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Newsbeat: Denver VA Contract

Reprinted from PN/Paraplegia News February 2016

The Army Corps of Engineers finalizes contract with prime contractor for building VAMC in Aurora, Colo.

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The Army Corps of Engineers recently finalized the contract with the prime contractor responsible for building the new Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center in Aurora (Denver), Colo.

The contract provides approximately $570 million for Kiewit-Turner, the construction management company, to complete the project. The contract is expected to be completed by 2018. 

The Corps of Engineers was given responsibility for the Denver VA medical center project when gross mismanagement by VA construction managers led to cost-overruns and construction problems that nearly shut the project down twice and will cost the federal government nearly $1 billion more than originally projected.

Congress approved legislation that turns over management of all large construction contracts (greater than $100 million) to the Corps of Engineers. This project has been a high priority for Paralyzed Veterans of America and its members in the Rocky Mountain region from the beginning because it includes a new spinal cord-injury center.

 

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