Construction Material Supply Projects

1. Wisconsin Aggregates

Contract

Contract number: W911SA-17-D-1002
Contract Award date: June 14 2017
Contract Amount: $6,960,308.20
Contracting officer: Ms. Eve Day
P: (608)388-2263
eve.k.day.civ@mail.mil

Requirement
  • Mission and Installation Contracting Command MICC Fort McCoy required delivery of about 98,800 tons of aggregates. The requirement was for the delivery of Quarry Materials to Fort McCoy, WI. This contract was a firm fixed price, multiple years, indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract.  The Ordering periods were from 07 July 2017 through 06 July 2022, and a six-month option to extend.
  • The project location was Directorate of Public Work, 2171 South 8th. Ave. Fort McCoy WI, 54656
Challenges
  • The client had clearly made it clear in the contract that time is an important essence and would terminate the contract in the case of delay.
  • Due to high demands for trucks in the summer season, lack of available trucks was a challenge and affected the cost and speed of the project.
  • Fort McCoy is offering an Installation Access Control Solution called the RAPID Gate Program. This program is available, with installation approval, to new and existing vendors, contractors, subcontractors and service providers who require routine access to Fort McCoy and desire streamlined entry into the Installation.
  • Legal Compliance: The Contractor shall comply with all Federal, State, and Local Laws, codes and regulations applicable to his performance under this contract, and shall be solely responsible for all costs associated with said compliance.
Result
  • From the very first PO, Green Dream was determined and committed to complete the project satisfactorily. Therefore, it took every measure to achieve that goal. Some of these measures included:
  • GDI assigned a project manager plus a team of highly experienced staff to monitor problems closely and seek resolution immediately.
  • GDI team were persistent to go by the schedule and paid every price to deliver the quantity specified in the plan, on time.
  • GDI used experienced and professional drivers to pass every road hurdle.
  • GDI kept a systematic and close communication with the Fort McCoy personnel. Thanks to all of them for the great support, they provided.
Key Factors

Key Factors Contributing to the Success:

  • Persistency

Persistency is one of the main characteristics of GDI staff. They don’t get tired and keep working till they reach the result.

  • Quality Control

Green dream was committed to supply the required specification at all costs. So it took every measure to search and find the best material available in the area and finally did achieve the goal.

  • Management

The key element of success in this project was close and momentary control over all aspects including time, quality , probabilities, possible delays and … We did not fear to face the problems. Instead we had the determination to solve them.

2. Oklahoma aggregate stone products:

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Contract

Contract number: W52P1J-15-D-3036
Contract Amount: $ 3,033,200.00
Contracting officer: Samantha M. Keegan
P: 309-782-2192
Samantha.m.keegan.civ@mail.mil

Requirement

The Army Contracting Command – Rock Island had a requirement for Five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract for Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) approved aggregate stone products. Orders were to be placed against funded delivery orders on an as-needed basis. The end user was the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, OK. Aggregate was only accepted from approved source.

Challenges
  • Contract was based on as needed which means once an order is issued, the material is needed for construction and other tasks depend on them. So time was very important and limited in every order.
  • Summer is the busiest time of the year for all trucking companies so forming a fleet to catch the time frame was a challenge.
  • As the material was going to be used for construction, McAlester was very firm and serious with regard to the specification and quality. In some cases, the specification was unique and custom made.
  • McAlester had a special schedule to receive the material. They closed at 330 pm and they did not receive material on Fridays. This gave us a shorter time to catch the deadline.
  • McAlester is a secured facility and drivers must be vetted and approved before any delivery take place.
Result

Green Dream International was awarded the contract and has satisfactorily performed 29 orders. GDI had one source of material plus a trucking team ready at the beginning of the contract but was never pleased with one solution so it pursued other alternative solutions to have sufficient leverage for any unexpected element.

  • GDI subcontracted several other trucking companies who were ready to jump in the project any time needed.
  • GDI established a good and close relation with the most qualified producer of aggregate in the region, Dolese inc. This provided an assurance for the quality of the material and consistency in production.
Key Factors

Key Factors Contributing to the Success:

  • Red lines

Every project has a few red lines to GDI which keep it on track. One red line in this project was time and daily deliveries scheduled. GDI was respected this red line.

  • Quality Products

In all 29 orders preformed which summed up to about 50000 Tons of aggregate , GDI kept its promise to deliver high quality material in full compliance with the requirement.

  • Management

GDI team stayed on alert for every task order. They planned for it and prepared a schedule in agreement with the subcontractors and producers. They closely watched and monitored the execution of the plan.

