The Department of the Army has issued pre-bid notices for multiple award task order contracts (MATOCs, here and here) for U.S.-Mexico border wall construction, maintenance and repair work in California (San Diego, El Centro), Arizona (Yuma, Tucson) and Texas (Rio Grande Valley, Laredo, Del Rio, Big Bend, El Paso).
The Texas MATOC work ranges in value from $2,000 to $350 million and has a cap of $5 billion. Awards from $2,000 to a maximum of $25 million are set aside for small businesses, and unrestricted awards range from more than $25 million to $350 million. The Army plans to award 10 contracts, split evenly between small businesses and unrestricted bidders. Work will include new construction, repairs and alterations to fences, walls, roads, lighting, gates and drainage improvements. Work under the combined California/Arizona MATOC includes many of the same items as in the Texas contracts and has the same funding and set-aside guidelines.
The Army expects to issue the official solicitation May 23, with proposals due Aug. 15. Bids will be evaluated in a two-phase process. The first phase will consider each bidder’s experience, technical approach, small business participation and past performance, in that order. The second phase will consider technical proposals from selected companies and each one’s construction approach, summary schedule and bid price.
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