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GCA Calendar




Board of Directors Meeting


MAY 1, 2019


Fiesta Resort

Activities Committee


MAY 9, 2019


GCA Conf. Room

membership luncheon


MAY 15, 2019



activities committee


MAY 23, 2019


GCA Conf. Room

32nd Annual Golf Scholarship Fundraiser


MAY 26, 2019


Leo Palace Golf Resort

Memorial Day


MAY 27, 2019

Small Business Committee Meeting


MAY 28, 2019


GCA Conf. Room


MAY 29, 2019


GCA Conf. Room

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PRESIDENT James Martinez Guam Contractors’ Association

Guam Contractor’s Association (GCA) in conjunction with Adztech and Public Relations, Inc. publishes the Construction News Bulletin (CNB) monthly. Reproduction of materials appearing in this publication is strictly forbidden without written permission by GCA.

PUBLISHER: James Martinez

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While we always strive for accuracy, we will from time to time overlook mistakes. In order to help us improve the quality and accuracy of this publication, we ask that you take the time to look at the information provided and notify GCA or Adztech of any corrections as needed. Opinions and editorial content of this publication may not necessarily be those of the publisher, production team, staff, GCA members, GCA Board of Directors and advertisers.

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Hafa Adai GCA Members! As I had mentioned in the January issue of the CNB, GCA will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary on November 5, 2019. Guam is also celebrating its 75th Liberation Day and to commemorate both milestones, GCA and its members along with the GCA Trades Academy, will be participating in this year’s Liberation Day parade. The theme for this year’s Liberation Day festivities is “Legacy of Peace and Friendship”. Our float will showcase what the industry has done in the past 60 years of building Guam to what it is today. We envision a more modern and sophisticated float to incorporate modern building materials, supplies and design. We’re open to ideas on what our float should look and feel like. If you’re interested in participating in the float building project, please contact the GCA office for updates on the planning meetings. Along the same line of celebrating our 60th Anniversary, this year’s premier event, the 2019 GCA Excellence in Construction Awards and Contractor of the Year Award will be held on November 16, 2019. It was delayed by about a couple weeks this year to accommodate a special guest who is an advocate of the construction trades and a motivational speaker that we had invited from off-island to participate in the many events planned for that week in celebration of our industry and our 60th Anniversary including the EIC/COY Awards Gala. This year’s EIC/COY Awards Gala is looking to be “off the chart” this year. More on that later as we come closer to the events. However, the deadlines for the EIC/COY will remain the same as we have to meet the deadline to submit our entries for the 2019 Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) National EIC Competition which is on October 30 , 2019. Finally, at last month’s GCA Board of Directors meeting, the GCA Marketing and PR Committee presented a marketing plan to the board for their consideration and approval. This program is called C.O.R.E (Contacts, Opportunities, Resources and Education) and was adopted from the ABC Keystone Chapter. ABC Keystone Chapter won ABC’s Best Practice Award for this marketing program. The C.O.R.E. Sponsorship Program is a convenient, value-added, marketing, events and training package that allows member companies to increase their exposure in the association while saving money and making sponsorship decisions once for the entire year. The program features “FLEX spending credits” and a wide range of sponsorship levels for every company’s size, giving the freedom to meet individual needs and participation goals. The marketing team will be presenting this program to our members sometime this summer with plans to launch in January 2020.

James A. Martinez President Guam Contractors Association

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SAVE THE DATE 15 MAY 2019 General Membership Meeting Hilton, Tumon 1130 - 1330 25-26 APR 2019 AWWA-HIWPS Water & Wastewater Conference Hyatt, Tumon 3 MAY 2019 SAME Guam Post Event Spring Mixer Tumon Golf Driving Range, Upper Tumon 7-9 MAY 2019 Joint Engineer Training (JETC) Conference & Expo Tampa, Florida 01 JUN 2019 Charlie Corn Golf Tournament Starts Golf Resort, Dededo 15 JUN 2019 3rd Annual STEM Camp UOG, School of Business Volunteer Squad Leaders, Mentors, and Instructors Needed 08 AUG 2019 2019 Guam Industry Day Hyatt, Tumon

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UNIVERSITY OF GUAM - SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING Background 1989: UOG established a Pre-Engineering (2-yr) Program 2009: UOG began a movement to create a new School of Engineering (SENG) 2016: UOG established a SENG 2017: An Advisory Council was established to provide guidance and feedback in the development of a 4-year engineering degree program 2018: UOG Board of Regents approved a Civil Engineering Bachelor of Science degree program 2019: Construction of a new SENG building began on March 2019; Courses in Civil Engineering program to be offered starting August 2019. 2020: Anticipate construction of SENG building to be completed in 2020. Challenges Much progress has been made in the last 10 years to bring a dream of a fully accredited 4-year Engineering Degree Program to reality, however there are still challenges to be overcome. Hiring Faculty – Currently have 5 full-time faculty (1 Civil, 2 Struc, 1 Env, and 1 Geotech) – Will be hiring 2 additional faculty (Env and Hydrology) Developing Curricula – Developed with an Advisory Council consisting of representatives in the engineering field from private, public, and military organizations Attracting Students – Summer Internship Program (GPA, GWA, NAVFAC Marianas, Firms) – Student Scholarships and SAME Guam Post Student Chapter – Student Research/Teaching Assistantship SENG Building/Facilities – 7 faculty and admin. Offices; 4 labs; 3 classrooms – Funding to equip labs (Hydraulics, Structure, Soil and Computer) is still needed; SENG seeking support. ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Rendering of the UOG School of Engineering Technology) Accreditation – Evaluation is an 18-Month, five-step process. – Request must be accompanied by one official transcript from a recent program graduate.