3. California Road Aggregate:

Contract

Contract number: AG-9JGP-P-16-0156
Contract Amount: $ 1,907,998.23
Contracting officer: Raymond Garleb
P: 530 478 6162
rgarleb@fs.fed.us

Requirement

The intent of this contract was to furnish, deliver, and stockpile washed
aggregate rock (chip rock), during the asphalt resurfacing phase. Department of
Agriculture Forest Service required delivery of about 49000 tons of aggregates.
The project location was Forest Service Roads in Stanislaus National Forest and
Eldorado National Forest, in Yosemite Park, CA. The material was certified
aggregate in conformance with Caltrans.

Challenges
  • Client had clearly clarified in the contract that time is an important
    essence and would terminate the contract in the case of delay. Reason
    was that Forest Service was repairing the roads at the same time and
    needed the material on time otherwise the equipment would be sitting
    idle at job site.
  • Due to high demands for trucks in the summer season, lack of available
    trucks was a challenge and affected the cost and speed of the project.
  • Forest Service had a very special requirement about the specification
    because they were using the aggregates to pave the roads. For
    example color was an important factor due to the fact that roads must
    have a steady and fixed color.
  • As the name poses, forest roads are always accompanied with
    difficulties like passing through narrow or bumpy and very steep roads,
    lots of trees and sharp turns which make it difficult for big trucks to
    pass.
Result

Green Dream was determined to complete the project satisfactorily. So it took every measure to achieve that goal. Some of these measures included:

  • GDI assigned a project manager plus a team of high experienced staff
    to monitor problems and seek resolution immediately.
  • GDI team were persistent to go by the schedule and paid every price to
    deliver the quantity specified in the plan, on time.
  • GDI used experienced and professional drivers to pass every road
    hurdle.
  • GDI kept a systematic and close communication with the Forest
    Service team. Thanks to all of them for the great support they provided.
Key Factors

Key Factors Contributing to the Success:

  • Commitment

Commitment is one of Green Dream’s basic principles. We pay the price for our promises. Green Dream cares about the success of our clients’ projects and takes its job very seriously.

  • Quality Products

Green dream was committed to supply the highest quality material. That was achieved through a quality control program as well as determination to fulfill the exact requirement at all cost.

  • Management

Every project has its own challenges that must be taken seriously and must be
timely treated. This needs persistence and care from our side to understand every problem and seek a solution and to track the immediate actions needed.

4. South Carolina Gravel:

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Contract

Contract number: W912QG-16-C-0004
Contract Amount: $ 699,815.00
Contracting officer: Gareth D. Fleischer, Maj, SCANG
169 CES/ Deputy Base Civil Engineer
SC Air National Guard
1325 South Carolina Road
Eastover, SC 29044

Requirement

The South Carolina Air National Guard’s requirement was to procure 12,000 tons of Crush and Run gravel, 13,860 tons of Rip Rap Class B, 09 ea 48″W x 20’L corrugated pipe, and 08 ea 36″W x 20’L corrugated pipe.

Challenges
  • Due to the large amount of materials needed, had to secure a capable quarry and trucking company to deliver them within the timeline of the contract.
  • Submittals had to be submitted in ample time to secure approval prior to the time, the items covered were to be delivered to the site.
  • SC Air National Guard had mobilized equipment and personnel for this project. They needed the materials urgently to move forward with the construction before adverse weather conditions.
Result

Green Dream was determined and committed from the first day to complete the project satisfactorily. So it took every measure to achieve that goal. Some of these measures included:

  • GDI assigned a supervisor and our transportation officer to find the best fit local quarry capable of complying with the specifications and requirements of the contract.
  • GDI team found and signed a subcontract with a local trucking company capable of mobilizing trucks for delivery of over a 1000 tons per day.
  • GDI kept a round a clock and close contact with Major Gareth Fleischer throughout the life of the project on issues ranging from submittals, passes, badges and other implementation issues on a daily basis.
Key Factors

Key Factors Contributing to the Success:

  • Commitment

GDI team found and signed a subcontract with a local trucking company capable of mobilizing trucks for delivery of over a 1000 tons per day. A PO was issued to start the job immediately

  • Quality Products

Our team took samples of the materials to a local test lab to make sure it complied with the required specification and gradation before starting to deliver the materials.

  • Management

GDI assigned a supervisor and our transportation officer to find the best fit local quarry capable of complying with the specifications and requirements of the contract.

