• 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

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 is self-performing 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 are required to accomplish the routine and urgent tasks under this contract.  Currently, Cerrudo has 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 includes surface blading of roadways, ditches and embankments, roadway and pothole repairs, shoulder maintenance, tree removal and ditch cleaning and shaping.  Surface blading preserves the existing cross sections with surface irregularities eliminated and the surface left in a free-draining state.  On aggregate surface roads, where displaced aggregate cannot be recovered, surface course material is imported to bring the roadway back to the existing cross section of the adjacent undamaged segment.

On native surface roads, material generated from back slope sloughing and ditch cleaning is blended with the surface material being worked.   Intersection roads are bladed to assure proper blending of the two riding surfaces.  Each crew is equipped to maintain all roadway types, culvert replacement, culvert and ditch cleaning, riprap maintenance, silt fence repair, soils and geotextile stabilization.

Lighting system maintenance and repair includes 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.The electrical crew responds to service calls and maintenance of the electric systems.  There is an average workload of 1-2 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.  Cerrudo performs routine maintenance of 24 motorized vehicle access gates that range in size from 12’wide to 24’ wide.  Work includes maintenance of gate controls and gate mechanics, replacement of limit switches and infrared beams, replacement of control breakers and replacement of motors.

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.  All debris removed is transported to an approved disposal site.

Cerrudo is providing program management to provide a system for monitoring the costs and performance of the work.  The CBP provided a web based work management system (WMS) that establishes work elements and issues work requests to Cerrudo.  The system also tracks completion time and schedule and costs for each work element.  Cerrudo has been instrumental in establishing the use of the WMS within CBP.  Cerrudo has also helped establish protocols for responding to urgent fence breaches and repair work elements, developing future work plans and tasks and tracking the costs for the overall program.