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Sources Sought

Stella May Contracting, Inc. (SMC) is pleased to present this capability statement in response to New Clients and Agencies

SMC is certified by the Small Business Administration as a Small Disadvantaged, Woman Owned Business. SMC also has minority certification from MDOT, Del-DOT and Baltimore City. SMC Corporate Headquarters are located in Edgewood, Maryland.

The core business specializes in heavy construction and general contracting. The company focus is on Federal, State and Local government contracts. In the past 16 years, SMC has successfully managed over 300 projects valued at nearly $100 million. Our company has specialized in heavy civil site work, utility, vertical building, new construction, repair, renovation, (D/B) Design/Build, Construction Management and (IDIQ) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity multi year projects for U.S. government, state and municipal facilities since 1995. Our years of experience and enhanced capabilities will deliver the rapid response and flexibility that makes contracting successful.

SMC received the 2006 8(a) Contractor of the Year Award from the SBA Baltimore District Office. The Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs (OMA) announced that Stella M. Miller, President of Stella May Contracting, Inc., was named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Minority Businesses for both 2006 and 2008. This program is designed to salute Maryland’s best minority and women business owners and to highlight their achievements. Harford County Chamber of Commerce awarded Stella May Contracting, Inc. the 2008 Harford Award for the Industrial Category. Stella May Contracting, Inc. also earned in 2008 the Greater Baltimore Committee “Bridging the Gap” Achievement Award. Stella was also a finalist for the 2008 President’s Award “Bridging the Gap” sponsored by the Greater Baltimore Committee. Most recently Stella was awarded the 2009 Brava Smart CEO Award and was also named a 2009 “Award Finalist” for Enterprising Women Magazine.

Stella May Contracting Inc. has implemented extensive safety, quality control and environmental programs to facilitate making Stella May Contracting, Inc. a premier General Contractor. These programs have earned Stella May Contracting Inc. excellent reviews from the (USACE) US Army Corp of Engineers, Social Security Administration and other current clients. Stella May Contracting is especially gratified by earning an Experience Modifier Rating (EMR) of .91 for the year 2011 for their excellent safety record.

Contracting works best when performed as a cooperative effort between the customer and contractor. That is how we approach each contract. We understand there are limited resources available for a large amount of work. Our management systems and construction methods are designed to deliver the most value for our customer’s dollar. We will apply our policies of quality, timeliness, and superior customer service to each project performed under any contract. The SMC Team’s experience and proven competence in estimating, scheduling, and completing projects on time provides the best product to our customer. It is our goal to be the most responsive contractor you have ever worked with, and we will demonstrate our commitment to that goal with every project on which we work.

Thank you for the opportunity to present the SMC Team’s technical expertise, experience, and project management systems to your agency. The SMC Team is proud of our success in Government and private contracting, and we look forward to bringing our expertise to work for you. SMC is very interested in providing you information for Sources Sought Notices and looks forward to responding to your Solicitation when they have been issued.

Capability Briefing

Corporate Experience Introduction

For our Past Performance Projects Stella May Contracting, Inc. (SMC) has selected several General Construction projects that are the most representative of our extensive experience.

With our significant experience in general contracting SMC clearly understands that “TEAMWORK” is important to the success of a project. SMC builds a collaborative relationship on all of our projects. On each of our projects we provide a team of experienced professionals who work with the entire Government, End User or Owner Team to provide the solutions for a successful General Construction project. Understanding the challenges facing all team members will develop the foundations of our management plan. We will prioritize the critical responsibilities of each Team Member and develop a clear outline and understanding of these activities. SMC will provide the following benefits to any Agency:

  • Quality Work, On Schedule, On Budget and Solved Problems
  • Ability to provide leadership in partnering
  • Fast track construction- on time completion
  • Multiple project capability
  • Superior Management, Safety, Environmental and Quality Control Programs

We have worked in many capacities ranging from General Contractor, Design/Builder, Prime Contractor, and even Subcontractor. This wide variety of delivery system participation allows us to view the construction process from a multitude of perspectives and manage the process effectively, efficiently, and fairly. We place strategic focus on each project to ensure that the Agency perspective is well understood and their primary goals and concerns are taken into full consideration during the Design, Preconstruction and Construction phases.

