Fuel Tank & Other Environmental Cleanup
Challenge & Solution
Through the creation of the Stryker Tank program, many PA Army National Guard (PAARNG) posts and maintenance facilities were expanded, enhanced, or transferred to accommodate the training and maintenance on these new “fast” tanks.
Prior to each facility’s expansion, enhancement, or transfer, environmental concerns at these facilities had to be addressed. The majority of these environmental concerns included fuel tanks, asbestos, lead-based paint, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
Project Description & Highlights
Through a federal government contracting office, the PAARNG was able to set up an 8(a) contract with Rhea for environmental services. PAARNG chose this contracting vehicle due to their high confidence in Rhea’s ability to provide the most thorough and time efficient response to their environmental service needs, including environmental site investigations, site characterization, underground storage tank (UST) removal, above-ground storage tank (AST) installation, site remediation, asbestos abatement, lead-based paint abatement, PCB removal, and site closure under Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) Act 2 Regulations.
Working closely with the PAARNG, Rhea organized this contract as a program with unit prices developed for both pre-construction and post-construction activities. In addition, based on wage decision requirements, numerous projects were bundled for subcontractor bidding to save time and reduce costs.
Due to Rhea’s location and the ease of 8(a) contracting, the PAARNG was able to obtain excellent environmental services and field management quickly.
In addition, Rhea developed unit pricing that allowed the Client to more readily compile estimates and funding allocation.