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or Most hardship. Hoklofrom Chinese from or hardship. wereMost Hoklowere Chinese Fujianprovince (Fukien)orprovince or were Hakka Fujian (Fukien) were Hakka Chinese, largely from Guangdong. The Chinese, largely from Guangdong. The descendants of migrations these two migrations now descendants of these two now make up largest by far the largest population group. make up by far the population group. In 1895, Japan's following Japan's victory In 1895, following victory in the Firstin the First By John M. Robertson Sino-Japanese War,government the Qing government had Sino-Japanese War, the Qing had no choice to cede no choice but to cedebut Taiwan to Taiwan Japan. to Japan. One of ourOne nearest of our neighbors nearest neighbors in the western in the western pacific is Taiwan. pacific isWhen Taiwan. we think Whenofwe flash think of flash But after Two, the of Republic of But after World WarWorld Two, War the Republic points to our points security, to ourwe security, think ofwe China thinkand of ChinaChina and - one China of the victors - began ruling of the- one victors - began ruling North Korea. North However, Korea. the However, unsettled theposition unsettled position Taiwan with the its allies the Taiwan with the consent of consent its alliesofthe between China between andChina Taiwan and could Taiwan become could become USafter and UK, Japan surrendered and US and UK, Japanafter surrendered and of great importance of great importance should open should conflict open conflictrelinquished relinquished it had taken control of control territoryofitterritory had taken emerge which emerge would which require would U.S. require military U.S. military from China. in However, theyears, next few years, from China. However, the nextinfew engagement. engagement. Guam is already Guam established is already established leader the time Chiang Kai-shek's the leader the at the timeatChiang Kai-shek's in theater with in theater Andersen with AFB, Andersen NavyAFB, BaseNavy Base troops were beaten back by the Communist troops were beaten back by the Communist Guam andGuam soon aand Marine soon Corps a Marine base. Corps base. armies under armies Mao Zedong. Maounder Zedong.

Chen Sui-ban was a backer of independence for Taiwan from China

Key point: "In Keythe point: end,"In absent the aend, U.S. absent and aJapanese U.S. and Japanese Chiang and the of remnants of his Kuomintang Chiang and the remnants his Kuomintang commitmentcommitment to intervene to in intervene the early stages in the of early an stages of an (KMT) government fled to (KMT) government fled to Taiwan in Taiwan 1949. in 1949. attempted PLA attempted invasion PLA of Taiwan, invasion of there Taiwan, is only there a is only a group, This group,toreferred to as Mainland This referred as Mainland Chinese Chinese Flag of the Republic of China (ROC) flies over slim likelihood slimthat likelihood the Taiwanese that the military Taiwanese would military be would Taipei, the capital city and then up 1.5m people, dominated andbethen making upmaking 1.5m people, dominated able to “defeat” able its to “defeat” opponentits in opponent the conventional in the conventional sense sense politics Taiwan's for many even though Taiwan's forpolitics many years, evenyears, though puta forward formula, China putChina forward formula,aknown as known as of the term."of the term." they only of the population. they only account foraccount 14% of for the14% population. "onetwo country, twounder systems", under which "one country, systems", which Havingan inherited effective dictatorship, Having inherited effectiveandictatorship, Taiwan wouldsignificant be given significant Taiwan be given autonomy autonomy China sees China Taiwan seesas Taiwan a breakaway as a breakawayfacing resistance facing resistance local peopleofresentful of would from local from people resentful if itChinese acceptedreunification. Chinese reunification. The it accepted The province province that will that eventually will eventually be part ofbe part the 228 and Massacre and authoritarian theof 228 Massacre authoritarian rule, and rule,ifand offer was rejected, but Taiwan did relax offer was rejected, but Taiwan did relax the country theagain, country but again, manybut Taiwanese many Taiwanese underfrom pressure from ademocracy growing democracy under pressure a growing rulestoon visits to and investment rules on visits and investment in China. in China. want a separate want a separate nation. nation. Chiang's son, Chiang Ching-kuo, movement,movement, Chiang's son, Chiang Ching-kuo, It also,proclaimed in 1991, proclaimed the war with It also, in 1991, the war with beganaallowing of democratization, began allowing process ofa process democratization, the People's Republic of China over. There the People's Republic of China over. There The dispute The with dispute Chinawith hasChina left relations has left relations which eventually led toelection the 2000 which eventually led to the 2000 of election of were also limited talksthe between were also limited talks between two the two frayed andfrayed a constant and athreat constant of athreat violentoff lare a violentthe f lare island's first non-KMT president, Chen island'sthe first non-KMT president, Chen sides' unofficial representatives, sides' unofficial representatives, though though up that could up that dragcould the US drag into the the US fray. into the fray.Shui-bian.Shui-bian. China's insistence that the of Republic China's insistence that the Republic China of China (ROC) government is illegitimate (ROC) government is illegitimate prevented prevented What is the What history is theand history source and ofsource of government-to-government government-to-government contact. contact. tension? tension?

Beijing becameinalarmed in 2000, when Beijing became alarmed 2000, when Taiwan elected asChen president Chen Shui-bian, Taiwan elected as president Shui-bian, who had openly backed independence. Mr who had openly backed independence. Mr Chen was re-elected in 2004, prompting Chen was re-elected in 2004, prompting China to pass aanti-secession so-called anti-secession China to pass a so-called lawstating in 2005, stating China's law in 2005, China's right to useright to use "non-peaceful means" against "non-peaceful means" against Taiwan if itTaiwan if it triedfrom to secede from In 2008, Ma tried to secede China. In China. 2008, Ma Ying-jeou elected He president. Ying-jeou was electedwas president. sought He to sought to improvewith relations with China, mainly through improve relations China, mainly through economic agreements. economic agreements. In electionsIninelections Januaryin January 2016,Ing-wen Ms Tsaidefeated Ing-wenKuomintang defeated Kuomintang Starting atStarting the beginning at the beginning of the 17thofCentury, the 17th Century, After decades Afterofdecades hostile intentions of hostile intentions and and 2016, Ms Tsai party candidate EricMa Chu. Mr Ma was barred Eric Chu. Mr was barred significantsignificant numbers ofnumbers migrantsofstarted migrants started angry rhetoric, angryrelations rhetoric,between relationsChina between Chinaparty candidate byconstitution Taiwan's constitution from seeking a third by Taiwan's from seeking a third arriving from arriving China, from often China, fleeing often turmoil fleeing turmoil and Taiwan and started Taiwan improving started improving in the 1980s. in the 1980s.

