What Are MATOCs?
A Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) is a special type of Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract where there are multiple awardees. IDIQs are contracts that provide an indefinite quantity of products or services for a fixed period. MATOC awardees can compete for future task orders issued under the MATOC. MATOCs help to ensure a streamlined acquisition process, which helps to speed service delivery on projects, and provide significant flexibility over the life of a contract, while offering contractors the opportunity to work on more than one part of a project.
MATOCs are utilized when it is not possible to determine the exact quantities of supplies or services needed during a contract period within a fixed budget. With a MATOC, a project can calibrate exactly how much or how little products and services we need over the life of the contract, helping to ensure significant flexibility and maximum efficiency.
This page will help to explain why FWS utilizes MATOCs, the benefits of MATOCs, types of MATOCs, and how to get involved.
How Construction MATOCs Support FWS Initiatives
The establishment of these MATOCs will help to address bureau-specific construction and infrastructure needs such as (GAOA) and (BIL) projects. The suite of MATOCs established by FWS are available to all Department of the Interior (DOI) bureaus and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Forest Service for GAOA and BIL projects as well as other requirements, as needed, including disaster recovery and planned deferred maintenance.
The Great American Outdoors Act is a landmark law that established the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund to address deferred maintenance and repair needs across public lands. GAOA provides up to $1.9 billion per year for five years across four DOI bureaus —FWS, National Parks Service (NPS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) — and USDA’s Forest Service. FWS receives up to $95 million per year for five years to address deferred maintenance on our lands and refuges.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is a critical investment in our nation’s infrastructure priorities including building resilient infrastructure and helping to address . FWS was directly appropriated $455 million over five years, funding crucial projects to help restore ecosystems, improve water quality, and build green infrastructure.
MATOCs are an important tool to help FWS manage the increase in funding from GAOA and BIL. MATOCs help to streamline the acquisition process, reduce administrative workload, and ensure faster service delivery on projects. They also offer contractors the opportunity to provide work on a steady stream of jobs over time, with fewer administrative hurdles and a reduced solicitation timeline.
Available Construction MATOCs
FWS has awarded MATOCs for construction alteration and repair, geotechnical engineering, and architecture and engineering, and will soon award one for design-build construction.
Alteration & Repair MATOC IDIQs
Alteration & Repair MATOC IDIQs include three work categories — Civil, Mechanical and Electrical, and Building.
- The Civil work category includes work on bridges, underground utilities, levees, riprap and similar heavy earthwork, water control structures, water intakes, and other civil work occurring on or near water.
- The Mechanical and Electrical work category includes heating and air-conditioning, plumbing, electrical systems, such as fire suppression systems, fire alarm systems, and general facility security or alarm systems.
- The Building work category can include any structures that are not listed above, such as new construction, renovations, demolition, landscaping, and fencing.
Geotechnical Engineering MATOC IDIQs
Geotechnical Engineering services consist of the investigation and analysis of rocks, soils, and other materials to assist in the planning and design of building structures and other non-building support structures. Geotechnical Engineering MATOC IDIQs include:
- Geotechnical engineering of road structures, bridge structures, building and non-building structures and their foundation systems.
- Topographic Surveying Services and Wetland Delineation Surveying Services for developing, preparing, and submitting background base maps for potential project areas such as proposed exploratory drilling, soil sampling, and test pit excavation plans.
- Collection and analysis of data for planning and oversight of building and site construction projects, accounting for interaction with regional on-site soils and regional geology.
- Performing field verification site visit, site assessments, site evaluations, site investigations and developing, preparing, and submitting Geotechnical Engineering Reports.
- Comprehensive geotechnical investigations of project sites and professional interpretation of the results and preparation of geotechnical reports.
Architecture & Engineering Services MATOC IDIQs
Architecture & Engineering Services MATOC IDIQs include an array of various services including architectural, civil, mechanical, and electrical, plumbing, structural design, construction administration, inspection, and value engineering. It can also consist of sustainability-minded work including general and environmental studies, aquaculture systems, and energy conservation design practices.
Design-Build MATOC IDIQs (Coming Soon)
Design-Build services are projects wherein the contractor provides both design and construction services. Design-Build MATOC IDIQs can include design services, construction of facilities or buildings, interior and exterior facility renovations, and demolition and installation. It can also include mechanical and electrical work, heating and air-conditioning, plumbing, fire suppression, interior and exterior electrical and lighting, fire and intrusion alarms, communications systems, and outdoor sitework, such as landscaping, fencing, masonry, roofing, concrete, asphalt paving, and storm drainage.
How to Get Involved
Companies interested in getting involved in a MATOC as a subcontractor should use the map below to identify MATOC contractors in your state or region and connect with the point of contact.
Construction MATOC Contractors Across the U.S. and Territories
This map shows current MATOC contractors across the U.S. and territories. Click the button at the top of the map to toggle between each type of MATOC. Filter contractors by State or Territory, Contractor Name, Point of Contact, Contract Number, and Work Category (Alternation and Repair only). Click to download data in Excel format.