Deltek Pulse: Architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) month in review, October 2015
The start of Q3 2015 saw a 6 percent decrease in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) solicitations released compared to September. Per usual, the majority of AEC bids fell to the general government services vertical (59.2%), followed by transportation (15%) and natural resources (7.1%). Social services and health care verticals released the fewest AEC bids.
AEC procurement at the state level rose to the top of the pack, with 32 percent of solicitations released by state agencies. Cities accounted for 31 percent, counties released 16 percent, and colleges/universities released 10 percent of AEC solicitations.
Texas (10.6%) and California (8.4%) expectedly released the most AEC bids, while Virginia maintains its third-place standing, at 5 percent. New York and Florida fell out of the top five as Florida (4.6%) and Georgia (4.4%) rank fourth and fifth for the most AEC bids. Maine, Montana and South Dakota released the fewest bids related to AEC.
- The Connecticut Department of Administrative Services released a request for qualifications (RFQ) for Architect/Engineer Consultant Services for HVAC and interior upgrades. The contract’s estimated value is $3.8 million, and qualifications are due by December 21, 2015.
- The city of Philadelphia, Penn., released a solicitation for FY 2016 General Construction Requirements. Proposals are due by December 8, 2015.
- The Texas General Land Office released a request for proposals (RFP) for Coastal Construction Services for Wetland Protection and Restoration Virginia Point. Proposals are due by December 2, 2015.
Major contract awards
- Carroll County, Md., awarded its Miller Watts Stormwater Management Pond Retrofit project to CJ Miller LLC. for a contract valued at $976,000.
- The Idaho Department of Transportation awarded its I-84, Glenns Ferry and King Hill Bridges contract to Protech Coatings Inc. for $737,000.
- The California Department of Transportation awarded its Stabilize Roadway contract to J.F. Shea Construction Inc., valued at a $3.3 million.
New lead alerts
- The city of Dearborn, Mich., released its latest five-year capital improvement plan (CIP), which includes a $272 million Combined Sewer Overflow project, scheduled for FY 2016.
- The Chicago Transit Authority released its latest budget and CIP, which includes a project to Improve Facilities – Systemwide through 2019, budgeted at $142 million.
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