Deltek Pulse: Architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) month in review, January 2016

Posted by Kyle Ridley on February 3, 2016


A new year brought a flurry of fresh solicitations as AEC procurement increased 38.1 percent from December 2015. This is a welcomed change after a sluggish end of the year when holidays and vacations slowed procurement processes. Expect an increase in solicitation activity as spring arrives – it’s often the busiest time of the year.

AEC procurement at the state level accounted for 33.6 percent of solicitations released in January, followed by cities (29.1%) and counties (15.3%). Independent school districts released 7.6 percent of the month’s bids, while colleges/universities released 7.1 percent. Special districts accounted for 6.9 percent of the nation’s AEC activity.  

Texas remains the most active state for AEC solicitations as it tops the list once again. Washington state leaped to second place with 7 percent of the nation’s AEC bids, while Virginia (6.1%), California (5.8%) and New York (5%) rounded out the top five.

Notable solicitations  

Major contract awards

  • The California Department of Transportation awarded a $15 million contract to USS Cal Builders for Roadway Rehabilitation services.
  • The Alaska Department of Transportation awarded a $16 million contract to Secon Construction to provide Pavement Rehab services.
  • New York City awarded Primer Construction Corporation a $14 million contract to provide Westchester Creek Modifications.

New lead alerts

  • The city of Atlanta, Georgia, budgets $357,119,164 for a Central Passenger Terminal Complex (CPTC) Area in its 2016-2020 Capital Improvement Program and Community Work Program.
  • The Alabama Department of Transportation budgets $257 million for Bridge Replacement services in its 2016 Transportation Improvement Program.
  • The University of Missouri-Columbia budgets $104 million for Addition and Renovation services in its FY 2016 Capital Report Plan.

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