Army Corps of Engineers previews cyber facility construction contract / Ryasick

The plan is for this building to house the Marine Corps' cyber defense operations, and respondents should detail other secure facilities they have built, including the physical IT aspects.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has started its search for companies that could be potentially interested in helping build a new cybersecurity operations facility at Fort Meade in Maryland.

Army officials are planning for a three-year design-bid-build contract with a ceiling between $100 million and $250 million, according to a sources sought notice released Tuesday.

Companies of all shapes and sizes are being encouraged to respond with a due date of 11 a.m. Eastern time on March 8.

The plan is for that three-story, 115,500-square-foot building to house the Marine Corps' cyber defense operations, along with the associated training and senior officials.

Construction work will include fit-out design, IT infrastructure and environmental protection structures.

Responses should include at least one example of completed construction for a similar-type facility that is accredited as a sensitive compartmented information facility, or SCIF to host classified activities.

Firms interested in the project should also provide at least one example of how they completed the construction of complex protection systems supporting computer server rooms.

Example number three should describe how they built out the needed physical infrastructure to support multiple advanced computing networks.