UMCS-IV Up for Recompete: Army Corps of Engineers Releases MATOC Valued at $2.5B

  |  January 27, 2014

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The $2.5 B Utility and Monitoring Control Systems-IV (UMCS-IV) contract is the largest opportunity in 2014 for building control systems providers and integrators.  This Army Corps of Engineers program focuses on Building Automation, HVAC, Metering, Electronic Security, and Intrusion Detection.  It is open to all Federal Agencies to utilize.  The RFP for both the restricted and unrestricted award pools was released on January 21, 2014, and a Bidder’s Conference is announced for February 4th, 2014. The program, managed from the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center (CEHNC) in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Do you have the Right Stuff for SEWP V?

  |  May 6, 2013

The 1983 American film adapted from Tom Wolfe's book The Right Stuff was about the test pilots involved in high-speed aeronautical research at Edwards Air Force Base, as well as those selected to be astronauts in Project Mercury, the United States' first attempt at manned spaceflight.  Fellow test pilot and astronaut Neil Armstrong said the movie "was very good filmmaking but terrible history: the wrong people working on the wrong project with little resemblance whatever to what actually was going on”.

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What is “Best Value”?

  |  May 25, 2010

“Best Value” is the common-sense manifestation in the FAR of what intelligent buyers do every day all over the world.  Part 2.101 of the FAR defines Best Value as the expected outcome of an acquisition that in the buyer’s estimation provides the greatest overall benefit in response to the requirement.

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