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. $1,285,000,000;
• 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.