The first known The first settlers known in Taiwan settlers in areTaiwan are Austronesian Austronesian tribal people tribal thought people to thought have to have come fromcome modern from day modern southern dayChina. southern TheChina. The island firstisland appears first in appears Chineseinrecords Chinese in records in AD239, when AD239, China when sentChina an expeditionary sent an expeditionary force to explore force to - aexplore fact Beijing - a fact usesBeijing to back uses its to back its territorial claim. territorial After claim. a brief After spella as brief a Dutch spell as a Dutch colony (1624-1661) colony (1624-1661) Taiwan was Taiwan unquestionably was unquestionably administered administered by China'sby Qing China's dynasty Qing from dynasty from 1683 to 1895. 1683 to 1895. Where are Where things are at things now? at now?

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pursuing one pursuing or the one other orat the the other moment, at the moment, with most with preferring most preferring to stick with to the stickcurrent with the current middle ground. middleYet ground. more and Yet more people and more people say they feel sayTaiwanese they feel Taiwanese rather than rather Chinese. than Chinese. Support for Support the DPP forincreased the DPP at increased the January at the January 2016 election. 2016This election. was partly This was because partlyofbecause of dissatisfaction dissatisfaction with the KMT's with the handling KMT's of handling of economic economic matters, from matters, the wealth from the gapwealth to gap to high housing highprices, housing andprices, partlyand because partlyofbecause of worries that worries Mr Ma's thatadministration Mr Ma's administration was was making Taiwan making too Taiwan dependent too dependent on Beijing.on Beijing.

Under Ms Tsai, cross-straits relations soured again

term in office. termMs in office. Tsai leads Ms Tsai the Democratic leads the Democratic ProgressiveProgressive Party (DPP), Party which (DPP), leans which towards leans towards independence independence from China. from China.

What roleWhat doesrole the US does play? the US play?

