Missouri River Training Structure Repair Contract
The Kansas City Engineer District has awarded a contract to Midwest Construction Company, Nebraska City, Neb., to make repairs to river training structures on the Missouri River.
The $27 million for the repair work comes from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and is expected to be the first of several separate contracts awarded in the next 12 months to support navigation on the Missouri River.
Dave Best, Kansas City District contracting officer, signed the task order award on August 11. The contract was completed through a previously negotiated Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC). “The MATOC is made up of small businesses that have supported the Missouri River navigation mission for many years,” Best said. “This contracting tool allowed us to quickly get work going on these crucial repairs.”
Future repair contracts will be advertised on www.sam.gov with overall authorizations for up to $200 million in repairs to the mostly rock structures that redirect the river’s current to self-scour the navigation channel.
“This award will get the rock rolling,” said Dane Morris, program manager-navigation restoration for the Kansas City District. “The dikes and revetments that will be repaired over the next couple years with these contracts are critical to maintaining momentum for our navigators who, through barge transportation, are tying the Midwest to shipping on the Mississippi River and on to the world.”