St. Louis Business Journal: “St. Louis firm lands $500,000 contract for NGA project”
ST. LOUIS – April 20, 2020.
The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a St. Louis company a nearly $500,000 multiyear contract for the new western headquarters of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
Dala Worldwide Services, a minority- and woman-owned small business, was awarded the $491,279.81 contract to provide janitorial services for the on-site office space throughout construction of the Next NGA West. Dala’s services will enable the Corps and NGA to maintain an on-site presence throughout the construction, the Corps said in a release.
The agency’s new $1.7 billion western headquarters in North City is the largest-ever federal investment in St. Louis. The campus will feature a 712,000-square-foot office building, parking garages, a visitor center and more, on 97 acres at Jefferson and Cass avenues. Construction started this spring, and the Corps has said it’s following all COVID-19 safety precautions with construction.
The janitorial services contract was one of six opportunities the Corps identified outside of the $711.7 million design-build contract it awarded to McCarthy HITT, a joint venture of St. Louis-based construction contractor McCarthy Holdings, Virginia-based HITT, Kansas-based Black & Veatch, California-based Gensler and Virginia-based Akima LLC.
The Next NGA West project is a partnership among NGA, the Army Corps of Engineers’ Kansas City district, the Air Force, and McCarthy HITT JV, which is building the project. The Army Corps of Engineers’s Kansas City district is responsible for the design, construction and delivery of the N2W facilities.