GALVESTON, Texas --
NOTICE: This release has been updated to change the 45-day proposal period to 30 days.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District posted the pre-solicitation notice for the Phase 1 Request for Proposal (RFP) for the District’s $7 billion horizontal construction requirement on Feb. 7, 2022, on SAM.gov to give notice to industry that the official RFP will be released on February 22, 2022. This update comes as Galveston finishes the final steps of the solicitation internal reviews.
The pre-solicitation notice is the first official notice indicating the solicitation process will actually begin with the RFP being released 15 days later for Phase 1 (of 2 Phases) for the $7 billion Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Multiple Award Task Order (MATOC). Proposals will be due approximately 30 days after the RFP is released on SAM.gov. The see exact proposal date will be in the official RFP upon release.
“The Galveston District is developing a new contracting tool to execute its growing Civil Works mission for horizontal construction,” said District Contracting Chief Shamekia Chapman. “The MATOC will be to primarily support the Galveston District’s mission but will also allow the other three districts within the Southwestern Division – Tulsa, Little Rock, and Fort Worth – to use it as well. This tool has been in the making for two years and the Galveston District is extremely excited to be one step away from putting out the official RFP. The MATOC will allow the Galveston District to expedite the delivery of critical infrastructure projects using both Design-Build and Design-Bid-Build construction methodologies.”
Chapman said using this process allows the Galveston District to take advantage of alternative delivery methods to assist with controlling costs and partnering with the contractors.
“We are truly delighted with the amount of participation and support from industry throughout our market research and early exchange of information that allowed industry to provide feedback on our requirements as we worked through numerous internal reviews and the development of our acquisition strategies. We look forward to additional industry engagement as Congress continues to notice the economic impact of the Texas coast,” she said.
The final contract will include full and open competition (unrestricted), with a target of 10 unrestricted awards and the Small Business reserve target of five.
Construction services required include a wide variety of Design-Build and/or Design-Bid-Build construction for flood and storm damage reduction projects. Requirements include a mix of levees, floodwalls, drainage structures, pump stations, sector gates, channel widening, bridges, armoring and other heavy civil construction.
View the Pre-solicitation Notice for the RFP at: <https://sam.gov/opp/07e1eade1f7a4049a11ca82468bb44ba/view> or search for Notice ID: W912HY21R0012_Presolicitation.