On Friday July 30, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) announced the selection of 12 companies, which includes Mason & Hanger, to provide worldwide architectural and engineering support services under an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity [IDIQ] contract. This selection narrows down a list of 25 initial companies (announced in November 2020). The IDIQ contract will include program-level process-and procedure-improvement support, existing facilities surveys and analyses, and other project-specific support such as master plans, security mitigation studies, site expansion studies, project phasing analysis, and historic structures surveys.
“To qualify once again for this selection is a significant honor for our team at Mason & Hanger as we support The U.S. Department of State’s worldwide operations and locations,” said Ben Lilly, President, Mason & Hanger. “Aligned with our mission of Building a More Secure World®, our teams stand ready to support OBO, including the high-threat regions of the world, as soon as contracts are in place.”
For more than 40 years, Mason & Hanger has continually supported OBO’s mission to provide safe, secure, functional, and resilient facilities that positively represent the United States to other nations and that support U.S. diplomats in advancing U.S. foreign policy objectives abroad.
Since the start of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program in 1999, OBO has completed 167 new diplomatic facilities. OBO currently has more than 50 active projects, either in design or under construction worldwide.