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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Costabile

LAWA Moves to MATOC: New Method, Benefits, and Opportunities

The latest on LAWA's upcoming On-Call Construction Design-Build Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC). 

Although Southern California provides a wealth of public sector opportunities, only a few projects promise to be as diverse and rewarding as the upcoming On-Call Construction Design-Build Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) from Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA).

The initiative is a part of LAWA's broader $15B Capital Improvement Program and will encapsulate a myriad of projects, from infrastructure upgrades to new civil and vertical projects, designed to elevate the operational capacity and efficiency of one of the world's busiest airports.

This anticipated On-Call Construction Services MATOC follows the 2023 On-Call Program Services MATOC for professional consulting firms, covering essential services such as project management, construction management, project controls, inspection, and testing. 

What is a MATOC?

A MATOC—Multiple Award Task Order Contract—is a procurement vehicle that facilitates the delivery of various projects ("task orders") under a single umbrella contract. Although not exclusive to federal agencies, the MATOC delivery method is often thought of as a federal procurement and delivery tool. Beginning in the 1980s, expanding military needs, legislative changes, and evolving procurement practices all influenced the development and refinement of the MATOC model to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government contracting. Today, the Department of Defense (DoD), the General Services Administration (GSA), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) all use MATOCs to manage large-scale construction and service programs effectively.

Building the success of MATOC delivery at the federal level, LAWA is adopting the MATOC model to facilitate the execution of civil and vertical construction projects, reflecting the extensive needs of the ever-evolving landside and airside environments. The model will accommodate various project sizes and complexities, providing opportunities for diverse small, medium, and large firms. This inclusive approach helps foster a competitive environment where different-sized entities can find niche opportunities aligned with their capabilities.

How does a MATOC procurement work?

How will LAWA's On-Call Construction MATOC expand market diversity?

Looking Ahead

As Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) advances its $15B Capital Improvement Program with the introduction of the On-Call Construction Design-Build MATOC, a broad spectrum of opportunities unfolds for firms across the size spectrum. This MATOC framework ensures a wide range of construction needs are met with the appropriate expertise and efficiency while involving a broad spectrum of the construction community in substantial, high-value projects.

Are you interested in learning more? Although the On-Call Construction MATOC is slated to be released in Q2 of 2024, there are several resources for firms interested in learning more:

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