The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced Wednesday it has selected five teams to bid on designing and building Metro's Silver Line Phase 2.
Phase 2 includes stations at Reston Town Center, Herndon, Innovation Center, Washington Dulles International Airport, Route 606, and Route 772.
The five 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 emphasize design and construction experience and professionalism and produce a short list of up to five qualified teams to proceed to final bidding.
“This list includes some of the most qualified and most successful engineering and construction companies in the world," Pat Nowakowski, Executive Director for the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, said in a statement.
"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.”
Other procurement process steps will include the submission of a technical plan and pricing. The award will be made to the firm submitting an acceptable technical proposal and lowest price. An award is anticipated in May 2013. The contract estimated cost is $1.4-1.6 billion.
The completion of construction for Phase 2 is anticipated for mid-2018. The timetable was delayed because of, among other issues, a project-labor dispute, Loudoun County threatening to withdraw from participation.
Construction of the first phase of the Metrorail Project to the Wiehle-Reston East Station is 82 percent complete and projected to open at the end of 2013. The pedestrian walkway at Wiehle-Reston East will begin installation this weekend. Reston East will be the final stop on Phase 1, which will run from East Falls Church through Tysons Corner to Reston.
In other MWAA news, new directors joined the board as a result of recently enacted legislation that expands its membership from 13 to 17, with four new directors in attendance at Wednesday’s meetings: Lynn Chapman and Caren Merrick from Virginia; Earl Adams, Jr. from Maryland; and Barbara Lang from the District of Columbia. More information is available at:http://www.mwaa.com/5452.htm.