USACE Galveston District requests information for architect-engineering services

USACE Galveston District
Published Jan. 29, 2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Galveston District (SWG) is seeking industry feedback related to the development of an acquisition strategy. SWG is preparing an acquisition strategy for Architect and Engineering services with an approximate total capacity of $775 million. Over the next 10 years, SWG anticipates a program that could grow in excess of $20 billion in design and construction. Due to the acquisition lead time, SWG must start posturing contract capacity now. The planned execution strategy includes a combination of stand-alone A-E contract(s) and Indefinite Delivery Contracts (IDCs) under a Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) arrangement.

The scope of A-E services is anticipated to include civil works related engineering areas, such as: flood damage and risk reduction; floodplain modeling; coastal erosion; storm damage risk reduction and beach nourishment; shoreline and stream bank erosion protection; shallow and deep draft navigation; environmental and ecosystem habitat restoration; comprehensive watershed evaluations; infrastructure; and multi-purpose water resources projects. The capabilities of A-E firms would include comprehensive planning, technical analysis, engineering, design, and engineering during construction including preliminary studies through feasibility report development; engineering design through detailed plans, specifications, and design analysis/design documentation report preparation; value engineering; technical and biddability, constructability, operability, environmental, and sustainability (BCOES) reviews; documentation for right of entry and right of way; and engineering during construction for both inland and coastal civil works. This scope of services would also be relevant for similar horizontal projects for the military and Interagency and International Services (IIS) programs.

The purpose of this request for information (RFI) is to obtain industry feedback for SWG to consider in the preparation of the acquisition strategy for the IDC portion of the execution strategy. Prior government contract work is not required for submitting a response. The RFI was posted on Jan. 26, 2021, as both a special notice and sources sought under W912HY21S0011.

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SWG is not seeking capabilities at this time. Information obtained will be used for acquisition planning. THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION FOR PROPOSALS, AND NO CONTRACT WILL BE AWARDED FROM THIS RFI. No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this Request for Information.

SWG covers an area averaging 100 miles in width along the Texas Coast, extending from approximately 15 miles east of the Texas-Louisiana state line south to the Rio Grande. SWG’s responsibility encompasses all of 49 Texas counties, portions of four Louisiana parishes, and adjacent waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Questions concerning this RIF should be e-mailed to both Kalli Egan at and Jaqueline Adekanbi at

Email responses to with W912HY21S0011 in the Subject line.


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2000 Fort Point Road, Galveston TX 77550

Release no. 21-002