Bryan Construction, a locally-owned and operated company, has won the right to bid on $3.8 billion worth of overseas Army building contracts.
That makes them one of 14 in the world deemed eligible to bid.
Bryan has partnered with 77 Construction, based in Istanbul, Turkey, to win its place in Multiple Award Task Order Contract.
Each will have the opportunity to bid on hundreds of projects building hangars, barracks, operations facilities and other defense buildings, most ranging from $20 million to $100 million, said Robert Meahan, vice president of the Federal Group for Bryan Construction.
“It’s not broken down who will get what,” Meahan said. “In theory, I guess we could get it all.”
In theory, the company could also win none of the defense building contracts.
All of the construction contracts will be on United States Army bases or in Army control areas in the 20 countries of U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility.
Most of the projects will likely be in Afghanistan and some in Iraq, Meahan said.
Bryan Construction International, a subsidiary of Bryan, is currently working with the U.S. State Department on a project in Kabul, Meahan said. But that’s the only federal project Bryan has worked on in this region. That’s part of why the construction company partnered with 77 Construction, Meahan said. The Turkish firm has completed numerous defense projects in the region.
Bryan’s partner, 77, already has more than 2,000 employees and 35 concrete batch plants in Iraq and 1,500 employees and five concrete batch plants in Afghanistan, according to a press release from Bryan.
The company was formed in its current incarnation in Colorado Springs in 1996 and has grown and expanded to reach abroad and currently has federal construction projects around the globe, including a hurricane resistant hangar in the Bahamas.
The Multiple Award Task Order Contract is a great opportunity for Bryan to expand its business with the military and compete for federal business.
“In a sense, it’s a prequalification,” Meahan said.