Special federal contract awarded for dredging in the Great Lakes system

Published April 17, 2012
DETROIT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District recently awarded federal contracts for Corps-maintained harbors and waterways in the Great Lakes. The contracts are designed to provide greater flexibility in responding to maintenance dredging of the commercial shipping channels and harbors in a large part of the Great Lakes System, while saving taxpayers’ dollars.

A Multiple Award Task Order Contract, MATOC, was awarded to 10 small business dredging contractors, with a cumulative MATOC dollar limit of $49 million over a three-year period, and a $3.5 million limit per order.

Current MATOC contractors are:
- Ryba Marine Construction Co., Cheboygan, Mich.;
- Roen Salvage Co., Sturgeon Bay, Wis.;
- Faust Corp., St. Clair Shores, Mich.;
- Marine Tech, LLC, Duluth, Minn.;
- MCM Marine, Inc., Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
- Geo Gradel Co., Toledo, Ohio;
- Luedtke Engineering Co., Frankfort, Mich.;
- Great Lakes Dock & Materials, LLC, Muskegon, Mich.;
- Malcolm Marine, Inc., St. Clair, Mich.;
- King Co., Inc., Holland, Mich.

The MATOC allows districts in the Great Lakes region to quickly advertise and award task orders for maintenance dredging of harbors and rivers to this pre-selected group of contractors.

The MATOC is intended to compress the traditional 45- to 60-day advertise-bid-review-award process into 20 days or less by completing preliminary contract award work ahead of time. Under the MATOC, the 10 companies compete to provide a broad variety of dredging services at various harbors and waterways in Michigan and parts of Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois and Minnesota, as well as on the coastal areas of lakes Erie and Ontario in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York.

Fiscal year 2012 work under the contract includes the Detroit River, Rouge River, and harbors of St. Joseph, Holland, Grand Haven and Manistee in Michigan; Green Bay Harbor in Wisconsin; and four harbors in Ohio: Cleveland, Toledo, Lorain and Ashtabula.

For more information, please contact: Detroit District, Lynn Rose, public affairs officer, 313-226-4680, or Mollie Mahoney, project manager, 313-226-2033; Buffalo District, Bruce Sanders, public affairs officer, 716-879-4410; or Chicago District, Lynne Whelan, public affairs officer, 312-846-5330.

Lynn Rose

Release no. 041712-01