An A(MAES)ing Opportunity

USACE MAES Background 

The Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is expected to release a solicitation for its Multiple Award Environmental Services Task Order Contract (MAES). The solicitation is expected sometime in early Summer with awards as soon as Fall. Potentially worth as much as $495 million, tasks will encompass a wide range of environmental services in the general areas of environmental cleanup and environmental quality at various military and non-military locations across several existing programs.

The previous iteration of this contract, awarded in 2017, had 12 awardees and a total contract spend-to-date of $89 million. USACE kicked off the current effort with a Sources Sought Notice published on The acquisition is intended to be full and open, but with a small business set aside. The work will most likely fall under NAICS 562910 – Environmental Remediation Services.

Given the situation with Camp Lejeune and the resulting PACT laws, the $495M spend level may be an understatement. Anticipate more awards this iteration.


Let’s take a further look at the incumbents on the existing contract. The 12 awardees were a mix of what we would typically think of large and small businesses. Of those 12, only six were awarded task orders for a total spend over the course of the contract of just over $84 million. The task order breakdown is somewhat telling in that, over the first four years, of the contract USACE averaged 26 task orders per year. For the first five and a half months of FY 23, only two task orders have been issued. Most of the existing contracts have an end date of December of this year.

Getting Ready

Expect there to be requirements for at least three past performance references, most likely within the last three years. While it’s not expected, USACE MAES could become another “evidence-based” response (ala POLARIS and OASIS+); so have all of your documentation ready. Since we don’t know if a draft RFP will be released, the best preparation at this point may be identifying your proposal team.

USACE MAES Proposal Assistance

You can get proposal help from OCI.  Strategy, management, writing, or whatever you need.  Assistance in content development, putting together impressive past performance citations, and help in developing a pricing and Price-to-Win strategy to make your bid as competitive as possible.  Consultants with experience in environmental remediation, Army Corps of Engineers, etc.

The Latest Update

Government stated that the requirement will be advertised in May/June 2023 timeframe. Evan Cyran, Contract Specialist, is the POC, email is .

GovWin Opportunity ID: 204339 

SAM Notice ID: W912DR23R0017