United Excel Awarded Multiple National MATOC Contracts
United Excel was recently awarded numerous national Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOCs). The MATOC programs are managed by the Mobile, Huntsville and Little Rock District Corps of Engineers. These programs include U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force installations nationwide and are specifically geared towards medical and laboratory facility repairs, renovations and new construction. The awarded MATOCs range from $200 million to $990 million, with a contract duration ranging from three to five years.
A MATOC is a type of indefinite delivery/indefinite quality contract in which a limited number of pre-qualified contractors compete for multiple projects within a fixed period of time and dollar amount. Competition to attain a spot within a MATOC can be fierce. However, once attained, contractors can recognize advantages from competing against a limited pool. For the government, the full procurement process (from award to closeout) is streamlined, and acquisition costs are often reduced.
MATOCs typically include multi-phased elimination processes. For instance, our first phase RFP for the Mobile Design-Build MATOC was issued in 2015. After an initial elimination process, we were moved into the next phase, with multiple subsequent rounds of clarifications/discussions. Several factors are assessed to pre-qualify a contractor, including, but not limited to, past performance, experience, personnel, technical approach, financial stability, and organizational management approach.
“We are thrilled to have been selected for these MATOCs and take seriously our contribution towards supporting the government’s ability to provide the best medical care possible for military personnel and their families through world-class health care facilities,” said Kevin Rogers, CEO at United Excel. “Having been selected for these MATOCs, along with some of the most renowned construction companies in the nation, reflects the value we bring in the bidding process through our expertise in healthcare design and construction.”
Projects under the MATOCs will be delivered under the design-build delivery model. Considered the future of health care design, this model involves key multi-disciplinary participants throughout all phases of construction. Integrating all parties from the project’s start is reputed to help reduce risk, minimize uncertainties in design interpretation, create cost savings and lead to a shorter schedule.
The MATOC programs, including durations and dollar amounts, are as follows:
∙ Huntsville District, Corps of Engineers, Medical Repair and Renewal (MRR) Design Build Program – 5 years; $990 million
∙ Mobile District, Corps of Engineers, Repair and Minor Construction MATOC – 3 years; $200 million
∙ Little Rock District, Corps of Engineers, 4.0 Design-Build Construction and Initial Outfitting MATOC – 5 years; $900 million
∙ Mobile District, Corps of Engineers, Design-Build for Healthcare Facilities in Support of MEDCOM – 3 years; $249 million