The US is The by far USTaiwan's is by farmost Taiwan's important most important friend, andfriend, its only and ally. itsThe onlyrelationship, ally. The relationship, After Donald After Trump Donald won Trump the 2016 wonUS the 2016 US forged during forged World during WarWorld Two and Warthe Two Cold and the Cold election, she election, spoke to shethe spoke president-elect to the president-elect in in War, underwent War, underwent its sternestits test sternest in 1979, testwhen in 1979, when How much How of an much issue of is an independence issue is independence a phone call, a phone in what call, was in awhat break was with a break US with US President Jimmy President Carter Jimmy ended Carter US ended diplomatic US diplomatic in Taiwan? in Taiwan? policy set in policy 1979set when in 1979 formal when relations formalwere relations were recognitionrecognition of Taiwan of in Taiwan order toinconcentrate order to concentrate cut. Throughout cut. Throughout 2018, China 2018, stepped China upstepped up on burgeoning on burgeoning ties with China. ties with The China. US The US While political While progress political has progress been slow, has been links slow, links pressure on pressure international on international companiescompanies forcing forcing Congress, Congress, responding responding to the move, to the passed move, passed between the between two peoples the two and peoples economies and economies have have them to listthem Taiwan to list asTaiwan a part ofasChina a parton of China on the Taiwanthe Relations Taiwan Act, Relations whichAct, promises which promises grown sharply. grown Taiwanese sharply. Taiwanese companies companies have have their websites theirand websites threatening and threatening to block them to block them to supply with Taiwan defensive withweapons, defensive weapons, invested about invested $60bn about (£40bn) $60bnin(£40bn) China, in China,to supply Taiwan from doingfrom business doinginbusiness China ifinthey China failed if they failed and stressed and that stressed any attack that any by China attack would by China would and up to one and million up to one Taiwanese million Taiwanese now live now live to comply.toIncomply. November, In November, Ms Tsai's political Ms Tsai's political be considered be considered of "grave concern" of "gravetoconcern" the US. to the US. there, many there, running many Taiwanese running Taiwanese factories. factories. party received partya received heavy setback a heavy in setback regionalin regional US policy then, US has policy been described has been described Taiwanese Some Taiwanese worry theirworry economy theiriseconomy isSince then,Since elections perceived elections perceived by Beijing by as Beijing a blow to as a blow Some to as one of "strategic as one of ambiguity", "strategic ambiguity", seeking to seeking to now dependent now dependent on China. on Others China. point Others point her separatist her separatist stance. stance. balance China's balance emergence China's emergence as a regional as a regional out that closer out that business closerties business make Chinese ties make Chinese power withpower US admiration with US admiration for Taiwan's for Taiwan's military action military less action likely, less because likely, of because the cost of the cost So what is SoTaiwan? what is Taiwan? economic success economic andsuccess democratization. and democratization. The The to China's to own China's economy. own A economy. controversial A controversial pivotal role pivotal of the role US was of the most US clearly was most shown clearly shown trade agreement trade agreement sparked the sparked "Sunf lower the "Sunf lower There is disagreement There is disagreement and confusion and about confusion about in 1996, China when conducted China conducted provocative provocative Movement" in 2014 where in 2014 students whereand students and in 1996, when what Taiwan what is, Taiwan and even is,what and even it should what it should Movement" missile tests missile to trytests and to influence try and Taiwan's influence Taiwan's activists occupied activists Taiwan's occupied parliament Taiwan's parliament be called. Chiang be called. Kai-shek's Chiang Kai-shek's Republic ofRepublic of first directfirst presidential direct presidential election. Inelection. response, In response, protesting protesting against what against they what calledthey China's called China's China (ROC) China government, (ROC) government, which fledwhich the fled the US President US Bill President Clinton Bill ordered Clinton the ordered biggestthe biggest growing inf growing luence over inf luence Taiwan. over Taiwan. mainland to mainland Taiwan to in Taiwan 1949, atinfirst 1949, claimed at first claimed display of US display military of USpower military in Asia power since in Asia the since the to represent tothe represent whole of theChina, whole which of China, it which it Vietnam War, Vietnam sending War, ships sending to theships Taiwan to the Taiwan Officially, Officially, the Democratic the Democratic Progressive Progressive Party Party intended tointended re-occupy. to re-occupy. It held China's It held seat China's seat a clearand message a cleartomessage Beijing. to Beijing. (DPP) still(DPP) favorsstill eventual favorsindependence eventual independenceStrait, andStrait, on the United on the Nations United Security NationsCouncil Securityand Council and for Taiwan, for while Taiwan, the KMT while the favors KMT eventual favors eventual was recognized was recognized by many Western by manynations Western as nations as Editors note: The foregoing was adapted in part re-unification. re-unification. Opinion polls Opinion showpolls only show only the only Chinese the onlygovernment. Chinese government. But in 1971, But in 1971, from a January 2019 article by the BBC and a a smallofminority Taiwanese of Taiwanese support support the UN switched the UNdiplomatic switched diplomatic recognitionrecognition a small minority January 2019 article by J. Michael Cole in “the to Beijing and to Beijing the ROC and government the ROC government was was National Interest” forced out.forced The ROC out. The (Taiwan) ROCdelegation (Taiwan) delegation walked outwalked of the session out of the andsession thus lost andanthus lost an opportunity opportunity to somehow toremain somehow within remain the within the United Nations. UnitedSince Nations. thenSince the number then the of number of countries that countries recognize that the recognize ROC government the ROC government diplomatically diplomatically has fallen to hasabout fallen20. to about 20. China regards China Taiwan regards asTaiwan a breakaway as a breakaway province which province it has which vowed it has to retake, vowed by to retake, by force if necessary. force if necessary. But Taiwan's Butleaders Taiwan's sayleaders say it is clearlyitmuch is clearly moremuch thanmore a province, than a province, arguing that arguing it is a that sovereign it is a state. sovereign It hasstate. its It has its own constitution, own constitution, democratically-elected democratically-elected leaders, and leaders, about and 300,000 aboutactive 300,000 troops active troops in its armed in forces. its armed Given forces. the Given huge divide the huge divide between these between two positions, these two most positions, othermost other countries seem countries happy seem to accept happythe to accept currentthe current ambiguity,ambiguity, whereby Taiwan whereby has Taiwan most ofhas themost of the characteristics characteristics of an independent of an independent state, evenstate, even if its legal status if its legal remains statusunclear. remains unclear.

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SMALL BIZ NOTES NAVFAC Marianas awarded about $87.7M in contracts from October 2018 through March 2019 on which Small Business (SB) concerns may participate as prime or subcontractors. Of that amount, $48.1M was awarded to SB concerns to provide a variety of products and services on Guam. Socio-economic breakdown of the SB awards are: -

$35.9M - Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) $32.1M - HUBZone Small Business (HZSB) $ 3.9M - Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) $ 5.6M - Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

The sum of the figures above exceed the overall SB awards of $87.7M because some SB concerns fit multiple socioeconomic categories; for example SDVOSB, HZ, and SDB. Significant SB awards in March:

• Wolf Creek Federal Services, Inc. was awarded about $2.6M • Galaide Professional Services Inc. was also awarded about to provide housing operations and maintenance at Naval Base $604K to provide program management and support services on Naval Base Guam. Guam and Andersen AFB. • Galaide Professional Services Inc. was awarded about $546K • Dawson Enterprises, LLC was awarded about $567K to provide contractor-supported labor services on Naval Base to provide recurring pest control services at Naval Base Guam. Guam. Source: Federal Procurement Data System – Next Generation (FPDS-NG)

• Reliable Builders, Inc. was awarded about $1.7M to replace an existing metal building on Naval Base Guam.

DID YOU KNOW? Say Goodbye to DUNS Numbers; Hello to SAMMI The General Services Administration (GSA) recently awarded a $41.8 million contract to Ernst and Young LLP to provide a new government-wide entity validation services system. The system will replace the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) provided by Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) since 1998. The new vendor verification process will be a government-owned unique entity identifier called the System for Award Management Managed Identifier (SAMMI) within SAM.gov system. GSA plans to reengineer the system so the DUNS number will be phased out over the coming months and replaced with a SAMMI, number. D&B will continue to work with GSA during the transition.

Common Mistakes in Proposal Writing 1. Compliance with the RFP or RFQ - Not providing key documents (safety record, legally binding teaming agreement, etc.) or addressing an evaluation element (technical or safety approach) may render your proposal non-responsive or technically unacceptable. 2. Last Minute Submissions - There are many reasons why proposals are turned in at the last minute. A lot has to do with running the business first. It’s a matter of priorities. Business operations tend to detract from focusing and preparing a sound proposal. Adding to that is a natural tendency to procrastinate. That 30-day period to respond to a solicitation quickly becomes a 2-3 day rush to “finalize” and package the proposal.

