Atkins will be the designer of record, working on a team led by Innovative Technical Solutions.
As designer of record, Atkins will provide architecture and engineering support services for all construction and design-build tasks awarded to the team under the MATOC.
Task orders for the proposed MATOCs are anticipated to run anywhere from US$20m (£12.5m) to US$100m. All firms that have been awarded contracts will compete for each individual task order. Work orders for the proposed MATOCs will total nearly US$4 billion based on the projected work programme. The contract duration is two calendar years, with as many as three one-year options.
Projects will be carried out in support of the US Military’s Central Command region which covers 20 countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, and Yemen.
“While the geographic scope of this effort is diverse, nearly all of the design and project management will be carried out from here in the US via a sophisticated ‘reach back’ technical support system,” said Atkins senior program manager Scott Borges. “This is a proven system that we’ve used successfully for similar work in support of the US Army in Afghanistan, Djibouti, and in other locations.”