Small local companies win military projects

Two local companies have won multiple Air Force contracts based on funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

APM Construction has received a $182,554 and a $26,694 federal contract from the U.S. Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base to build an aircraft system and a series of speed tables.

TDF Construction received an $85,850 contract to build a dorm support facility, a $194,000 contract to relocate a transformer activities center area and a $434,700 contract to repair the HVAC system in an administrative building.

Lt. Col Curtis Jordan, 21st Contracting Squadron Commander, who oversees allocation of ARRA funds for projects at Peterson and at Cheyenne Mountain, said all projects out for bid are posted on the Federal Business Opportunity Web site

On July 31, Jordan’s office awarded 32 projects worth more than $6.8 million.

“We want a longstanding partnership with our community and the use of local contractors is just one example of that partnership,” he said, adding that the recent awards were made under the military’s Simplified Acquisition of Base Engineering Requirements program, which is meant to expedite contracts.