NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, March 8, 2019 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)/Vietnam Mission (USAID/Vietnam) recently selected engineering and consulting firm, Trigon Associates, llc (Trigon), to serve as the Prime Contractor providing Architect & Engineering (A-E) services related to dioxin remediation at the Bien Hoa Airbase in Vietnam.
This task order was awarded as a small business set-aside by USAID/Vietnam under the USAID Global Architect-Engineer Services Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity Contract, for which Trigon was selected as a Small Business IDIQ holder in 2015. The remediation project has a total estimated cost of $33 million over 3.5 years.
Trigon will work closely with USAID and representatives of the Vietnam Mission to create a Project Masterplan for the Bien Hoa Airbase area, which is the largest dioxin contamination “hotspot” in Vietnam. This is due to past usage, storage, and handling of Agent Orange and other herbicides during the U.S.-Vietnam War with elevated levels of dioxin remaining in soils and sediments decades later. The Dioxin Remediation at Bien Hoa Airbase Area is one of the highest priority U.S. Government activities in Vietnam. During and after Masterplan development and approval, Trigon will also provide detailed engineering design and construction management services to implement the approved remedial approach(es). Finally, Trigon will serve as USAID’s strategic and technical advisor throughout the project implementation period and as USAID’s eyes and ears overseeing the work of other USAID contractors at the Project.
“Trigon is excited to have the opportunity to work in partnership with USAID and the Vietnam Mission on this important project,” said Lisa F. Cookmeyer, PE, Trigon’s CEO. “We look forward to supporting USAID in this effort, as well as taking part in achieving the U.S. Government’s objectives of resolving a war legacy issue, promoting economic growth, and improving environmental and health conditions in Vietnam.”
About Trigon Associates, llc Trigon is a woman-owned small business based in New Orleans, Louisiana that has served as the Prime Contractor and main subcontractor on USAID programs since 2009. The firm offers professional full-service engineering, consulting and management services to both public and private sector clients, including extensive global and local experience in utilities and public infrastructure work. Trigon’s staff has significant experience and wide-ranging capabilities, including planning, engineering, design, project management, program management, construction management, project controls, regulatory assistance, and disaster recovery services.
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