LOS ANGELES - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District awarded a $159.8 million contract May 9 to Turner Construction Company, of Washington D.C., for the construction of a replacement hospital at Fort Irwin, Calif.
“The Los Angeles District continues to provide servicemembers with the best facilities in which to live, work and train,” said Col Mark Toy, district commander. “This hospital replacement project clearly demonstrates how, working together with the post and surrounding communities, we can provide our warriors and families at Fort Irwin a state-of-the-art facility for the complex 21st century.”
The replacement hospital is slated to provide new tertiary care, emergency medicine and clinical support activities for servicemembers and their families, as well as a large rotating training force that deploys to the Mojave Desert base, and is expected to be completed by 2016.
In addition to the construction of the new hospital, the contract further calls for the renovation of the existing Mary Walker Clinic and the demolishing of other identified structures.
The current Weed Army Hospital will remain as an administration facility.
A ground breaking ceremony is scheduled for May 30.
The contract number is W912PL-12-C-0005 and is posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website (http://fedbizops.gov or http://fbo.gov). Further project information will be posted to the site for review.
Release no. 12-005