Our present and past corporate experience includes many instances of our participation in the design, renovation and construction of complex projects that have included the same characteristics as those that may become a part of any construction program.

These characteristics include:

  • Contract value ranging from under $2,000 to over $7 million
  • General Construction and Renovation projects
  • Completed on/ahead of schedule
  • New Building Construction
  • Repair & Alteration of Various Facilities
  • Renovation of Occupied Facilities
  • Demolition of Facilities
  • Asbestos, Lead Paint Removal & Disposal
  • Hazmat Remediation
  • Anti-Terrorism Force Protection Requirements
  • Major Site work- Asphalt & Concrete Paving
  • Structural Repair & Upgrade
  • Complex Electrical, Fire Protection Systems
  • Mechanical System Installation, Repair and Alteration
  • Water and Wastewater System Alteration and Construction (Pump Stations/Treatment plants)
  • Communication System Installation
  • Relocation of Facilities
  • Security Access Capability (USA Citizen Workforce)

SMC strives to set us apart from our competition. We will propose a team of experienced professionals that has significant building construction and renovation experience. We will select individuals who have successfully worked together on other projects and will be fully committed to the Agency projects. We will select staff that is currently working on projects throughout the Interstate 95 Corridor area. The SMC team provides the following benefits:

  • The proposed staff is experienced in Government, Agency, End User or Owner projects.
  • Our staff has current experience working together on Government projects.
  • SMC is committed to providing the continuity of staff on all Government projects.
  • Full Time Senior Program Manager
  • Onsite in house SMC work force capability

You will find several outstanding qualities that run throughout the organization: professional, motivated, proactive, detailed-oriented, qualified, experienced, empowered, honest, respectful and fair. We are people you can work with, who want your project to be successful based on your priorities. The combination of personal commitment and corporate operational strategy creates a business environment for success: commitment to customer satisfaction, on-time delivery with quality materials and installation, a safe worksite and a high standard of professional service.

We believe our broad range of past experience of SMC personnel, coupled with our recent corporate experience makes SMC an excellent candidate for any Government, End User or Owner program. We will gladly compete for and successfully perform the projects included in any RFP (Request for Proposal) while working and partnering with your staff in order to increase your satisfaction.

Corporate Experience Forms:

In this section we have attached the Past Performance information that indicates our ability to successfully complete a wide variety of general construction.
  1. 1110: Pier “A” Airfield Improvements
  2. 1200: D/E Apron Reconstruction BWI
  3. 1206: Canine Facility
  4. 1211: 9-Way Underground CC Duct Bank
  5. 1213: Dundalk Maintenance Shop
  6. 1214: Social Security Administration Repairs IDIQ Construction
  7. 1215: OPS 2 Fire Suppression Installation
  8. 1218: Vaults & Olney Renovation & Construction
  9. 1220: D/B Repair Pedestrian Walkways of Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  10. 1228: Mapes 175 Gate Improvements
  11. 1229: DIO Task Order Contract APG
  12. 1233: Taneytown Streetscape
  13. 1238: Stair Tower
  14. 1240: Night Vision Lab Compound
  15. 1246: O Field Remediation

The following experience matrix, Table 1.1 demonstrates our construction experience in performing multi discipline work that is similar in scope, size and complexity in the following project categories:

  • Construction Management
  • Site Work (Horizontal Construction)
  • Renovations
  • Underground Utility
  • Building (Vertical Construction)
  • Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Task Order Contracts
  • Design/Build (D/B)
Number of Project Construction Management Site Work (Horizontal) Renovations Underground Utility Building
(Vertical)
Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Design-Build (D/B)
Project # 1110  

