bustled with anticipation as 550 registered attendees came to witness what all knew—The Military Buildup. It starts now. Unlike the earlier industry forum of 2008, which hoped for the buildup, this event crystalized a kernel of truth. The go-ahead is there. The money is there for it. And, RFPs attached to those proposed projects will be issued later this year. The point: The Military Buildup is underway. A host of presenters gave varying and assorted topic areas and interests: Welcoming remarks were shared by: John M. Robertson-SAME Post Past President; Government of Japan representatives, Masafumi Yamakawa-Director, Guam Relocation Project Office-MOD, and Kazuhiro Watanabe-Vice Chair of Japan Society of Defense Facility Engineers-MOD; U.S. Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo; Governor Eddie Calvo; and Rear Admiral Shoshana Chatfield-Commander, Joint Region Marianas. Thematically, the collective message acknowledged the opportunity and reality of new construction at an accelerated and massive scale. All this activity, to accommodate the transfer of U.S. Marine forces and their families from Okinawa to Guam within the next 4 to 5 years.

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Money required for this undertaking is estimated at just over US$8.2 Billion, shared in part by the Japan Government—about US$2.3 Billion. The rest will be delivered by the U.S. Of course, the H2B Visa issue was touched upon, but generally, seemed to be addressed for the military projects as a provision was included in the National Defense Authorization Act; legislation that approved funding and a specific provision allowing for the use of H2B workers for military construction work. Throughout the 2-day conference topics such as: Doing Business of Guam, Local Culture, Tax Law, Work Force Development, Competitive Proposal Processes, Project Updates, etc. The conference allowed for programmed breaks, to allow for generous amounts of time and opportunity for networking and getting acquainted for participants and their prospective partners and/or joint collaborators. From the tenor of the event, much of that did happen—the getting acquainted and such. And so, it begins--The construction piece to reorganize the overall defense posture for our region, and ultimately, the sustaining of peace for the world.

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Government Contracting: The Capability Statement We all have business cards. They are essential to our business. All our pertinent information is listed: Name, Title, Address, Phone Number, Email Address, Website, and maybe a company logo or slogan. We hand these cards out to business contacts we meet in the hopes of creating relationships and expanding our business. But, what is a business card really? It promotes you and what you do in the business. But, does it promote the actual business? The Federal government purchases billions of dollars in goods and services every year. Worldwide, thousands of companies compete for these billions. How is your company going to stand out among these thousands of other companies? One way to stand out is to create a Capability Statement. A Capability Statement is simply a business card, not for you but, for your business. An effective Capability Statement is tailored to the customer and conveys to its reader, in a brief and concise manner, what your company does, what it has done, and what separates it from competitors. There are four basic parts of a Capability Statement: Core Competencies, Differentiators, Past Performance, and Company Data. A core competency is something your company does well. For example, if your company cleans buildings, then your core competency is janitorial services. However, your company may do many

different things and it may be difficult to figure out what your company is best at. One simple way to figure out a core competency is to survey your customers. After every job or contract is complete, ask your customer to fill out a simple survey grading your performance. Sometimes what you perceive as your core competency is not what the customer perceives. Let them tell you that. As you review your customer surveys, you will find certain aspects of your business stand out. Maybe customers are always praising your staff and their friendly service. Maybe they like how your company has the latest, state-of-the-art tools for the job. Or maybe they mention how quickly your company responds to emergencies or problems that inevitably occur. Well, guess what? You now have your differentiators. These are the unique aspects of your company that separate you from your competitors. You should list three or four differentiators in your Capability Statement. The Federal Acquisition Regulations require contracting officials to make sure companies working with the Federal government have a track record of successful past performance. Remember those surveys? They are a record of your past performance. Your customers graded you on your previous work and now you can use that information in your Capability Statement.

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List three of the most recent and relevant projects on your Capability Statement. Finally, list all of your company’s relevant data. This includes: physical address, phone number, email address, web address, points of contact, geographic area served, annual revenue, number of employees, and bonding capacity. You also want to list Federal data such as: CAGE Code, DUNS number, NAICS Codes, and Socio-Economic certifications (8a, HUBZone, WOSB, SDVOSB). Contracting officials are busy folks and do not have time to read an encyclopedia of all the great things your company has achieved. As you develop your Capability Statement, keep it concise. One page is best. Make sure it is visually appealing. Include your company logo and use your company color scheme in the design. Finally, tailor your Capability Statement to your potential customer. If a potential customer is looking for HVAC services, then only list differentiators and past performance that relate to HVAC services. Guam PTAC counselors are familiar with Capability Statements and can assist as you develop your Capability Statement. Best of all, Guam PTAC services are free of charge. To learn more about government procurement or to contact one of our procurement counselors, please visit our website:

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small biz notes Awards in February continued to pick up for the Department of Defense. About $67.1M was awarded to Small Business (SB) concerns on Guam for a variety of products and services through 28Feb2018. The socio-economic breakdown is as follows:

• $34.7M - Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) • $50M - HUBZone Small Business (HZ) • $6M - Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) • $1.6M - Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) In January:

• Tikigaq Construction, LLC was awarded about $1.3M for elevator replacement on Naval Base Guam.

• AIC International, Inc. was awarded about $1.6M for repairs/alterations to administrative facilities and service buildings at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

• Techni-Con, Inc was awarded about$4.6M to

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in case you missed it: from Gilbane Federa l were 7 Feb 2018 – Representatives iness Committee meeting. Mr. guests at the GC A’s Small Bus ve) and Mr. Michael Stout (Sr. Dar ren Smith (Project Executi overview of Gilbane Federa l Project Manager) provided an e for Guam. and what their future plans wer s from Fluor Government 5 Mar 2018 – Representative A’s Small Business Committee Group were guests at the GC or, Asia Pacific) and Ms. meeting. Mr. Jeff Clark (Direct nager) provided an overview Deanna Gamble (Contract Ma what their future plans and of Fluor Government Group were for Guam.

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