Firm gets $9.5 million contract for IT work on Scott AFB project
SCOTT AFB — Chameleon Integrated Services, a St. Louis-based IT services firm that in October won a $54 million bid to do work for the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency, has added another IT consulting services contract worth $9.5 million to the mix.
This contract calls for Chameleon, which expects to grow revenue by $10 million over the next 12 months to $35 million, to design and build out the network inside a new $65 million, 169,000-square-foot IT building the agency is building at Scott Air Force Base.
Both contracts fall under a larger DISA contract Chameleon was deemed eligible for in 2013. It’s worth $404 million. Chameleon, along with three other firms, was given rights to projects under the contract, which expires in 2019. Chameleon said it was able to bid on the contract because it is a minority-owned small-business contractor.
The Defense Information Systems Agency provides information and communications technology throughout the national security system, from the White House to the Department of Defense and major combat commands. The Scott Air Force Base facility is already under construction and is expected to be complete in March 2016.
To support the most recent contract at Scott Air Force Base, Chameleon officials said they plan to hire 25 new full-time IT employees.
“Implementing this contract is another strategic step toward our goal of becoming the leading small business provider of IT support services to DISA and the U.S. Department of Defense,” said Drew Acree, president and co-owner of Chameleon, in a statement.
The new jobs Chameleon expects to add are in addition to the 75 employees that Jeff Kelley, Chameleon’s CEO and co-owner, said Chameleon needed to support the other $54 million contract, which calls for Chameleon to provide operational support capabilities required by DISA to operate, maintain and modernize its IT enterprise globally.
The company has about 150 employees.
Kelley said he expects Chameleon to receive the lion’s share of the contract “based on our record of performance.” He said Chameleon should end up with more than $100 million from the entire DISA contract when it’s completed.
The other companies vying for a slice of the contract include HighAction (Virginia), Soft Tech Consulting (Virginia) and NOVA Corp. (Pennsylvania).
Another contract through the DISA program is expected to be announced before the end of the year.
Korte Company awarded $13.3 million design-build project at Fort Lee, Va.
The Korte Company has begun work on a 41,368-square-foot Total Army School System Training Center located on Fort Lee in Virginia.
The TASS Training Center will be in support of the One Army School System model to the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
The training center includes maintenance and unheated storage requirements for two U.S. Army Reserve Units.
Supporting facilities include land clearing, paving, fencing, general site improvements and utility connections. Accessibility for the disabled will be provided. Anti-terrorism/force protection and physical security measures will be incorporated into the design including maximum standoff distances from roads, parking areas and vehicle unloading areas. Sustainability and energy measures are also being provided.
The Korte Company, founded in 1958, is headquartered in St. Louis, with offices in Highland; Norman, Okla.; and Las Vegas. The company manages, on average, an excess of $200 million in annual construction volume.
The Korte Company contracts with many federal, state and local government agencies and does design and construction of health-care facilities, medical office buildings, warehouse/distribution centers, religious facilities, commercial buildings, schools, recreation centers and office complexes.