MATOC – IDIQ – “Best Value” – BRAC

These are the terms that contractors are hearing more and more and they are part of the rapidly changing world of construction contracting with the federal government.  It is no longer enough to simply be the low bidder; now, in many federal procurements, it is the “best value” that gets the job.  To make matters even more complicated, projects that were once bid individually, on a project-by-project basis, are now being awarded under Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) or Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) and the number of contracting opportunities is shrinking.  Nevertheless, for those who understand the system and know how to put an effective proposal together, there continue to be many opportunities for construction contractors and subcontractors to participate in the federal government’s vast construction program, including the upcoming Base Realignment & Closure (BRAC) program.





New Orleans

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If you are interested in learning more about construction contracting with the Army Corps of Engineers, NAVFAC, and other federal agencies, we invite you to attend one of the upcoming seminars sponsored by Payne Hackenbracht & Sullivan on How to Succeed in the New World of Federal Construction Contracting.  The seminars are to be held in Charlotte, Dallas, New Orleans, Orlando, or Philadelphia on one of the dates in February 2007 listed above and on the attached agenda.  The speakers include former Corps of Engineers attorneys and engineers, the former Deputy District Engineer of the New Orleans District, and the former Chief of the Construction Division of the Philadelphia District. The program will be presented from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

The program will focus upon Identifying Contracting Opportunities, Understanding the Latest Contracting Methods, Successfully Competing for Negotiated Procurements (including effective proposal preparation), and How to Deal Effectively with Federal Agencies, and will include information about how to protect your rights in both the bidding and contract performance stages of a project.  While contracting with the government provides many potentially profitable opportunities for a contractor, the federal contracting process is fraught with peril for those who do not understand federal procedures.  We will help you understand both what you should do, and what you should not do, when dealing with the federal government.

Please review the enclosed agenda and registration form, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.  The attendance fee is $195, and additional attendees from the same company will only be charged $95.  Please register early because space is limited.

Our Seminar Coordinator, Rachel McNally, is available to answer your questions and she may be contacted at 215-542-2777,