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BBGS awarded contract to convert former barracks chapel into multi-function building

BB Government Services GmbH is pleased to announce a follow-on contract in the Smith Barracks of the Baumholder garrison in Rhineland-Palatinate. While the revitalization of three buildings in the secured area is nearing completion, work began in April 2022 on the next redevelopment project: the conversion of a former Chapel into a multi-function building.


Holistic project management guarantees adherence to schedules and costs

The building has had an eventful past. The former chapel was used as a canteen until very recently. Now, by September 2023, the building will be converted into office spaces with restrooms and storage area. The security requirements for the storage rooms are extremely high. All exterior components must be additionally reinforced with special concrete in accordance with U.S. regulations, of course considering the statics and load-bearing capacity of the existing structure. This project is a design-build contracting vehicle. This is a partnership-based project management, which originated in the United States. The planning and, after the building permit has been issued, the realization will be carried out completely by BBGS. "A win-win situation for both sides. Since we are in the driver’s seat from start to finish, we have full control over both costs and deadlines," explains Chief Executive Officer Andreas Ehret.

BBGS awarded MATOC framework contract

The U.S. Armed Forces are investing a three-digit million sum in the modernization and refurbishment of the Baumholder base in Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany. Together with several other companies, BBGS was awarded a MATOC (Multiple-Award Task Order Contract) framework contract. This success was based primarily on past performance, which was rated as very good. Nevertheless, every contract is pitched for anew. Ehret adds: " Our business relations with the U.S. Army go back to 1970; “we know the U.S. regulations as well as the German building regulations and approval procedures inside out”. What ultimately tipped the scales on this contract was the guaranteed adherence to the very tight schedule combined with a performance-based bid price.