Navy awards $40 million Guam contract to Honolulu company

HONOLULU (AP) - The Navy has awarded a $40 million contract for the management of Guam construction work to a Honolulu-based company. SSFM International is expected to oversee construction, estimate costs, monitor quality, and review construction contractor schedules for the Navy.

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas said in a news release Wednesday the contract includes one base period and four option years. It's expected to be completed by September 2015.

SSFM International's proposal was selected from 15 submitted. The US military is planning to move 8,600 Marines to Guam from Okinawa in southern Japan.

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