Atkins wins US Army design-build contract in the Middle East

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Atkins has been awarded a five-year design-build contract under the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Middle East District (MED).

As designer of record, Atkins will provide architecture and engineering support services for all construction and design-build tasks awarded to team leader Innovative Technical Solutions Inc (ITSI).

Under this contract, projects will be carried out in support of the US Military’s Central Command region (CENTCOM), which covers 20 countries including Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, and Yemen.


Atkins’ contract is one of 14 design-build Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOCs). According to the issuing agency, work orders for the proposed MATOCs will total nearly $4 billion for the contract term based on CENTCOM’s projected work programme for design-build projects.

“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.”

Atkins has provided a wide range of services to every branch of the Armed Forces and more than two dozen federal agencies since 1963.

In the Middle East region, Atkins is well known for working on iconic buildings such as the seven-star Burj Al Arab in Dubai.

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