Deltek Pulse: Architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) month in review, September 2015
Summer’s over and procurement departments are back to work after August’s decline in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) bids. September saw a 3.5 percent increase in AEC solicitations released as government entities look to award projects by year’s end.
Almost identical to August, the majority of September AEC bids fell to the general government services vertical (58%), followed by transportation (16%) and natural resources (8%). AEC procurement at the city level still leads the pack, with 34 percent of solicitations released by city agencies. State departments accounted for 31 percent, while counties released 16 percent AEC solicitations.
While Texas (8.5%) and California (8.3%) still dominate AEC procurement, Virginia entered the top five states for AEC bids, at 5.5 percent. Georgia fell out of the top five as Massachusetts and New York accounted for 5.1 percent and 4.4 percent of the nation’s AEC bids, respectively.
- DeKalb County, Georgia, released an invitation to bid (ITB) for North and Northeast Ramp Pavement Improvements at the DeKalb Peachtree Airport. Bids are due by October 28.
- Orange County, Fla., released a solicitation for Corrections Department Fence Installation and Repairs Term Contract. Bid are due by October 20.
- The University of Virginia released a request for letters of interest and statements of qualifications for Full Engineering Services Term Contracts with an emphasis on civil engineering. A formal request for proposals (RFP) is expected to be released on October 16.
Major contract awards
- The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority awarded its Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) rehabilitation project to Curran Contracting Company for $57.1 million. An unsuccessful bid was also received from Civil Constructors/Williams Charles/Rock Road.
- The city of Jacksonville, Fla., awarded its Concrete Maintenance and Construction project to Jax Utilities Management Inc., Kaelyns Enterprises Inc., and United Services Connection Inc. The contract has a not-to-exceed value of $3 million and runs through September 2016, with four one-year renewal options. A total of 10 bids were received.
- The city of Port St. Lucie, Fla., awarded its Design Build Crosstown Parkway contract to Archer Western Contractors LLC for $87.5 million. The contract will run through May 25, 2018.
New lead alerts
- The city of Charlotte, N.C., released its FY 2016-2017 strategic operating plan and FY 2016-2020 community investment plan, which includes an $80 million Comprehensive Neighborhood construction project planned from FY 2017 through FY 2019.
- Carroll County, Md., released its FY 2016-2021 operating and capital budget, which includes a $71.4 million Pavement Management Program project planned over the next six years.
- The city of Kent, Wash., released its latest adopted budget, which includes $66 million for Street Overlays through 2020.
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