Thursday, June 25, 2015

New parking and funeral procession area coming to Arlington National Cemetery

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -Norfolk District issued a pre-solicitation notice on Wednesday for a new Funeral Procession Queuing Area at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
The Army Corps of Engineers is seeking a contractor to construct a new staff parking lot, North Parking lot, and a completely renovated main Funeral Procession and Queuing area. The queuing area will accommodate up to six concurrent funeral processions in multiple funeral procession lanes with up to 24 cars per lane. The renovated main Funeral Queuing area (larger part of Phase 2) will allow families to queue for processions on arrival through an intuitive layout and clear signage.

Preparation of the site may require demolition of existing site features and pavements, removal of some trees and vegetation, and protection of other existing natural site features and select trees, the Army said.

“The magnitude of this project is between $1 million and $5 million,” the Army said in contract documents. “The government intends to award a firm-fixed price contract to the lowest price offeror that is technically acceptable. The government intends to phase this project into three phases. The anticipated period of performance is Oct. 1, 2015 to April 15, 2017.

The official contract solicitation will be issued on July, 10.

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