Tactical Infrastructure

Since 2012, Cerrudo Services has provided comprehensive tactical infrastructure maintenance and repair services along the California and Arizona border with Mexico for the Department of Homeland Security. Contract value has exceeded $86M.

COMPREHENSIVE TACTICAL INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR (CTIMR), AREA 1 RECOMPETE, CALIFORNIA, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

  • Client: Department of Homeland Security
  • Location: 130 Miles along the California/Mexico Border
  • Date: 2014 - 2019
  • Contract #: HSBP1014-C-00072
  • Value: $43,867,540 through 01/18

Project Details

Cerrudo Services, as prime contractor, won the re-compete award of this Comprehensive Tactical Infrastructure Maintenance and Repair (CTIMR) contract.  Cerrudo has been working continuously on the Area 1 CTIMR since February 28, 2012.  Cerrudo self-performed 100% of the work.  The categories of work are:  Fences and Gates, Roads and Bridges, Drainage and Grates, Lighting and Electrical and Vegetation Control and Debris Removal.  For each category the nature of the work or classifications are Routine Work and Urgent Work.

Several crews were required to accomplish the routine and urgent tasks.  Cerrudo had four crews responsible for above and below grade fence, gate and grate repairs, roadway maintenance including blading, grading, drainage, structure clearing and silt removal, culvert replacement, electrical service calls, line, pole and transformer replacement and vegetation control and debris removal.

Routine roadway work included surface blading of roadways, ditches and embankments, roadway and pothole repairs, shoulder maintenance, tree removal and ditch cleaning and shaping. Lighting system maintenance and repair included regular inspections and cleaning of the lights and light control panels, replacement of bulbs and ballasts, replacement of again breakers and photo-cells, and upgrades of the systems including new timers, feeders and vandal shields.  Lighting systems maintained include street lights, mid-height security lighting and 80’ tall stadium lights. Vegetation control consists of clearing heavy brush areas down to ground level and mowing/trimming grass areas.  Subsequent debris removal occurs at the same time as the maintenance and repair activities in the area.

 

COMPREHENSIVE TACTICAL INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR, AREA 2

  • Client: US Department of Homeland Security
  • Location: 247 Miles of Arizona / Mexico Border
  • Date: 2014-2018
  • Contract #: HSBP1011-C-00042 and 00048
  • Value: $25,221,574 through 01/18

Project Details

As a subcontractor to KBR, Cerrudo self-performed all fence and gate maintenance and repairs, road maintenance and construction, drainage and grate maintenance, debris removal and disposal, electrical and vegetation removal and disposal tasks in the Tucson Sector of the US-Mexico Border, encompassing activities along 247 miles of the remote border.  Each category of work are classified as Routine Work and Urgent Work.

Cerrudo had four crews responsible for above and below grade fence, gate and grate repairs, roadway maintenance including blading, grading, drainage, structure clearing and silt removal, culvert replacement, electrical service calls, line, pole and transformer replacement and vegetation control and debris removal.

Fence maintenance and repairs consisted of repairing breaches to the multiple fence types along the border.  Repairs to the fence involve steel and concrete work.  Concrete work includes foundation repairs and improvement modifications to install additional swing and lift gates for drainage.

Routine roadway work includes surface blading of roadways, ditches and embankments, roadway and pothole repairs, shoulder maintenance, tree removal and ditch cleaning and shaping.  Drainage maintenance includes culvert maintenance and cleaning, culvert replacement, ditch cleaning, riprap maintenance, riprap installation, silt fence repair, soils and geotextile stabilization.  Depending on the flow in the wash, riprap locations are grouted to secure the riprap.

The electrical crew responds to service calls and maintenance of the electric systems.  Vegetation and debris removal tasks included debris removal from both the North and South sides of the border fence that accumulated following monsoon storm flows.  The work has been completed following the CBP Environmental Stewardship program along with specific requirements from other Federal Agencies such as the US National Park Service.