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Unfortunately, “last minute” preparations often lead to: 3. Boilerplate Proposals – Taking a similar proposal and tweaking it to fit current solicitation requirements might be a faster way to develop a proposal. But, sometimes “cut and paste” jobs are very obvious to Evaluation Teams and can impact the overall evaluation. 4. Mathematical, Grammar and Punctuation Mistakes Can make the difference between winning and losing a contract. These mistakes happen easily in the rush to complete a proposal in time or insert last-minute changes to the proposal. Proofreading your work is essential.


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It is kind of difficult to write about the Internet...on the Internet. It is not hard in the sense of coming up with information; heck, isn’t that part of the reason the thing was invented? No. It seems almost surreal. We live in a world where information is instantaneous and can be shared just as quickly. The click of a button signals another light bulb, a connection to the world beyond our immediate present. For decades, it has been a place where we do not just retrieve information, we put it out there, as well. A digital corkboard at the neighborhood coffeeshop. But, beyond the selfies, cat videos, community events, and otherwise regular fodder, the Internet has transformed the way we learn about the community, industries, and the world around us. It has allowed us to interact with people whom we might never meet; constructing a trail of information that leads us to the Ginger Bread house for us to consume. Don’t worry though, this story has a happy ending. It can be easy to agree the Internet has made our lives a whole lot easier in the last twenty years. First, let’s be glad we don’t have to dial-up anymore. But, more importantly, information - though scattered and sometimes misleading - helps us develop our perspective on issues, but it also potentially educates us about what might not be available.

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As we look toward the future of the construction industry in Guam, and the continued growth of our island, it is imperative to link up with government agencies - regulatory or otherwise so we have an idea of the potential implications of our projects and the ever-changing political and legal landscape; the inner workings of our government. “Comprehensive planning is an important tool to avoid conflicts,” stated Edwin Reyes of the Bureau of Statistics and Planning. “...By having people know the guidelines, policies, goal, and objectives that regulate land use on Guam are important so that actions are consistent with what the area zoned for and to ensure the project is compatable (sic) with surrounding uses,” added Reyes. Though the site could use some tweaking - Reyes stated, the site is very user-friendly, and provides a nice electronic platform for what the the agency does best: provide detailed data for natural resource planning in Guam and outreach. According to the website’s ‘About Us’ section, “[BSP’s] mission is to ensure Guam’s resources are effectively used for the benefit of present and future generations by ensuring consistency among various plans, policies and programs.” Further, the site provides a litany of ways of fulfilling its mission, like providing invaluable information for the growth and development of the island, and encouraging partnerships between private and public sectors.


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Though the website is still technically under construction, according to Reyes, visitors can still access the Business and Economic Statistics Program, Socio-Economic Planning Program, Planning Information Program, Land Use and Planning Program, as well as the Guam Coastal Management Program and the Coral Reef Initiative. Even as April is Earth Month, it is important - now more than ever - to look at the possible impacts our industry and its develop will have on Guam’s natural resources. The Guam Coastal Management Program was created in 1979. It was an agreement between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Bureau of Planning Office of the Governor. It works in tandem with the Department of Land Management, Department of PublicWorks, Department of Parks and Recreation, Department of Agriculture, and the Guam Environmental Protection Agency. In this intricate web, the agencies work toward development and resource protection. Reyes stated, “Guam is a unique place and because we are only 212 square miles in size, there is not much room for mistakes in terms of how we treat our environment.” He continued by talking about reducing the stress toward our ecosystem, about controlling erosion and sediment in the process of construction, and ensuring healthy coral and sea life. “Meeting or surpassing the erosion and sediment control standards will help the project maintain compliance with the Guam Water Quality Standards and Guam Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Regulation which are in place to protect our precious resources,” he added finally.

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As we look toward the future of the military buildup, most in the industry have taken steps to ensure little is done to detrimentally affect our island. However, more than that, we need only make a few mouse clicks, and possibly a few phone calls, to get some information that can help move our projects forward without any delays and with the most efficiency. Reyes stated, “Knowing the regulation will help the project be successful because it allows the owners and those involved in construction to understand what the expectations of the government are upfront so that compliance can be achieved and it will help the project avoid any potential fines, stop orders, and other cost accumulating delays that comes from mitigating problems ‘after the fact’.” Additionally, Reyes summed it up by stating, “Ultimately we all have to work together to ensure Guam's natural charm is protected. Protecting this beauty doesn't mean we don't develop, but rather we hope to create a paradigm where development can incorporate natural and beneficial features into its design so we can achieve economic prosperity and environmental stewardship.” This is why we pull together our collective resources to promote success for all. I remember my senior literature teacher telling me, “no man is an island.” I’m sure John Donne had some deeper meaning to it all, but I also know that we can’t do everything on our own. I totally had to Google the author, but the quote has stayed with me throughout the years. Thanks, Internet!


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WANTED: A FEW GOOD MEN AND WOMEN • The GCA Small Business Committee supports small business members of the association to ensure their voices are heard and needs are met within GCA capabilities. • Do you have an issue or concern that we might be able to assist with? • Do you have an idea or suggestion that may benefit our small business community?

HELP US HELP YOU BY JOINING US AT OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS OR CONTACT: Dave Hayner (Chair) Jessica Barrett (Co-Chair) Gerardine Mendiola (Co-Chair)

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Our next meeting is on Tuesday, March 26th, 11:30 a.m. at the GCA Conference Room 202. Please RSVP with Elaine Gogue at elaine.gogue@guamcontractors.org

GUAM PTAC FREE PUBLIC WORKSHOPS The Guam Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is offering FREE workshops to the public for March 2019. Please spread the word to all local, small businesses. Workshops run from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. at the University of Guam in the Jesus & Eugenia Leon Guerrero Business and Public Administration Building. Margarita Duenas Perez & Jaime Felipe Tuquero IT&E Lecture Hall, 261 (unless otherwise specified)


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SDVOSB is a self-certification with the SBA and an official certification with the VA. We will discuss both programs and the regulations related to them.

