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Harkins Awarded DOS Parking Structure

Charleston, SC

The Government Group is excited to announce that they have received notification from the General Services Administration (GSA) that Harkins has been awarded a $36M design-build parking garage for the Department of State at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston, SC. The project is the first win for the group’s small business administration approved mentor-protégé joint venture with Property & Environmental Management (PEM), Inc. The federal government set aside the procurement for small businesses only; therefore, Harkins was required to utilize its mentor-protégé relationship to bid on the project. The procurement required that PEM-Harkins submit a phase I qualifications package, of which the GSA reviewed and selected the three most qualified bidders to provide a phase II price proposal. After submitting a price, the team was invited to interview with GSA in Washington, DC, and ultimately were awarded the contract as the best value to the government.

The project consists of a five-story precast parking garage with an option to expand to seven-stories. The garage sits on a deep foundation comprised of 1,500 precast piles driven to a depth of 70 feet. The GSA has requested that the design process begin in March of 2020. Construction is scheduled to start in July and is expected to take 13 months.

“Winning the DOS Parking Garage project is directly in alignment with the Government Group’s strategic initiatives of chasing the right shortlisted design-build work and further cements Harkins’ footprint in the Southeast,” said Vice President Ben Nichols. “The team consisting of key players within the government group, estimating, marketing, and project controls have been working on elements of this procurement since August of 2019. I could not be more proud of the team’s effort and look forward to working with GSA, who will be a new client for Harkins.”

Project rendering of DOS Parking Garage

Rendering of the proposed parking garage for the Department of State.