EL PASO SECTOR ROADS MAINTENANCE, DRAINAGE AND GRATES

  • Client: Department of Homeland Security, US Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District
  • Location: Lordsburg, Deming, Santa Teresa, New Mexico, and Isleta, Fabens and Fort Hancock, Texas
  • Date: 2013
  • Contract #: W912BV-08-D-2002-DY02
  • Value: $1,515,057

Project Details

Cerrudo Services maintained roadway and drainage items along portions of the International Boundary between the United States and Mexico and along access roads within the Area of Operation of the Office of the Border Patrol’s El Paso Sector, New Mexico and Texas.

Roadway maintenance included surface blading and associated surface repair for roadways, shoulders, embankments and roadside ditches.  Aggregate surface course was placed for roadway surface blading and resheeting.  Placement of engineered fill and associated earthwork activities were required to repair roadway sub-grade, roadway embankment erosion, erosion at riprap locations, erosion at wash/low water crossings, and to repair erosion at fence foundations.

Other maintenance tasks included repair of soil-cement stabilized roads, placement of sand stabilizer along the road surfaces, placement of rock riprap and grout, and removal of debris from low water crossings and culverts.

COMPREHENSIVE TACTICAL INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR, AREA 1, CALIFORNIA, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

  • Client: Department of Homeland Security
  • Location: California / Mexico Border
  • Date: 2012-2015
  • Contract #: HSBP1012-C-00007
  • Value: $24,188,870

Project Details

Cerrudo Services, as prime contractor, won the award of this Comprehensive Tactical Infrastructure Maintenance and Repair (CTIMR) contract in 2012.  Cerrudo self-performed 80% of the work.  The catagories of work were: Fences and Gates, Roads and Bridges, Drainage and Grates, Lighting and Electrical and Vegetation Control and Debris Removal.  For each category the classifications were Routine Work and Urgent Work.  Several crews were required to accomplish the routine and urgent tasks under this contract. Cerrudo had three crews responsible for above and below grade fence, gate and grate repairs, roadway maintenance including blading, grading, drainage, structure clearing and silt removal, culvert replacement, electrical service calls, line, pole and transformer replacement and vegetation control and debris removal.

Routine and urgent work required for the maintenance and repair of the fences and gates entailed a wide range of tasks.  The amount of repair tasks for a typical 12-week work period included both above and below grade repairs and maintenance for up to 60 urgent and routine tasks.  Routine roadway work included surface blading of roadways, ditches and embankments, roadway and pothole repairs, shoulder maintenance, tree removal and ditch cleaning and shaping.  The electrical crew responded to service calls and maintenance of the electric systems.  There was an average workload of 3-4 tasks per week for the electrical crew for service calls to replace lights, service gate motors and controls, service junction boxes and transformers and to perform line replacement.

Vegetation control consisted of mowing lawns and brush, and subsequent debris removal at the same time as the maintenance and repair activities in the area.

EL PASO SECTOR FENCE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR

  • Client: Department of Homeland Security / US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Location: New Mexico and Texas
  • Date: 2012
  • Contract #: W912BV-08-D-2002 / DY01
  • Value: $1,549,498

Project Details

Cerrudo Services was awarded this task order for the maintenance of 268 miles of Primary Border Fence along the New Mexico and Texas border with Mexico. Cerrudo’s responsibilities were to repair damage and breeches to the fence within 24 hours from notification as well as to provide monthly routine gate maintenance.

Upon receiving a daily damage report, Cerrudo Services created a CPM schedule of tasks required to complete the repair work within 24 hours. Resource allocation (labor, equipment and material) for each repair response crew is determined by the Project Manager who dispatched a minimum two person work crew or multiple work crews depending upon the magnitude, complexity and location of the damages reported. Cerrudo self performed all the work on this contract, providing adequate resources to conduct multiple repair activities simultaneously.

 

CONSTRUCTION OF SECTION K-2C GAP CLOSURE PRIMARY BORDER FENCE

  • Client: Department of Homeland Security / US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Location: US1BWC Levee, Texas
  • Date: 2012
  • Contract #: W912BV-08-D-2002 / DM07
  • Value: $3,577,849

Project Details

Cerrudo Services constructed the gap closure at the K-2C primary border fence along the US1BWC Levee in Texas.  The K-2C Gap closure was a logistically complex construction project that required work in nine locations over a distance of approximately ten miles.  The fence and gates were constructed at the crest of the US side of the levee crown road between the road and an irrigation canal.  During construction of the project the canal was filled with flowing water which restricted access and usable work area on the U.S. side of the construction centerline.  The slide gate design requirements, gate fabrication time, access restrictions and the impact of work progress associated with concrete cure time duration mandated a perfectly executed contract to meet the 120 calendar day completion date.