Register at: guamptac.ecenterdirect.com For Project Management Professionals, Guam PTAC workshops may count toward your annual Professional Development Unit (PDU) goals! For more information, contact the Guam PTAC at (671) 735-2552 or visit www.guamptac.com

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SMALL BUSINESS FOCUS Taking from Starship’s Song, “WE BUILT THIS CITI… Don't you remember? We built this CITI around People.” Relationship-building in our world of contracting refers to building strong relationships between Primes and Sub Contractors. Utilizing interpersonal skills to network in effective ways and focusing on understanding the needs of the owner always provides for best possible results. We strive to promote an ethic of client services to anticipate, understand and accommodate our clients changing needs. Building these essential relationships is the foundation of our firm. All contractors have their eyes and ears tuned into the abundance of construction projects for bid. This makes winning the next job a project in itself. We understand that as a small business, we must market our services by leveraging our talents, experience, and reputation to be considered for that next project. Citi Development & Construction, Inc. (CDCI) focuses on developing our capabilities by encouraging

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continuing training of our people. Since its inception in 2004, CDCI has provided a wide range of construction services to a multitude of customers, including local government, federal government agencies and commercial and private business. We have a proven record of civil, demolition, vertical construction, and facility renovation projects around the island including projects in Tumon Bay, Naval Base Guam and Anderson Air Force Base. CDCI has been providing services as a subcontractor to several prime contractors with projects across several vehicles like the HUB ZONE MACC, SDVOSB MACC, and Small MACC. Some of our clients include P&S Construction Inc., M80 Systems Inc., Keum Yang, Pacific Rim, GVB, Core Tech International, Tikigaq Construction and Guam Regional Medical City. All the projects we have worked on and are currently pursuing provide enhancement to facilities that continues to deliver benefit toward current and future military re-

alignment on Guam. CDCI is persistent on continually evaluating our position to be experienced and capable of completing projects that enhance our community. CDCI and its people were made for the construction industry. We at Citi Development value the people that work with us, we have become family. Everyone in our firm is dedicated in giving 150% every day on the job. Our management understands that running a construction company takes a tremendous amount of willpower, the ability to motivate and manage a crew of skilled workers and engineers to work together and follow our corporate philosophy while always completing the job. We are a team that has grown and learned how to work with one another. CDCI is a firm believer in investing back into its people, in doing so we have been lucky enough to maintain our strengths and values while pursuing a brighter future for everyone in the company.



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NEWSLINE by: Donna Reichle

EEOC Alert: Employers Should Monitor EEO-1 Developments ABC members should continue to monitor developments after a recent court order dealing with the EEO-1 form enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The form has long required employers with more than 100 employees and government contractors with more than 50 employees to list the number of their employees in job categories by race, ethnicity and gender. This data, known as “Component 1 data” is due this year by May 31, 2019. However, there is controversy over a new set of data on the EEO-1 form called

“Component 2 data,” which the Obama administration asked employers to start collecting for the first time this year. The new data would report employee compensation in “pay bands” by race, ethnicity and gender. During the Trump administration, the Office of Management and Budget blocked the EEOC from forcing employers to submit any compensation data until recently, when a court ordered the OMB stay to be vacated. The impact of the court order is to suddenly revive the burdensome pay data requirement with very little time for

employers to respond. The EEOC has also told the court it is not ready to receive compensation data. At this time, the issue remains unsettled, and ABC is involved in efforts to reverse the court’s decision or at a minimum extend the time period for employers to comply with any new Component 2 pay data requirement. The Component 1 data is still due by May 31. We will keep members apprised of updates in the court case as they occur.

This article is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or opinion.

OFCCP Announces 2019 Updates for Federal Contractors Last week, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued the latest Corporate Scheduling Announcement List and an updated hiring benchmark for veterans protected under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act. FY19 Corporate Scheduling Announcement List On March 25, the OFCCP released its fiscal year 2019 CSAL, a courtesy notification that lists 3,500 selected contractor establishments for an upcoming compliance review of their affirmative action goals, outreach activities and recruitment efforts for protected groups, according to the OFCCP website. The CSAL provides at least a 45-day notice before these establishments undergo a Corporate Management Compliance 22 | APRIL2019

Evaluation, Functional Affirmative Action Program review or Section 503 Focused Review. More information on the FY19 CSAL can be found on the OFCCP website and in an analysis published by ABC’s general counsel, Littler Mendelson P.C. VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark On March 27, the OFCCP announced it has lowered its hiring benchmark for veterans protected under VEVRAA to 5.9 percent from 6.4 percent, effective for affirmative action plan years starting on or after March 31, 2019. Under VEVRAA regulations, the OFCCP’s hiring benchmark reflects the percentage of total hires in the civilian labor force who are protected veterans, and

contractors who are required by VEVRAA to develop a written affirmative action program must also reach the benchmark provided by the OFCCP each year. While the OFCCP offers a national benchmark determined through data from

the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, contractors can also develop individualized hiring benchmarks using five factors found on the OFCCP website. More information on VEVRAA and the updated hiring benchmark can also be found in an analysis published by Littler Mendelson P.C.

