Joint Venture with EcoTec Associates Involves Site Cleanups in Kansas and Oregon

GOLDEN, Colo. (July 22, 2022) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, has awarded two task order contracts to a unique combination of TLI Solutions (TLI), an environmental contractor with nearly 40 years of federal contracting experience, and EcoTec Associates (ETA), a Small Business founded in 2015.

The Joint Venture—formally known as ETA-TLI JV—will start work soon under two task orders to provide environmental remediation support for the USACE at the Former Schilling Air Force Base near Salina, Kan., and the Former Tongue Point Naval Air Station near Astoria, Ore. TLI Solutions is EcoTec’s mentor under the U.S. Small Business Administration Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP), which is designed to help small businesses get a foothold in and expand their federal government contracting business.

The awards were received through the USACE-KC District’s Multiple Award Task Order Contract for HUBZone Small Business Architecture-Engineering (A-E) Services, which is utilized help USACE execute its environmental mission and leadership role in remediating Formerly Utilized Defense Sites (FUDS) nationwide.

“The hard work has paid off and we are happy to share our success with an up-and-coming business,” says Patricia Derocher, who leads operations of TLI Solutions as COO of TechLaw Consultants, Inc. “This continues our long-standing work supporting the Corps of Engineers, while giving EcoTec valuable experience.”

Adds Christine Tipton, EcoTec CEO and Managing Partner of the ETA-TLI JV: “We are eager to tackle these tasks and we look forward to continuing our work with TLI. It’s a great opportunity to grow our DoD work and expand our capabilities.”

Under the Schilling AFB task order, valued at $1.6 million over five years, ETA-TLI will support efforts to remediate a former Atlas F Missile Site, which contains groundwater contaminated with hazardous volatile organic compounds. Under the Tongue Point NAS task order, valued at $555,000 over three years, ETA-TLI will support remediation of soil, sediment and groundwater that is contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

TLI Solutions ( is a nationwide provider of highly-skilled technical environmental consulting and related support, primarily in the area of hazardous, toxic and radioactive waste (HTRW) remediation and management related to munitions and ordnance disposal. Founded in 1983, the company has contract experience working for several federal agencies, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy. Based in Golden, Colo., TLI Solutions is a division of TechLaw Consultants, Inc. (

EcoTec Associates ( provides environmental compliance assistance for federal agencies, mainly the Department of Defense, in areas such as air and water quality, solid waste, hazardous materials and waste, spill plans, emergency plans, natural and cultural resources, noise and pesticide management. Founded in 2015 and based in Topeka, Kan., EcoTec is certified under the U.S. Small Business Administration as a Historically Under-utilized Business Zone (HUBZone) firm.