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Tag Archives: MATOC

Construction Opportunities for American Prime Contractors in Israel

Posted in Contractor Information Sources, Procurement Information
My partner, Ed DeLisle, and I recently attended two Industry Days sponsored by the Army Corps of Engineers (“USACE”).  The first one was held in New York City on October 20th, and the second one was held in Tel Aviv on November 5, 2014. The purpose of the programs was to introduce American and Israeli… Continue Reading

Has the Corps of Engineers Gone MATOC Crazy?

Posted in Federal Procurement Policy
By: Michael H. Payne The recent increase in the use of Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (“IDIQ”) contracting for construction has become even more evident by looking at the “FY 2011 – Forecasted Acquisition Strategy” issued by the Jacksonville District of the Corps of Engineers. A review of the list reveals that the majority of the construction… Continue Reading

Court of Appeals Keeps MATOC Alive

Posted in Federal Procurement Policy
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has decided two cases that assure the continued use of the Multiple Award Task Order Contract (“MATOC”) in federal construction contracting. In the first case, Weeks Marine, Inc. v. United States, the United States Court of Federal Claims decided a bid protest in favor of Weeks Marine. … Continue Reading

Early Contractor Involvement - Another Experiment by the Corps of Engineers in "Creative Contracting"

Posted in Contracting by Negotiation, Federal Procurement Policy
In recent years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has attempted to employ "innovative" contracting methods but, in doing so, has often limited the number of contractors who have had the opportunity to perform major construction projects.  One of the justifications for these “innovative” methods has been that there will be a reduction in the… Continue Reading

Bid Protests to GAO to be Allowed on Task Orders in Excess of $10 Million

Posted in Bid Protests
Effective May 23, 2008, there will be important changes that pertain to a contractor’s ability to protest task and delivery orders.  These changes are embodied in Section 843 of the 2008 Defense Authorization Act, "Enhanced Competition Requirements for Task and Delivery Order Contracts," and legislators expect the new provisions to increase competition for task and delivery… Continue Reading

Air Force General Suggests That "Unwarranted" Protesters Should Be Penalized

Posted in Federal Procurement Policy
The Commander of the Air Force Material Command, General Bruce Carlson, recently told reporters at a forum sponsored by Aviation Week that there should be some sort of penalty for protests that are found to be unwarranted.   It was reported that the General said “that some losing bidders file protests with 20 or 30 elements… Continue Reading

Protest Challenges Solicitation for Single Award Task Order Contract (SATOC) Involving Military Construction

Posted in Small Business Contracting
A protest was filed recently in the United Stated Court of Federal Claims by our firm on behalf of a small business construction contractor challenging a solicitation issued by the Fort Worth District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The solicitation, No. W9126G-07-R-0123, is one of four similar solicitations for the construction of military projects… Continue Reading

Corps of Engineers Conduct Found to be an "End Run" to a Judicial Order and Injunction on MATOC Solicitation

Posted in Contracting by Negotiation, Dredging
The Corps of Engineers responded to the recent Order of the United States Court of Federal Claims dated November 1, 2007, granting a permanent injunction against the issuance of a MATOC solicitation for dredging, by taking four proposed task orders included in the MATOC solicitation and reissuing them as separate negotiated procurements.  (See the article… Continue Reading

Federal Court Rules that Negotiated IDIQ/MATOC Contracting Cannot be Used Instead of Sealed Bidding Without a Lawful and Rational Basis

Posted in Contracting by Negotiation, Dredging, Federal Procurement Policy
In a recent prebid protest presented by our firm, Payne Hackenbracht & Sullivan, the United States Court of Federal Claims considered the protest of Weeks Marine, Inc. v. The United States (“Weeks”) challenging the decision of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division (“SAD”), to solicit proposals for maintenance dredging and shore… Continue Reading

DoD Construction Contracting Heating Up In Virginia

Posted in Procurement Information
On May 17, 2007, we presented a seminar in Richmond where we discussed the “New World of Federal Construction Contracting” with a number of contractors interested in obtaining and performing Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) and Multiple Award Task Order (MATOC) contracts. Federal agencies are turning to IDIQ and MATOC contracts more and more often for… Continue Reading

The Era of Large Construction Contracts and Task Orders

Posted in Procurement Information
We recently presented a number of seminars on the topic “How to Succeed in the New World of Federal Construction Contracting” that dealt with the shift from sealed bidding to negotiated procurement in federal construction contracting, as well as the increased use of Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) and Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC). … Continue Reading