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Information session on Fort Gordon work coming

Local business owners have the opportunity to bid on parts of more than $110 million in planned projects at Fort Gordon.

On Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. until noon, GMH military housing will conduct a business outreach at the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce conference room in downtown Augusta.

Forward McDuffie Director Don Powers forwarded the announcement of the meeting to local media outlets Tuesday morning. He said he hoped some McDuffie County businesses would take advantage of the opportunity.

"This could provide a great opportunity for some McDuffie County businesses," he said. "The work out at Fort Gordon is a huge project, and there's no reason local firms shouldn't be participating."

The event is for those interested in subcontracting opportunities as part of the housing privatization program that will be implemented at Fort Gordon, Georgia beginning June 1, 2006. The agenda will include an overview by the project director, Harry Bloomer, followed by presentations from GMH renovations staff and CENTEX construction staff.

Outreach participants can ask questions and prepare the necessary paperwork for bids on portions of this $110 million project. Specific opportunities include the following:

Appliances, asphalt paving, asphalt shingle roofing, bath accessories, cabinets, carpet and resilient flooring, ceramic tile, concrete slabs, curb and gutter, door hardware, drywall, electrical, framing labor, gutters and downspouts, HVAC, insulation, interior and exterior doors, interior trim, lumbar/panel suppliers, masonry, painting, plumbing, sidewalks, signage, site utilities, sitework, window treatments, building renovation, cable service, housing renovation, internet services, landscaping/ground maintenance, paint, pest control, phone service, printing, refuse collection, and other building/renovation related trades.

For more information on the outreach event, please contact Harry Bloomer at (706) 772-7053.

Web posted on Thursday, February 2, 2006

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