While a provision in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement favors local businesses for any contracts resulting from base closure or realignment no upcoming projects on Guam qualify according to Capt. Paul T. Fuligni commanding officer of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas. As the Journal reported in its July 7 issue officials from the Guam Economic Development and Commerce Authority in an effort to steer more military construction money to local businesses were told about DFARS Subpart 226.71 favoring "businesses located in the vicinity of a military installation that is being closed or realigned under a base closure law . . .

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