Brice Civil Constructors
Brice Inc. was founded in 1961 by the Brice family who moved to Alaska from Florida in the late 1950s. What started out as a small family business of tree clearing, the Brice brothers expanded into a reputable construction company handling remote civil construction. In 2010, the Brice Companies joined Calista and today the companies are operated by the next generation of family.
Calista Corporation was established in 1971 under the ANCSA and has about 23,000 shareholders. It is one of the largest Alaska Native Corporations in both land mass and population. Calista Corporation is comprised of five holding companies, and 16 subsidiaries, providing services ranging from heavy equipment to construction, public relations to Web development, and telecommunications to remote camp services.
DESIGN-BUILD and CONSTRUCTION
We bring design to life with a focus on cost estimating, schedule, cost performance, compliance, change management, and safety and risk management in vertical and horizontal construction. We have the staffing capability to mobilize experienced construction and environmental managers, inspectors, resident engineers, and labor anywhere in the world a client has a requirement. Our suite of construction management services includes construction administration, construction inspection, constructability reviews, project controls, document management, scheduling, cost estimating and cost control, change order management, claims management and resolution, quality assurance, and project close-out.
More specifically to our nature, we are a self-performing construction company that subcontracts specialty services or trades as necessary. We strive to hire tradesmen directly from the communities at which we work to leverage local knowledge and local relationships to successfully complete projects on schedule and within budget.
Engineering Solutions to Effectively Overcome Complex Challenges.
We are committed to developing engineering solutions to meet our clients’ most complex requirements. Engineering disciplines include: civil, electrical, mechanical, piping, and structural engineering. We collaborate with our clients to develop integrated solutions that may include engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, maintenance, and project management. From the earliest stages of project design, we involve the construction and commissioning teams to provide schedule efficiencies. We employ best practices implementation through all aspects of HSE, labor, material management, construction, and construction technologies.
INFRASTRUCTURE and UTILITIES
Utility Construction Specialists.
Infrastructure and site work are our strengths. Our companies have teamed together to build airport runways, wind farms, tank farms, and roads. We also build backup generator buildings, remove and replace water distribution systems, improve storm and sanitary sewers, install cellular and radio towers, and raise dams. Brice works with our clients to identify the optimal plan forward, assemble the best available team, and deliver exceptional results.
An SBA-approved 8(a) Alaska Native Corporation Small Business
Special Rights Under the 8(a) Program
Brice Civil Constructors is certified by the SBA as an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) 8(a), offering significant advantages to government contracting agencies. These special contracting provisions include $20 million limit sole source 8(a) contracts, 8(a) set-aside competitive advantages, expedited A-76 authority, and 5% bonus for Department of Defense (DoD) contractors that subcontract with Native American-owned firms. Other 8(a) firms may not receive sole source contracts in excess of $4 million for construction services.
Special Rights Under the A-76 Program
Specific to U.S. government contracting officers, language within the Defense Appropriations Act states that a command does not have to go through the A-76 process, but may transact a direct conversion of that function to a private contractor, regardless of the number of civilian employees, if the command contracts with a firm that is 51 percent, or more Native American-owned, so long as the conversion is cost-effective.
The 5 Percent Subcontracting Bonus
As a participant of the DoD Native Incentive Program and pursuant to statutory language and implementing regulations, a DoD prime contractor that subcontracts with a firm that is 51 percent of more Native American-owned is entitled to receive a rebate equal to 5 percent of the amount of thee subcontract award.