The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has announced that the five teams selected to proceed to the final major step of the procurement process to design and build the rail line, stations and systems for Phase 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. Included are six new stations including one at Washington Dulles International Airport.
The five teams that have been selected to compete for the contract are listed below in alphabetical order, along with their equity members:
Bechtel Transit Partners
Bechtel Infrastructure Corporation
Capital Rail Constructors
Clark Construction Group, LLC & Kiewit Infrastructure South Co.
Dulles APC Railbuilders
Archer Western Contractors, LLC; PCL Civil Constructors, Inc. & Corman Construction, Inc.
Dulles Metrorail Connectors
Skanska USA Civil Southeast / Granite Construction Company; G.A. & F.C. Wagman, Inc. / Trumbull Corporation & Facchina Construction Company, Inc.
Silver Line Constructors
Fluor Enterprises, Inc. / Tutor Perini Corporation / Stacy and Witbeck, Inc.
The teams were selected following a Request for Qualifications Information, a process intended to emphasise design and construction experience and professionalism and produce a short-list of up to five qualified teams to proceed to final bidding.
Pat Nowakowski, Executive Director for the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, noted the high caliber of the selected firms and the benefit to the project: “This list includes some of the most qualified and most successful engineering and construction companies in the world. We are proud and excited because this ensures a highly competitive process as we move forward with Phase 2 of this dynamic project. This is a project of local, regional, national and international significance and a gateway to our nation’s capital.”
Additional procurement process steps will include the submission of a technical plan and pricing. The award will be made to the team submitting an acceptable technical proposal and lowest price. An award is anticipated in May 2013. The contract estimated cost is US$1.4-1.6 billion. The completion of construction for Phase 2 is anticipated for mid-2018.