FORT BENNING, GA - The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced yesterday that it is fully implementing the Government Accountability Office's recommendations for the future construction of the new Martin Army Community Hospital here.
Lt. Gen. Robert L. Van Antwerp, USACE commander and head of the Contracting Activity, decided that the Corps will implement the recommendation that Turner Construction Company, Inc. and Ellerbe Becket be eliminated from the competition and that the Corps make a new award determination. The USACE will now determine a timeline for the award of a new contract for the hospital's construction.
USACE and the U.S. Army Medical Command will continue to work closely together to develop interim strategies to ensure continuity of care. These strategies include maximizing clinical space in the hospital, repairing hospital infrastructure, leveraging network providers, and opening four new BRAC-funded health clinics by summer 2010.