General Services Administration

Contract No. GS-10F-0467P

Environmental Services Schedule 899-8

 

Opal Group, Inc.

25 S Wilcox St

Castle Rock, CO 80104-1972

 

Tel: (303) 681-9067

Fax: (303) 681-9068

 

www.opalgroupinc.com

 

 

 


Overview Location Staffing Pricing Representative Projects Health & Safety Financial Stability

 

 


Overview

Opal Group, Inc. (Opal) provides environmental remediation, heavy civil construction and construction management consulting services to Fortune 500 companies and Federal, State and Municipal agencies, nationwide. Using its own construction personnel and engineers, Opal performs numerous multi-million dollar environmental remediation, heavy civil construction and construction consultation projects annually. These projects typically involve the following:

 

          Soil Excavation/Stabilization

          Transportation & Disposal

          Landfill Caps/Repositories

          Soil Vapor Extraction Systems

          Gravel Interception Trenches

          Slurry Walls

          Water Treatment Systems

          Mine & Mill Reclamation

          Demolition

 

Location

Opal s headquarters has been centrally located in Castle Rock, Colorado, approximately 20 miles south of downtown Denver since 2000. This location provides easy access to both Denver International Airport and Colorado Springs Airport. Opal performs work nationwide from this location.

 

Staffing

Opal s 21-person staff includes construction professionals, formally educated and trained in construction management. Some of these personnel are also registered professional engineers with expertise in geotechnical engineering, foundation design and the geosciences. Opal s in-house staff of field superintendents, operators, laborers and engineering technicians, supports these professionals.

 

 

Pricing

 

Labor Category

Unit

Hourly Rate ($)

Project Manager

HR

89.17

Superintendent

HR

80.25

Project Engineer

HR

62.42

Site Safety Officer

HR

49.04

Key Operator

HR

40.12

Key Laborer

HR

33.88

Operator

HR

32.56

Laborer

HR

28.49

Truck Driver

HR

28.49

Site Office Manager

HR

26.05

Technician

HR

24.42

 

Labor Category

Unit

Hourly Overtime Rate ($)

Project Engineer

HR

74.13

Site Safety Officer

HR

58.24

Key Operator

HR

47.65

Key Laborer

HR

40.24

Operator

HR

42.36

Laborer

HR

3706

Truck Driver

HR

37.06

Site Office Manager

HR

33.89

Technician

HR

31.77

 

Equipment

Unit

Hourly Rate ($)

ATV (All Terrain Vehicle)

HR

13.75

Compactor, Gasoline

HR

12.20

Compressor, Portable

HR

3.30

Generator, Diesel

HR

7.25

Pressure Washer

HR

8.00

Pump, 2-inch

HR

4.75

Pump, 3-inch

HR

6.40

Trailer, Flatbed (18 ft)

HR

2.35

Trailer, Flatbed (12 ft HD)

HR

2.35

Trailer, Office

HR

9.50

Trailer, Utility

HR

3.00

Truck, Pick-up

HR

10.00

 

 


Representative Projects

 

As a technically knowledgeable contractor and construction management company, Opal s personnel complete conventional projects cost-effectively and are routinely involved in numerous complex environmental remediation projects. These projects typically involve earthmoving, soil vacuum extraction, ground water extraction/treatment, slurry walls and contaminated soil stabilization/solidification. In addition, a large portion of Opal s work involves heavy civil construction projects, including landslide mitigation, port/harbor structures, mine reclamation and similar work. A partial list of our clients and/or project owners for whom Opal s personnel have performed these types of services include the following:

 

         ARCO

         Bureau of Land Management

         Colorado Dept. of Transportation

         El Paso Natural Gas

         General Electric Company

         Hayward Baker, Inc.

         Hertz Corporation

         Honeywell, Inc.

         Koch Industries

         PricewaterhouseCoopers, L.L.P.

         South Carolina Electric & Gas Company

         Sun Oil Company

         UNOCAL

         Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining

         W. R. Grace & Company

 

Sample Environmental Projects

 

Opal has expertise in soil and ground water remediation, including soil excavation, stabilization, neutralization, soil vapor extraction, slurry walls, gravel trenches, water treatment plants and other similar remedial technologies. Our personnel have performed such projects together for more than 15 years. Descriptions of sample projects follow:

 

Manning Canyon Remediation Cedar Fort, UT

 

Opal is the Prime Contractor for the $8.1 million Manning Canyon Remediation project that involves the construction of an approximate 17-acre (500-feet x 1,500 feet), on-site repository, excavation of more than 750,000 yd3 of arsenic- and lead-contaminated gold mill tailings and placement of those tailings from the 66-acre property into the repository. The repository is capped with a select fill capillary barrier, geosynthetics and topsoiled/riprap surface.