X

 

X

     
Project # 1200  

X

X

X

     
Project # 1206

X

X

 

X

X

 

X

Project # 1211

X

X

 

X

 

 

 
Project # 1213  

X

 

X

     
Project # 1214

X

X

 

X

 

X

 
Project # 1215

X

 

X

 

X

   
Project # 1218

X

X

X

 

X

 

X

Project # 1220

X

X

       

X

Project # 1228  

X

 

X

     
Project # 1229

X

 

X

 

X

X

 
Project # 1233      

X

     
Project # 1238

X

     

X

   
Project # 1240

X

     

X

 

X

Project # 1246  

X

         

Corporate Bonding:

SMC’s bonding program currently supports a single project of $10,000,000.00 and a combined aggregate of over $20,000,000.00. SMC bonding program is currently being upgraded to even higher limits but have not been set for the 2011 construction season.

Organizations that SMC Actively Participates:

SMC knows these organizations provide added benefit to SMC as well as the organizations benefiting from the broad experience of SMC’s personnel. Networking, expanding subcontractor base, interacting with clients, large business practices, future outlooks, and giving back to others are just a few of the advantages SMC sees in being active members of these organizations.

AGC: Maryland Associated General Contractors
Member: Stella May Contracting, Inc.
Stella Miller serves as1st Vice Chairman
Sterling Ruby serves on Membership-Committee

SAME: Society of American Military Engineers: Baltimore and Chesapeake Chapters
Members: Stella Miller, Brad Hanks, Dale Tressler, Sterling Ruby

The Engineers Club: For over a century, the organization has served the technical, educational, civic and social needs of the entire metropolitan business and professional communities.
Member: Sterling Ruby

Center Club of Baltimore: Provides prominent Baltimore business and social leaders a place to conduct business in a private setting.
Members: Stella Miller, Brad Hanks

MWMCA: Maryland Washington Minority Contractors Association
Member: Stella May Contracting, Inc.

WPO: Women’s President Organization
Member: Stella Miller

SBDC: Small Business Development Center
Member: Stella Miller serves as Co-Chair for the BRAC Committee

Developed Associations:

SMC as a minority that has graduated from the 8(a) program and has excelled in learning how to graduate up the ranks from a small firm doing less that $250,000, SMC has developed a culture of helping other construction firms. Over the last few years SMC has developed and is currently developing associations with different business classifications to allow SMC to grow to Large Business status while helping develop small minority business. With the associations comes a larger business pool of contractors, bond capacity, subcontractor base, construction experience, ability to solve problems and a network that helps each other complete projects, and to reach the goals of any agency that we all work with. If your agency has a particular need please contact SMC’s point of contact listed below. SMC is sure to have the right partner to solve any contracting issues. Let SMC be your point of contact to put you in touch with the right partner to get your project built. From Small Projects to Very Large Projects SMC has the capability to put the right team together.

Super 8(a): American Indians, Native Alaskans and Native Hawaiians seeking to create, develop and expand small businesses have full access to the necessary business development and expansion tools available through the Agency’s entrepreneurial development, lending and procurement programs.

8(a): A firm owned and operated by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals and eligible to receive federal contracts under the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program.

SDVOB/VOB: Small business programs for Veterans, Service-Disabled Veterans, Reserve Component Members, and their Dependents or Survivors.

HUBZone: To promote job growth, capital investment, and economic development to historically underutilized business zones, referred to as HUBZones, by providing contracting assistance to small businesses located in these economically distressed communities.

Large Business: Business firms with average revenues over $33,500,000.00 for 3 consecutive years.

Other minority classifications: Woman Owned, etc.

Point of Contract for SMC:

Sterling Ruby, Director Business Development

Address:

Stella May Contracting, Inc.
1512 Edgewood Road
Edgewood, MD 21040

Phone: 410-937-7607
Fax: 410-383-1404
E-mail: sterlingruby@stellamay.com



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