Washington sends out RFPs

27 May 2010

The state of Washington sent requests for proposals this week to the three teams vying to design and build the 2.7km deep-bore tunnel Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement tunnel.

The state’s Department of Transportation (DoT) is looking for a design/build contractor for the USD 2bn project. The sum includes cost of construction, right-of-way purchase and design. The cost of tunnel boring construction itself is estimated at USD 350M.

The data delivered to the teams vying for the contract was handed over on hard drives.

DoT is seeking proposals from the teams that will include how the TBM would be designed and operated.

The teams will submit their proposals this Autumn. The bid will be awarded at the start of next year, based on the teams’ technical abilities and their bid prices.

The three teams vying for the work are: Seattle Tunneling Group – jv of S.A Healy, FCC Construction, Parsons Transportation Group and Halcrow. AWV – jv of Kiewit Pacific, Bilfinger Berger Ingenieurbau, and AECOM. And Seattle Tunnel Partners – jv of Dragados USA and HNTB Corp.