 


Koch Sulfur Products Soil Excavation/Solidification Wilmington, NC

 

This $476,000 project involved the preparation of detailed Work Plans and implementation of a Corrective Action Plan at Koch Sulfur Product Company s former chemical manufacturing facility adjacent to the Cape Fear River in Wilmington, North Carolina. The project involved the removal, chemical neutralization and solidification of contaminated soils and transportation of those soils to an approved landfill. Approximately 7,500 cubic yards of affected soils and flood protection berms that were removed as part of the remediation were subsequently replaced and regraded with clean, imported fill.

 

Royal Hardage Superfund Site Criner, Oklahoma

 

The Royal Hardage Superfund Site is located in Criner, Oklahoma. The state of Oklahoma granted a license to operate the site as a hazardous waste disposal facility for industrial and hazardous waste from 1972 to 1980. The site was placed on the National Priorities List in 1984. Opal personnel implemented the remedy including various complex components. Following the inventorying and characterization of more than 4,000 waste disposal drums, a 2,200-foot long 70-foot deep gravel-filled extraction trench was installed through bedrock to intercept contaminated ground water and direct that water to a treatment plant. The water treatment plant, also constructed by Opal s personnel, had a capacity of 100 gallons per minute with numerous unit equipment trains to treat the variety of liquids flowing through the system. The final major component included the construction of a multimedia cap over 14 acres of the site including the sludge mound, main pit, barrel mound, and toe drain areas.

 

Hertz Rental Car Facility Former Stapleton Airport Denver, Colorado

 

Opal excavated 6,033 cubic yards of petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated soils from the former Hertz Corporation rental car facility at the now defunct Stapleton Airport in Denver, CO. A deep excavation, extending more than 55 feet below the existing ground surface was performed across an approximate 60-ft x 60-ft area at the surface. Opal segregated clean soils from those that were contaminated and loaded the contaminated materials along with buried debris on to more than 377 trucks for disposal at Waste Management, Inc. s D.A.D.S. waste disposal landfill. Once all contaminated soils had been removed, Opal replaced the excavated soils with a compacted granular backfill so that the site could later be reused as part of the City of Denver s Stapleton Redevelopment Plan.

 

ARCO/El Paso Natural Gas Vacuum Extraction System Prewitt, New Mexico

 

Opal personnel constructed a soil vacuum extraction system, ground water extraction/air sparging system, water treatment facility and landfarm treatment cell to remediate petroleum-contaminated soils at the abandoned Prewitt refinery. The $4.5 million project included the installation of 53 soil vapor extraction and six ground water and/or air sparging wells at the former refinery. The treatment of the ground water was through an oil/water separator and air-stripping unit, followed by carbon polishing and shallow re-injection of treated water. A thermal oxidation unit (TOU) was used to treat extracted soil vapors and air stripping off-gases. Excavation and land farming of 4,300 yd3 of hydrocarbon contaminated soils and pit materials, including the addition of nutrients and tilling at prescribed frequencies, was also a component of the remedy implemented by Opal s personnel.

 

Health and Safety

Opal has a flawless record of no reportable accidents or incidents. Opal s Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is 0.93. We attribute this record to our formal company health and safety program, project-specific plans and health and safety officers for each construction project. Opal s Health and Safety program mandates pre- and post-work physical examinations for our field workers, routine medical monitoring during the course of a project in accordance with the specific requirements of that project, and daily morning tailgate meetings to review the activities of the day and their associated safety hazards and corresponding worker precautions.

 

All field employees are Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 40-Hour trained and provided with annual 8-Hour health and safety refresher courses. Opal utilizes ClickSafety, an Internet Service Provider of these types of refresher courses for this purpose while in the field.

 

 

Financial Stability, Bonding and Insurance

Opal performs more than $8 million in heavy civil and environmental remediation construction services annually. The company is financially strong and maintains an unused line of credit of $500,000 that can be increased for specific needs.

 

Opal has provided Performance and Payment bonds up to $7,000,000. Our actual available bonding capacity is a function of the contract terms, technical requirements of the project, surety market conditions and our unused capacity at the time bonds are requested. Additionally, Opal can obtain irrevocable letters of credit as a replacement or supplementary vehicle for surety.

 

As part of routine operations, Opal maintains minimum insurance coverages of $5,000,000 per occurrence for:

 

                Commercial General Liability

                Pollution Liability

                Professional Liability

                Automobile