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

  |  January 27, 2014

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Background to the UMCS-IV Competition

The UMCS program dating back to 1981 has only grown in size and scope in the recent 10 years due to Federal emphasis and mandates for Energy Conservation and Savings. The U.S. Army Corps CEHNC has taken on the lead Federal role for the DoD to meet Energy Savings required under EISA 2007, mandated by Congress and  will participate as a delivery partner for the Army NetZero 2020 program.

The U.S. Army Corps’ “cradle to grave” approach provides customers Government Wide with Energy Management Solutions to support their facilities infrastructures. The Center needs contractors who have an in-depth comprehension of Building Automation Controls and HVAC at vital facilities and the ability to provide state-of-the-art technologies. They need contractors who understand how to manage a team of experts delivering complex solutions.  Large and small contractors who will make the investment to work directly with the Center in Huntsville and around the world to vigorously compete for and deliver multiple, demanding, simultaneous task orders. Twenty (20) percent of the contract will be set a side for Restricted Awarded Contractors, e.g. small business.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Program Processes 

Since this program is only competed every five years and there is no on ramp for contractors who do not bid now, contractors will not have access to the Task Orders competed under this vehicle if they do not secure a place now. 

How difficult will the proposal be to win for large and small contractors depends on how serious they take the requirements for a real Project Management Office with delegated lines of authority on a Task Order basis. Delivery and installation of OEM equipment is normally easy for OEM certified and trained contractors, but what is hard for many contractors is to follow the Army Corps Program Processes and adhere to their standards.

Potential bidders need to have the ability to win task orders and manage their team of small and large business contractors as a true Program Manager, offering CEHNC with a responsible business partner for its task orders.  

The winning bidders on this $2.5B MATOC will be those who ensure that:

  • CEHNC has no financial delivery risk.
  • Business is brought to CEHNC.
  • They provide a local Huntsville PMO with a global delivery system.

Capturing UMCS

OCI is ideally suited to support potential bidders and help them capture a place on this contract. We have previously supported winning contractors on UMCS III and the recently awarded UMCS Maintenance and Services contract, a companion support contract to UMCS. 

John Cook, who previously worked for Siemens and Honeywell both winners of UMCS III, understands the path to success. John and OCI’s team of experienced proposal consultants know both the contract and program requirements and can assist you to win this contract. 

John can be reached at  jcook@ociwins.com or via phone, 571-309-8686.

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