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With the start of a new Withyear, the start Tristar of a new year, Tristar Since the adoption, Since TTGIthe hasadoption, maintained TTGI has maintained Guam began with our Guam firstbegan Corporate with our firstthe Corporate roadway by clearing the roadway and cutting by clearing the and cutting the Social Responsibility Social (CSR) Responsibility event, (CSR) event, vegetation. overgrown overgrown As well as vegetation. our CSRAs well as our CSR Road Cleaning on Road January Cleaning 23, 2019on January- Road 23, 2019 Cleaning that - Road we continue Cleaning to that do we continue to do Tristar team along Tristar with ourteam grounds along with our grounds two times a year. Bytwo conducting times a year. this CSR By conducting this CSR maintenance contractor, maintenance Guam Cleaning contractor, Guam it doesCleaning not only benefit it does Tristar, not only but the benefit Tristar, but the Masters picked up trash Masters andpicked debrisup trash and debris other businesses in the other area. businesses It is TTGI's in the area. It is TTGI's along the roadway along leading the into roadway their leadingwas intohelping their take care wasofhelping our island. take care of our island. facility. Tristar adopted facility. theTristar road inadopted 2016 the road in 2016 though the Lieutenant though Governors the Lieutenant Island Governors Island ry 12, 2009, Tristar Terminals Beautification Task Beautification Force. Task Force. On January 12,laws 2009, incorporated under the of Tristar Terminals LLC.Itwas incorporated under the laws of ory of Guam. is corporately TerritoryDubai, of Guam. It is corporately by Tristarthe Transport, managed Tristar Transport, Dubai, egan operations in by November UAE.itsIt10 began king this year year operations in November making ry. Tristar2009, is spread overthis 235year its 10 year anniversary. Tristar is spread over 235 Guam, it is the largest fuel acres on Guam, it isa the largest fuel cility in the pacific that has facility in the pacity of storage 4.2 million barrel s. pacific that has a of 4.2 million barrel s. houses 26storage storagecapacity tanks with Thethat farmrun houses storage tanks with ong pipelines from26 our 5.3 mile long. pipelines that run from our minal to Port F-1 Pier Agat Terminal to Port F-1 Pier . the property is big, the company the property is big, the company is small inAlthough number with 31 as a team is smalltoin number with 31 . Tristar Guam continues employees. Tristar Guam continues to to give back to our community find ways to give back to our community rporate social responsibilities its corporate social responsibilities Whether itswith through community (CSRs).Olympics Whether or its through community h as t he Special events such as tPlastic. he Special Olympics or like Going Green; Zero like its for theinternally, betterment of Going our Green; Zero Plastic. r home. In the end its for the betterment of our island, our home.


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As part of Tristar Guam's As partjourney of Tristar to GO Guam's journey to GO GREEN; ZERO PLASTIC GREEN; management ZERO PLASTIC management has purchased 20 40oz. has purchased and 11 32oz. 20 40oz. and 11 32oz. hydro flasks for their hydro employees. flasks for In their employees. In addition we have also addition procured we have our also procured our own R/O System and ownice R/O machine. SystemByand ice machine. By doing so we have reduced doing so our weuse have of reduced our use of plastic bottles. Along plastic our journey bottles. we Along our journey we may struggle here and maythere, struggle but here with and the there, but with the help of our management help ofand ourour management own and our own consciousness we will consciousness succeed with wethe will succeed with the hopes to persuade others hopes to to do persuade so as well others to do so as well for the betterment of forour the betterment of our planet. planet.

"Going green doesn't start with doing green acts - it starts with a shift in consciousness."

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This year was Tristar's Thissecond year was year Tristar's second year participating in theparticipating Special Olympics in theand Special Olympics and it is easy to say it hasit already is easy tobecome say it has onealready become one of our most favoredofCSR's. our most For favored the pastCSR's. For the past two years Tristar Guam two years has been Tristar given Guam has been given the opportunity to present the opportunity the awards to present the awards to the athletes. To see to the howathletes. far theyTo have see how far they have come and how hardcome they and havehow worked hard they have worked to receive that award to brings receivejoy that not award only brings joy not only to them, but to theirtofamilies them, but is atogreat their families is a great feeling. Some timesfeeling. it can be Some emotional times it can be emotional for us as well, but that for just us asshows well, how but that just shows how worth-it it is. worth-it it is.

