Dulles rail Phase 2 bids unveiled

Written by Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor
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Price proposals have been received from five pre-qualified contractor teams seeking to build a major portion of Phase 2 of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project.

Phase 2 is an 11.4-mile segment of the Silver Line, consisting of six stations and running from Reston, Va., through Washington Dulles International Airport and into Ashburn in eastern Loudoun County, Va. The entire Silver Line will extend 23 miles, connecting to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA)’s existing Orange Line.

An award of this Phase 2 contract will occur after a review to validate that each proposal properly responds to the solicitation.

“Today is a significant step toward the selection of the design-build contractor for Phase 2,” said Pat Nowakowski, executive director of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. “It moves us even closer to completing one of the nation’s major public transportation projects.”

The teams and their price proposals for the design-build contract include:

• 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., $1,285,000,000

• Dulles Metrorail Connectors
Skanska USA Civil Southeast/Granite Construction Company
G.A. & F.C. Wagman, Inc./Trumbull Corporation
Facchina Construction Company, Inc., $1,325,470,000

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

The price proposals were submitted as part of a competitive procurement, which began in July 2012. The Contract award is expected in May, with a notice to proceed anticipated in July.

This contract is the largest of three total design-build packages for Phase 2 and represents approximately 50 percent of Phase 2 work. The stations are at Reston Town Center, Herndon, Innovation Center, Washington Dulles International Airport, Route 606 and Route 772/Ashburn. This contract does not include the rail yard, garages or professional services.

Phase 1 of the project is currently under construction and is now 90 percent complete. Construction of Phase 2 is anticipated to be completed in 2018.

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