ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Planate Management Group (Planate) closed out the year 2022 with twelve total new project contracts.
Kicking off the year, in January Planate was awarded a contract to provide facilities technical inspections (FTI) at U.S. Army Garrison‐Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of Marshall Islands. Led by Sean Ebersold, Planate’s former vice president of planning services, as head project manager, a team of qualified engineers provided mechanical, electrical, structural, HVAC, and plumbing technical inspections for the multi-island project.
Following shortly after, the company was awarded a contract to provide a Phase I Environmental Assessment of the Army Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) United States Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) Philippines locations, including Philippines Shipyard and Subic Bay.
Planate kicked off the spring season with a contract award to provide architect-engineer services to correct mechanical and electrical deficiencies at the VA Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. With this contract, Planate provides professional services to include investigative services, planning consultations and visits, design work, preparation of contract drawings and specifications, preparation of cost estimates, construction period services, follow-up on site visits, and other services as necessary. The project goal is to correct deficiencies noted in the current Facility Condition Assessment of the VA Medical Center.
In June, Planate was awarded a contract to remodel the prosthetics and physical therapy room at the VA Portland Healthcare System, Portland campus. With this project, Planate provides plans, specifications, construction bid documents, solicitation phase, and construction period services required to renovate 7,000 gsf of prosthetics and physical therapy space to increase functionality and efficiency. The objective is to combine redundant and underutilized areas such as waiting rooms, admin space, and storage areas to gain exam rooms and improve patient flow.
The company received three awards during the summer, including a contract to provide mechanical engineering services to U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) locations across the Northwest Arctic Region. Planate’s work there focuses on planning, design, construction, and leasing projects throughout the region, which includes Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
The second summer contract called Planate to provide professional support services to support the Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) infrastructure upgrades across VISN 5 VA Medical Centers and associated CBOC locations. The VA Capitol Health Care Network (VISN 5) has medical centers located in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Planate was then awarded a contract to provide construction program management and related services (CPMRS) to support upgrades across VISN 8 VA Sunshine Healthcare Network. The network includes locations in Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Planate’s CPRMS includes broad range of professional and technical consultative assistance related to operations, renovation, and new construction programs. This includes assistance in the areas of management, project engineering, planning, scheduling, design reviews, code compliance, testing, record keeping, quality control, cost control, and general oversight of design and construction programs.
Autumn did not disappoint as Planate won a contract to conduct renovations at Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) campuses — BIE School Operations, Haskell Indian Nations University, and Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute. With this contract, Planate provides construction management support services associated with the implementation of BIE facilities projects, as well as inspection and other services. Projects will range widely from maintenance and repair, general improvements, renovation, design, design/build, and build.
Following the BIE contract, Planate was awarded two contracts to conduct renovations and upgrades to substations at the Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC) in Port Hueneme, Calif. With these contracts, Planate will overhaul and repower one 2500kVA mobile containerized substation and provide design and packing for three 3750kVA mobile substations.
Planate closed out the year with two contracts in eastern Europe, including one in Romania and another in Ukraine. First, Planate was awarded a contract to evaluate the design and construction of current tension fabric structures (tents) for deployments in Romania. The team evaluates and reports on the stability and ability of the tents to meet the criteria of the United Facility Criteria (UFC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Finally, Planate is currently contributing to the reconstruction of the Irpinsky Hospital in Irpin, Ukraine. The military medical clinical treatment and rehabilitation center was damaged during the Russian occupation and the shelling of the city by Russian troops in February 2022. According to project plans, Planate’s architectural and technical department are working to construct a detailed assessment of the condition of the center’s buildings and make a preliminary estimate of the center’s restoration project. Currently, Planate is working to replace the facility’s damaged windows, assuming all costs as a charitable donation toward the revival of the city’s infrastructure.
Planate is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business specializing in facilities support services, providing global technical solutions in difficult environments worldwide. For more information, visit planate.com.