The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) has issued a Notice of Recommended Award to Capital Rail Constructors for the major design-build portion of Phase 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project.
The notice identifies the team consisting of Clark Construction Group and Kiewit Infrastructure South Co. as the low-price proposer for the contract, but does not constitute a final award of the contract.
This follows a MWAA review of Capital Rail Constructors’ $1,177,777,000 price proposal, which was determined to meet all necessary requirements.
“We are very encouraged by the price submitted by Capital Rail Constructors and the potential savings it includes,” said Pat Nowakowski, executive director of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. “This has been a very successful competitive procurement process. The winning proposal is well below our original estimates of $1.4 billion to $1.6 billion for this portion of the project, which hopefully will allow us to pass on additional savings to users of the Dulles Toll Road.”
MWAA will now request additional documentation from the team, including insurance certificates and payment and performance bonds. A final award of the contract is expected in May.
This contract includes the construction of six stations, 11.4 miles of track and guideways and wayside components. The stations are Reston Town Center, Herndon, Innovation Center, Washington Dulles International Airport, Route 606 and Route 772/Ashburn. Additional contracts will be competed in the near future for the rail yard and parking garages.