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Silver Line: Clark, Kiewit Group Submits Lowest Phase 2 Bid

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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 4:23 pm | Updated: 4:31 pm, Fri Apr 19, 2013.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority today opened construction bids from the five pre-qualified contractor teams seeking to build Phase 2 of the Silver Line from Reston to Ashburn.

Capital Rail Constructors, a team led by
 Clark Construction Group, LLC and 
Kiewit Infrastructure South Co. submitted the lowest bid at $1,177,777,000. That was slightly lower than the proposal submitted by the Phase 1 contractor, Bechtel Transit Partners, at $1,191,978,777.

Other bidders were:

• Dulles APC Railbuilders, a team of Archer Western Contractors, LLC
PCL, Civil Constructors, Inc. and 
Corman Construction, Inc.

• Dulles Metrorail Connectors, a team of 
Skanska USA Civil Southeas, Granite Construction Company
G.A. & F.C. Wagman, Inc., Trumbull Corporation and 
Facchina Construction Company, Inc. $1,325,470,000; and

• Silver Line Constructors, a team of Fluor Enterprises, Inc. Tutor Perini Corporation, and Stacy and Witbeck, Inc. $1,378,646,479.

Phase 2 covers 11.4 miles and incudes six stations, including Dulles Airport, Rt. 606 and Rt. 772 in Loudoun.

The next step is for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority staff to review to validate that each proposal responds to the solicitation. A contract award is expected in May, with a notice to proceed anticipated in July. Phase 2 is anticipated to be completed in 2018.

This contract will be the largest of three design-build packages for Phase 2 and represents approximately 50 percent of Phase 2 work. This contract does not include the rail yard, garages or professional services.

Phase 1 of the Silver Line is 90 percent complete and will be operation later this year.

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  • Frank Reynolds posted at 9:20 am on Sun, Apr 21, 2013.

    Frank Reynolds Posts: 630

    Clark is big enough where I'm sure they have experience with just about anything. You see their banner up around here more than Betchel, and they aren't in the news for having concrete panels fall off in tunnels or massive cost overruns.

  • nrcbtm1 posted at 1:12 pm on Sat, Apr 20, 2013.

    nrcbtm1 Posts: 35

    Let's hope that the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority did a good job writing the specifications on which the bids were based.

    Does the winning bidder have any experience with rapid transit construction in built-up, heavily traveled, areas? Bechtel does, and their 2nd lowest bid was $1,191,978,777, compared to the lowest bid of $1,177,777,000.

    Will the contract include penalties for delays or for too much disruption of Toll Road/Greenway and surface street traffic?

  • Frank Reynolds posted at 9:46 pm on Fri, Apr 19, 2013.

    Frank Reynolds Posts: 630

    Uh oh. Time for "Big Dig" Betchel to start milking Phase 1. Say goodbye to the budget and timeline.

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