5. Wisconsin Rock IDIQ:

Contract

Contract number: W912ES-16-D-0004
Contract Amount: $ 338,936.80
Contracting officer: Jesse L. Onkka
Contract Specialist, St. Paul District
Directorate of Contracting
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Office: 651-290-5444
Jesse.L.Onkka@usace.army.mil

Requirement

This project involved the work necessary to supply and deliver 21,290 tons of riprap to several lock and dam sites along the Mississippi River in Wisconsin and Iowa.

Challenges
  • Within 7 days after contract award, we had to designate and submit for approval only one source or one combination of sources from which we proposed to furnish the materials for each site or for multiple sites.
  • Submittals had to be submitted in ample time to secure approval prior to the time the items covered are to be delivered to the site. ENG Form 4025 was used for the transmittal of submittals.
  • Riprap material had to be durable quarried stone of suitable quality to ensure permanence in the Upper Mississippi River environment.
  • The gradation test had to be done every 5,000 tons of production.
  • All stone had to have a specific gravity of not less than 2.55 and not more than 2.75. Neither the breadth nor thickness of any individual stone shall be less than one-third its length
Result

Green Dream has a long array of experience working on USACE projects. This goes back to the construction projects completed in 2009-2011. With this background here are some of the measures implied:

  • GDI assigned a POC dealing with COR on technical and administrative aspects of the project.
  • Company QC manager was involved directly on the gradation tests, scale certificate and calibration, and required submittals in compliance with the requirements of the contract.
  • GDI kept a systematic and close communication with the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) on submittals and other implementation issues on a daily basis.
  • We accomplished a delivery rate of 900 tons/day.
Key Factors

Key Factors Contributing to the Success:

  • Commitment

Green Dream was committed to abide by the requirements of the project knowing how strict USACE is on terms and conditions for their projects.

  • Quality Products

Company QC manager was involved directly on the gradation tests, scale certificate and calibration, and required submittals in compliance with the requirements of the contract.

  • Management

GDI’s PM and QC manager held daily coordination meetings with the subcontractor, foreseeing upcoming issues and finding solutions for them ahead of time.

6. Arkansas Road Materials:

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Contract

Contract number: W911RP-16-D-0001
Contract Amount: $ 270,752.00
Contracting officer: Jeffrey L. Allred
Contract Specialist
Pine Bluff Contracting Office/Logistics Modernization Program
Phone: (870) 540-4130
jeffrey.l.allred.civ@mail.mil

Requirement

The Contracting Division, Pine Bluff Arsenal had a requirement for services to furnish and deliver various roadway maintenance materials to the Pine Bluff Arsenal, Pine Bluff, AR 71602.
Contract contained 2 ordering periods (years). Material to be delivered will include, but not limited to, the following:
Crushed Aggregate Class 7, Aggregate Base Class 5, Stone Backfill (B-Stone),
Selected Material (SM2), Selected Material (BAB), Rip Rap, Concrete Class S, and Ice Melt (50 lbs. Bags).

Challenges
  • The main challenge was to keep the prices fixed for the period of the contract (two years). All delivery orders were issued unilaterally by the Government with firm delivery dates on an FOB Destination basis. Any resulting delivery order used the unit price proposed for the applicable ordering period and quantity range.
  • A written schedule of tasks or activities presented in the format of a progress chart designed to satisfy a defined requirement with a specified time frame and at a predetermined frequency.
  • All Contractor employees shall obtain the required employee and vehicle passes. The Contractor shall, prior to the start of the contract, submit to the KO an estimate of the number of personnel expected to be used at any one time on the contract.
Result

Green Dream team scheduled two full staff meetings to discuss the project and find the best angle of approach. Three options were discussed in depth. Some of these measures included:

  • GDI assigned a project manager plus a team of highly experienced staff to monitor problems and seek resolution on a daily basis.
  • GDI team planned a Critical Path Method (CPM) for the project and were persistent to go by the schedule to deliver the quantity specified in the plan, on time.
  • GDI kept constant daily communication with the Transportation Officer.
Key Factors

Key Factors Contributing to the Success:

  • Commitment

Green Dream reached an agreement with a strong local aggregate supplier both to keep the prices fixed for the life of the project at the same time complying with the specifications.

  • Quality Products

Green dream assigned a QC person to control the quality of the materials at the quarry and delivery methods to speed up the delivery to the maximum possible rate.

  • Management

Green Dream assigned a three person team to achieve the goals of this project with specific duties and responsibilities for each person.

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