The Navy Department recently awarded a $46.4 million contract to the RQ-DPR Construction Joint Venture for work at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

The Carlsbad-based joint venture beat out 17 other bidders to get the deal.

RQ-DPR will design and build a battalion headquarters at the base near Jacksonville, N.C. It will also design and build an applied instruction lab for survival, evasion, resistance and escape training, aka SERE training. Work is expected to be complete by January 2016.

The Navy has the option to make two contract modifications which would increase the deal’s value to $53.9 million.

— SDBJ Staff Report