EL PASO SECTOR MAJOR FENCE MAINTENANCE

  • Client: Department of Homeland Security / US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Location: 268 Miles Border Fence, El Paso Sector, New Mexico and Texas
  • Date: 2011
  • Contract #: W912BV-08-D-2002-DM06
  • Value: $816,870

Project Details

Cerrudo Services’ responsibilities on this task order for the maintenance of 268 miles of Primary Border Fence along and New Mexico and Texas border with Mexico were to repair damage and breeches to the fence within 24 hours from notification as well as to provide monthly routine gate maintenance. Repairs were undertaken on bollards, chain link fence and tension wire, severed posts, welds, foundations, landing mats and expanded metal and gates.  Cable and tension wire were replaced and burrowing holes on the levee were backfilled with soil and compacted.  Burrowed holes under concrete barriers were backfilled with concrete.

EL PASO SECTOR FENCE DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS

  • Client: Department of Homeland Security / US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Location: Deming-Santa Teresa Stations, NM
  • Date: 2010
  • Contract #: W912BV-08-D-2002-DM05
  • Value: $933,699

Project Details

Cerrudo Services provided fence drainage improvements along the Deming and Santa Teresa Stations, New Mexico portion of border patrol roads.  Post and rail vehicle fences required excavation and rock placement, and washes required a Normandy style vehicle barrier to be temporarily removed to accommodate excavation and rock placement under the foot print of the barriers.  Cerrudo excavated drainage areas and off hauled excavated material, prepared excavated areas and placed geotextile material for erosion prevention.  Rip rap to existing elevation was placed where required.

After layout erosion and site controls were installed, the foot print of the drainage structure was proof rolled to determine deflection caused by soft undesirable material.  Soft or unsuitable material was removed or over excavated and replaced with engineered fill, then compacted. At some wash locations the excavation was completed up to the face of the foundation of the pedestrian fence with the excavator.  Once the bottom of the excavation was prepared, geotextile was placed on the bottom and sides and pinned in place.  The rip rap was staged near the excavation and placed and dressed with a loader and excavator.

 

SECTION K5 GAP CLOSURE PRIMARY BORDER FENCE

  • Client: Department of Homeland Security / US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Location: El Paso, TX
  • Date: 2010
  • Contract #: W912BV-08-D-2002-DM02
  • Value: $1,947,747

Project Details

Cerrudo Services constructed the Section K5 Gap Closure in the Primary Border Fence in El Paso, Texas.  Site work began with widening the levee.  Small sections of the inside of the levee were benched, filled and compacted in lifts to create the wider levee. Following the levee widening activity, the irrigation canal slope was cut back to the designed grade and excavated material was removed from the site.  Aggregate surface course was graded and compacted to seal the new fill material.

Concrete barriers were placed on the imported fill material compacted over the prepared existing grade.  Fence was installed as panels suspended into the cast in place foundation.  Barriers were placed and then the bollards inserted into the sleeves, and welded in place.  The panels and bollards were lifted in place by a truck crane. The gates were fabricated and installed at the end of the project.

SECTION K-1A PRIMARY BORDER FENCE

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  • Client: US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Location: El Paso, Texas
  • Date: 2009
  • Contract #: W912BV-08-D-2002
  • Value: $3,992,721

Project Details

Cerrudo Services was awarded this task order to design, fabricate and install approximately 1.07 miles of tactical infrastructure primary border fence along Paisano Drive in El Paso, TX. The fence consisted of concrete vehicle barriers and mesh steel personnel fencing. The design included the development, submission and review of various approaches to meet the requirements of the US Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection. Following acceptance of an approved design, Cerrudo Services fabricated the components and mobilized and staged the site.

The project mandated a 60-day performance period, including design, which required that several activities proceed concurrently. In addition, the project’s location along one of the area’s busiest state routes increased the daily safety precautions, material and equipment deliveries and coordination efforts to extraordinary levels.