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LEO A DALY-led JV awarded $2B Air Force design contract
The AE NEXT 2021 contract supports the Department of the Air Force’s missions worldwide with facility and infrastructure improvements
A joint venture of LEO A DALY, Arcadis and EXP Federal has been awarded a 10-year, $2 billion contract from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) and the 772nd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron (ESS) to provide architecture, engineering and other design services in support of the Department of the Air Force’s missions worldwide. The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity AE NEXT 2021 Pool 4 contract selects the JV team and 16 other contract winners as preferred vendors, charged with executing a raft of diverse and critically important design and construction projects for the Air Force and Space Force over the next 10 years.
The scope of the AE NEXT 2021 contract includes projects such as the design of new Air Force and Space Force infrastructure and facilities and the restoration, renovation, sustainment and modernization of existing infrastructure and facilities. The Department of the Air Force will tap the pre-qualified LEO A DALY/Arcadis/EXP team to provide full-service planning, architecture, engineering and GIS services as needed in support of its various missions throughout the world.
LEO A DALY, the global planning, architecture, engineering, and interior designer is managing partner of the JV team. Global design and consultancy organization Arcadis will contribute design services through its 27,000-strong workforce located in 70 countries throughout the world. EXP Federal will provide secure technical, engineering and mission support services. Additional teaming partners will contribute specific expertise as needed.
“Federal work is noble work. Everything we do – every project team, relationship, every solution – connects us in some way with the warfighter, the veteran, or those who serve or have served on the front lines of our nation. We are eager to continue our humble tradition of providing critical resilience and modernization design services to the United States Air Force and United States Space Force worldwide,” said Mike Huffstetler, Assoc. AIA, corporate director of federal programs with LEO A DALY.
“Helping the Air Force secure critical facilities around the world is an honor, but also our responsibility as a firm with experience ensuring resilient outcomes for commercial and federal clients alike. We look forward to blending that experience to deliver fast, efficient and high-caliber services that protect the structural integrity of facilities that airmen and airwomen rely on every day,” said Chris Koehler, Arcadis’ sales enablement director.
“EXP Federal is delighted to bring our talents and experience to a great team to provide our collective best service to the US Air Force mission,” said John Samis, President of exp Federal.
LEO A DALY, Arcadis and EXP each have long histories of providing architecture, engineering, and planning solutions to the Air Force Department of Defense throughout the US and globally. The team has provided architecture and engineering services in all 50 states and in 125 countries and will apply those global experiences to meeting the Air Force’s most pressing facility and infrastructure needs.
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