"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt" Special Olympics Motto

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As you read As this you article, read this let’s article, assume let’syou assume you very excited? veryAnd excited? the numbers And the numbers continue continue sometimessometimes over a span over of aseveral span ofyears, several years, are a contractor are a contractor or a business-person or a business-personto show sustained to show sustained increases increases to 2030!!!to 2030!!!people getpeople paid. get paid. looking for looking opportunities for opportunities for yourself foror yourself or your company. your company. What if you What learned if youthere learned there If you areIfvery youexcited are veryatexcited this point, at this point, In my opinion, In mywhen opinion, our when fellowour Guamanifellow Guamaniis a highlyiscredible a highlyAsia-Pacific credible Asia-Pacific organiza-organizaor at leastorcurious, at leastyou curious, need you to read need to read ans become anspreferred become preferred ADB contractors in ADB contractors in tion nearby, tioncreated nearby,tocreated help Asia-Pacific to help Asia-Pacific more because morethere because are there opportunities are opportunities for forAsia-Pacific the Asia-Pacific region, ADB opportunities the region, ADB opportunities countries countries build theirbuild infrastructure. their infrastructure. What What individuals,individuals, companies,companies, or maybeor even maybe our even ourcan become canabecome a third economic driving force third economic driving force if this organization if this organization has over $29 has Billion over $29 Billion island. These island. opportunities, These opportunities, historically historically Guam! Guamanians capture for Guam!for Guamanians capture the op- the opin “uncontracted” in “uncontracted” requirements? requirements? Would Would with a track with record a track of record increasing of increasing over overportunities, portunities, work it, and work it, and bring the bring moneythe money you get excited you gettoexcited learn more? to learn Letmore? say the Let saytime, the can time, sustain can Guamanians sustain Guamanians financially, financially, back to our island.the Imagine back to our island. 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CONSTRUCTION HEADLINE $29 billion= $29$59 billion= BILLION $59 BILLION IN OPPORIN OPPORTUNITIES. TUNITIES. ADB trulyADB needs truly more needs more capable and capable innovative and innovative companies: companies: that’s that’s U.S.!!! Pardon U.S.!!!the Pardon pun. the pun. Three years Three ago,years my company, ago, my company, MAS2 MAS2 Consultants, Consultants, teamed with teamed a company with a company from Japan from (Universal Japan (Universal Engineering), Engineering), and a and a company company from Hawaii from(Engineering Hawaii (Engineering PartPartners). Through ners). Through our combined our combined hard work, hard work, effort, andeffort, solid and business soliddevelopment, business development, Engineering Engineering Partners captured Partners captured a critical a critical ADB contract ADB at contract ADB Headquarters at ADB Headquarters and and brought inbrought Universal in Universal Engineering Engineering to help to help with the contract. with the contract. These twoThese companies two companies are now vetted, are now experienced, vetted, experienced, and part of and part of the “system”. the “system””. ADB contractors ADB contractors will tell will tell you, onceyou, you once are inyou andare have in and successfully have successfully performedperformed to their standards, to their standards, “you are “you are to help Guam to help companies Guam companies capture great capture great at Rey.mas2consultants@gmail.com. at Rey.mas2consultants@gmail.com. in!” We now in”!have We now the ability, have the experience, ability, experience, opportunitiesopportunitiesto make Guam to make greater! Guam greater! to share what I know because I’m willingI’m to willing share what I know because and knowledge and knowledge to capturetofuture capture opportufuture opportuWhat anopportunity exciting opportunity What an exciting for them for them create a third economic my visionmy is tovision createis atothird economic a better rate forCompasuccess. Companities at anities betteratrate for success. and for us!and for us! driving force driving for Guam force for through Guamour through our niesnot who do an notADB havecontract an ADB contract nies who do have Guam-based Guam-based companies. companies. It can happenIt canithappen- it know this,know seek this, companies seek companies that have that the have Iftheyou want If you to know wantmore to know about more ADB about ADB will happen! will happen! experience. experience. And through Andmy through relationship my relationship opportunities, opportunities, visit their visit web their site, read web the site, read the with Engineering with Engineering Partners, Partners, they are more they are more January 2016, January 2017, 2016, and2017, 2018 and editions 2018ofeditions of than willing than to willing share their to share knowledge their knowledgeConstruction Construction News Bulletin, News or Bulletin, contactorme contact me




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www.guamcontractors.org TOTAL Construction H-2B Workers

Total OTHER Construction

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Construction Equipment Mechanic

Other Construction Occupations

Employers Workplace Monthly Report Statistics

Total Non-Construction H2-B Workers


Automotive Mechanic

Other Non-Construction Occupations

GUAM DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Alien Labor Processing Certification Division

10 841



18 0 24 24 0 28

Sheetmetal Worker Heavy Equip. Operator Electrician Camp Cook Welder Total Common Const.



Total H-2B Employers

Total U.S. Workers Grand Total H-2B Workers











Total U.S. Workers

Grand Total H2B Workers

US Workers vs. H-2B

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Employers By Industry

Philippines Korea Japan Kiribati United Kingdom Australia Italy Peru Thailand Other Total by Nationality

Workers by Nationality



Structural Steelworker





Reinforcing Metalworker


Cement Mason

Common Construction Occupations

MONTH ENDING: March 2019

Korea Thailand 0.00% 0.00%








Other 0.00%

Peru 0.00%

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Camp Cook

Heavy Equip. Operator Electrician

Sheetmetal Worker

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Cement Mason






United Kingdom





United Kingdom 0.00%

Kiribati 0.00%


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Common Construction Occupations

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Japan 0.00%

Australia 0.00%

Italy 0.00%

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ALL CONSTRUCTION WORK INVOLVING EARTHMOVING ACTIVITIES REQUIRES A PERMIT • Guam EPA will cite all contractors who perform earthmoving without a permit • Fines up to $10,000 per violation, per day may be assessed for failure to obtain a permit, starting at the date the earthmoving began • Guam EPA shares all construction-related NOVs with the Guam Contractor's Licensing Board • Projects larger than 1 acre also require coverage under the USEPA's Construction General Permit requires preparation of stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP)


E&SC plans must be prepared and stamped by a Guam licensed professional engineer (P.E.)E&SC plans must include a comprehensive plan to prevent erosion and sedimentation at your site, including (but not limited to): • The locations, details, and design calculations for proposed E&SC practices • A construction schedule detailing the sequencing of construction activities and phases and the site E&SC practices

E&SC PRACTICES MUST BE INSTALLED PROPERLY & MAINTAINED • Familiarize yourself with the E&SC measures for your site and their proper installation and maintenance

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TIPS TO EDUCATE YOURSELF - GUAM EPA PREFERS COMPLIANCE OVER ENFORCEMENT • Study the Guam Erosion & Sediment Control Field Guide (2017) • Study the CNMI & Guam Stormwater Management Manual (2006) • Certify your site managers and foremen! • Request the course the "Guam Erosion and Sediment Control" from the Guam Trades Academy. 671-647-4843 • Review & understand your E&SC plan, SWPPP, and EPP


Phillip Santos POSITION: Account Executive LOCATION: Asan, Guam DATE HIRED: December 16, 1995 NOTES: Keen ability to connect with clients. Passionate golfer. Makes time to give back, whether serving on the board of organizations like USO and Make-A-Wish or serving barbecued chicken kelaguen from behind the grill.

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GCA Construction News Bulletin April 2019  

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Guam Contractors' Assn. Monthly Construction News Bulletin is Guam's official construction news publication.