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      Effective January 20, 2017 North Wind Group acquires Portage Inc.

Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) Global Engineering, Integration, and Technical Assistance, Various Sites

Portage supports eight major commands and 100+ Department of Defense (DoD) installations worldwide. Under several Global Engineering, Integration, and Technical Assistance (GEITA) support task orders, Portage provides engineering, planning and cost estimating for environmental restoration, environmental compliance, pollution prevention, conservation planning, base realignment and closure, and management and operations support for five Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) installations. Portage performs about $18M annually on multiple GEITA task orders.

AFCEC logo Portage has more than 120 personnel presently supporting AFCEC on two advisory and assistance services contracts. We provide onsite customer support at geographically dispersed locations throughout the U.S. Portage has provided comprehensive engineering and environmental support, cost estimating, project management and tracking, strategic planning, permit applications, and QA/QC and safety oversight support for civil engineering works such as landfills, groundwater plumes, hydrant system upgrades, and underground storage tanks. We have also provided strategic planning, value engineering, construction scheduling, deliverable review, and project/construction management oversight and change order reviews and cost estimates. We have prepared and reviewed engineering evaluation/cost analysis documents for multiple sites.

Portage manages cost/scheduling and project control support, pre/post-award contract administration support, and execution, contractor proposal review, request for equitable adjustment, change proposal, contract modification support, and project reporting, and provides QA/QC oversight for cleanup at 79 sites. We provide project management services, including preparation and maintenance of integrated master schedules; evaluate earned value, cost variances, and schedule variances; and provide overall cost budgeting and tracking for Air Force’s Installation Restoration Program.

Portage’s onsite personnel provide expertise in environmental conservation and planning, including statutory/regulatory support such as participation in regulatory review meetings with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Portage performs all phases of environmental impact analysis, manages records, and prepares environmental assessments and environmental impact statements. Portage assists the Environmental Planning Branch by providing QA/QC oversight support for Air Force staff packages, including related technical writing. Portage has provided onsite support for community planning, demolition, construction, and military housing for Air Force bases. Portage has prepared numerous statements of work/independent government estimates/purchase requisition packages for multiple DoD installations. Portage provides project management tracking and QA/QC oversight by providing technical reviews and value engineering for environmental and construction documents. We have also provided pre/post-award support for the Naval Construction Battalion Center and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.



Portage is staffed with highly skilled technical and professional personnel
  • Professional Engineers
  • Professional Geologists
  • Industrial Hygienists
  • Health Physicists
  • Project Managers
  • NQA-1 Lead Auditors