FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MA-CHIS Tribe awarded Gulf Port Soldier's Home Contract
Update: Implosion of Soldier's Home
GULFPORT UPDATE - August 21, 2007Gulf Port, MS
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced award of the Remediation and Demolition Services Task Order in connection with the replacement project for the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH), in Gulfport, Mississippi. The award was made to Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe Enterprises (LCITE), Inc. in the amount of $7,503,280. Ma-Chis LCITE is certified by the Small Business Administration as a tribally-owned 8(a), and Small Disadvantaged Business. Ma-Chis LCITE's is located at 10893 West State Hwy 52, Samson, Alabama.
On August 29, 2005 the storm surge from Hurricane Katrina forced the evacuation and closure of AFRH-Gulfport. This award marks the first step in the rebuilding process for the AFRH. All residents were safely relocated, most of them to AFRH-Washington, DC.
GSA has issued a Request for Proposals for design-build services in connection with the replacement of the Armed Forces Retirement Home, Gulfport, MS. Responses to proposals will be reviewed by GSA and a contract subsequently will be awarded in the month of September 2007. Substantial completion of the main building is scheduled for March 4, 2010 and final completion May 2010.
August 2007-Demolition start
January 2008-Demolition completion
October 2007-Design/Build start (design phase)
May 2010-Final completion
If you have any questions, please contact Sheila Abarr of the Armed Forces Retirement Home on 202.730.3043 or Gary Mote of GSA on 404.331.2774.
P.O. Box 1120
Gulfport, MS 39502
Telephone number: 228-604-2205