Deltek Pulse: Architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) month in review, November 2015
With the year winding down and holiday schedules in place, November saw another dip in AEC solicitations released, though not as significant as October’s drop. The year’s penultimate month saw a 2.4 percent decrease in AEC bids from October, with the majority of bids classified under the usual vertical market suspects: general government services (61%) and transportation (14.3%). For the first time in several months, AEC bids for higher education increased and tied for third with the natural resources/environment vertical (6.5%).
Similar to October, AEC procurement at the state level leads the pack, with 34.8 percent of solicitations released by state agencies. Cities accounted for 28.9 percent, counties released 14.4 percent, and colleges/universities released 9.2 percent of AEC solicitations.
As for states releasing the most AEC bids, Texas (13%) and California (8.2%) seem unshakeable as they continue to dominate this chart while the remainder of the top five fluctuates. New York moved back into the top five and sits in third place with 5.2 percent of solicitations, while Virginia dropped a spot to fourth (5%). Michigan saw a big gain, climbing ten spots to round out of the top five with 4.5 percent of the nation’s bids.
- The California High Speed Rail Authority released a request for qualifications for a Systemwide Vision Plan for Stations. Qualifications are due by January 14, 2016.
- The city of Georgetown, South Carolina, released a request for bids for its Broad Street Revitalization project. Bids are due by January 21, 2016.
- Paulding County, Georgia, released a request for proposals to Renovate the Dallas Public Library. Proposals are due by January 7, 2016.
Major contract awards
- Tuscaloosa, Alabama, tentatively awarded a public works contract to Central Alabama Asphalt and Construction Co. for its 2016 Water & Sewer Paving Project. The contract is valued at $502,135.
- The California Department of Transportation awarded a contract to Autobahn Construction Inc. to provide PCC Profile Grinding and Slab Replacement services. The contract is valued at $3,095,479.
- South Carolina’s Coastal Carolina University awarded a $226,158 contract to SimplexGrinnell to provide Equipment and Labor to Expand the Mass Notification System.
New lead alerts
- The city of Seattle, Wash., budgets $397,266,000 for the Alaskan Way Main Corridor in its 2015-2020 Capital Improvement Plan.
- The city of Austin, Texas, budgets $287,550,000 for its Walnut Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant 100 MGD Expansion in its FY 2015-2016 Capital Improvement Plan.
- The city of Chicago, Illinois, budgets $145,103,726 for Noise Mitigation - Phase 1 & Completion Phase in its 2015-2019 Capital Improvement Program.
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