Case Study of Design-Build Nationwide MATOC for Small Projects in Remote Areas

Recorded On: 08/04/2022

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CONTENT EXPIRES August 31, 2024

The presentation will discuss the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s approach to implementing a DB MATOC in response to Great American Outdoors Act with a 40% small business participation goal. Lessons learned in solicitation preparation for small business in 50 states, evaluation, and award of 200 proposals, a “plug and play” performance specification system to standardize task order scope development, and tools for price proposal evaluation and risk assessment will be covered.

Douglas Gransberg, PE, PhD, DBIA

Gransberg & Associates, Inc.

Doug Gransberg, President of Gransberg & Associates, Inc. received BSCE and MSCE from Oregon State and his PhD from the CU- Boulder.  He is a licensed PE in three states, a DBIA and a Fellow of ASCE. His practice centers on the delivery of projects using alternative methods. He retired from the Corps of Engineers in 1994 and from Iowa State in 2017. Doug is a past member of the DBIA Board of Directors.

Shannon Blackburn

National Park Service

Shannon joined the Federal service in 2009 as a Contracting Officer for the US Fish and Wildlife Service in Portland, OR.  In 2014, she moved to MA to serve as the FWS Division Chief of Contracting for the 13 Northeast States.  Shannon then managed the consolidation of all FWS Construction and AE acquisitions into a single branch.  She served as the Chief of this FWS Branch until March of this year when she took the position of Division Chief of Contracting Services at the Denver Service Center for the National Park Service.  The Denver Service Center is responsible for delivering all major construction projects for the National Park Service.

Marjorie Chiles, P.E.

US Fish & Wildlife Service

Marjorie is the Deputy Chief, Infrastructure Management Division in the National Wildlife Refuge System at the US Fish and Wildlife Service.  Formerly, Marjorie was the Branch Chief of Engineering and Asset Management Policy at the Bureau of Land Management.  Prior to joining the US Department of the Interior Marjorie spent 8 years as a Navy Civil Engineer Corps Officer where she managed repair, replacement, and construction of shore facilities at Navy installations.

Marjorie graduated from Florida A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and graduated from Penn State University with a Masters of Engineering Management.  She is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland.   


Case Study of Design-Build Nationwide MATOC for Small Projects in Remote Areas
07/27/2022 at 2:30 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 08/04/2022
07/27/2022 at 2:30 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 08/04/2022
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