Stacy and Witbeck has launched a dedicated solicitation website where firms interested in working on the streetcar project can review the 30 different bid packages that are currently available. Approximately another 15 bid packages will be posted to the site in the coming days.
"The release of the bid packages is another important step forward for this project," said M-1 Rail Chief Operating Officer Paul Childs. "Our construction manager has indicated the streetcar project has generated significant interest from the local contractor and supplier community, so they're expecting to receive a very strong response to their requests for proposal."
The 3.3-mile streetcar along Woodward Avenue between Larned Street and West Grand Boulevard is the first major transit project led and funded by both private businesses and philanthropic organizations, in partnership with local government, the state of Michigan and U.S. Department of Transportation. Construction is scheduled to be complete in 2016.