Businesses in North, East County Awarded $70 Million in Military Contracts

DOD Contracts Balboa Hospital
San Diego Naval Medical Center. Photo credit: FirstCultural, via Wikimedia Commons

Firms in Carlsbad, Escondido and Santee received construction and maintenance contracts for military projects, the Department of Defense announced this week.

RQ Construction LLC of Carlsbad won out over four other bidders to receive a $48.9 million contract for design-build services on Joint Expeditionary Base (JEB) Little Creek- Fort Story in Virginia Beach.

The project, expected to be completed by March 2024, involves several combat service support facilities. It includes an addition to the existing armory, demolition of an ordnance operations building and construction of a new operations building, vehicle maintenance facility and boat-shop building.

Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, Mid-Atlantic in Norfolk sought the contract.

Synergy Electric Co. Inc., a Santee small business, received a $12.3 million contract to replace generators at Naval Medical Center in San Diego.