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🕔 July 10, 2011

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Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) Project

The city of Ottawa is soliciting bids for the $2.1-billion Ottawa Light Rail Transit Project (OLRT). The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Design, Build, Finance & Maintain contract for the new 12.5km (7.7-mile) line was published in June 30.
The 12.5km OLRT line will have a 3.2km long tunnel as depicted below.
Capital Transit Partners, a joint venture partnership of STV Canada, Jacobs Associates, URS Canada and Morrison Hershfield, is the preliminary engineer and project manager for the project. Delcan Corporation was the prime consultant on the project during the initial planning and design stages (with Halcrow on the tunnel).
Respondents will have until September 13th, 2011 to make their submissions. The City will take one month to complete evaluations and will publish a short list of qualified respondents in October, 2011.
The RFP process will last 9 months, after which the winning firm will complete negotiations with the City. The final contract is due to be signed by December 2012 and construction will be completed within 5 years.
RFQ published on MERX.
Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Public-Private Partnership (PPP or P3) of Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (LMM)
The Puerto Rico Public-Private Partnership Authority (PPPA)  and the Puerto Rico Ports Authorityy have set August 8, 2011, as the due date for consortiums to submit their responses. Those deemed qualified then will bid for a 40- to 50-year airport concession.
Bidding likely will be concluded by the end of the year if all goes as planned, with a winner selected and financial close sometime in the first quarter of 2012.
Officials are expecting a large upfront payment, of as much as $1 billion, from the bidder. Over the next three to five years, investments could range from $35 million to $85 million, earlier feasibility studies put the total at $167 million investment in capital improvements.
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport entered into the privatization program of the Federal Aviation Administration earlier this year.
Respondents to Request for Information (RFI) to the Public Private Partnership for New Civil and Family Courthouse in Travis County
Travis County is analyzing a possible public-private partnership for a civil courthouse planned for a downtown lot the county bought late last year. The courthouse construction cost has been estimated at about $300 million
On June 3rd a RFI was released and respondents submitted theirs responses on June 30th. The following companies showed interest in the project:
  1. SNC-Lavalin, Inc.
  2. Hochtief PPP Solutions North America, Inc.
  3. Plenary Group
  4. Kiewit Building Group
  5. Judicial Facilities Development Group (Brookhurst Development, PGAL, Atkins and Swinerton Builders)
  6. FCC Construction, S.A.
  7. Skanska, Meridiam Infrastructure, AECOM
  8. Lincoln Public Private Partnership (Lincoln Property Company, Ehrlich Architects, Good Fulton and Farrel Architects, Dan Wiley & Associates, Sundt Construction Company)
  9. OHL Group, The John Buck Co., Zachry Construction Corp., Robert A.M. Stern Architects LLP, STG)
  10. Gruzen Samton, IBI Group
  11. Macquarie Capital
  12. Public Facilities Investment Corp., Public Services Group, Lawrence Group, Norr LLC, Flintco LLC
  13. Hunt Companies
  14. Ayrshire Corporation; KMD Architects; GSC Architects; Carter Design Associates; Hunt Construction Group; Standard Parking; Harry Jewett Associates
  15. Hines, Balfour Beatty, HDR, Pelli Clarke Pelli
  16. Garfield Traub Development; Johnson Trube & Associates; HS&A Project Management; Turner Construction; JE Dunn Construction; HOK Architects; Bury Partners Engineers
  17. Hillwood Development Company; Redleaf Partners LLC; Live Oak Gottesman; Kallmann, McKinnell and Wood
  18. HMS Partners, Lankford & Associates, Inc. of San Diego; Phelps Development LLC of Greeley, CO; Constructive Ventures, Inc. of Austin
  19. Thomas Properties Group, Inc.; Edgemoor Real Estate Services; Clark Construction Group; Skidmore; Owings & Merrill, LLP; Page Southerland Page; COTERA+REED ARCHITECTS; Goldman Sachs; Angelou Economics
  20. Endeavor Real Estate Group (Endeavor Real Estate Group and White Construction Company)
  21. Infrared Capital Partners
RFI Responses for Grand Parkway/SH 99
State Highway 99 (the Grand Parkway) is a proposed 180-mile circumferential highway traversing seven counties in the Greater Houston Area. It is divided into 11 Segments designated A through I-2.
TxDOT intends to issue a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) on August 15th and a draft Request for proposals (RFP) on November 17th. One-on-One meetings will be held on  July 18 - 20, 2011.
See the RFI document here. RFI Closing Date was July 6, 2011
Firms that esponded to the Request for information (RFI)are the following:
  • Acciona S.A.
  • ACS Infrastructure Development, Inc.
  • Balfour Beatty Capital
  • BNY Mellon
  • CDE Inc
  • CH2M Hill
  • China Construction America., Inc.
  • Cintra/ Meridiam
  • Edgemoor Infrastructure
  • FCC Construction Inc. (USA)
  • Fluor Enterprises, Inc.
  • HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions
  • Hunt Companies, Inc.
  • I.S. Engineers, L.L.C
  • Isolux Corsan Infraestructuras, SL
  • Kiewit Infrastructure Group
  • Macquarie Capital Inc
  • Odebrecht Development, Inc.
  • OHL Concesiones, S.L.
  • Shikun & Binui
  • URS
  • VINCI Concessions S.A.S.
  • Zachry Construction Corporation
RFI Responses for I-35E highway in Texas
On July 20, the following firms replied to TxDOT in order to show interest for the construction and operation of the 28-mile section of Interstate 35E (IH 35E) from IH 635 to US 380 in Dallas and Denton Counties.
  • Acciona S.A.
  • ACS Infrastructure Development, Inc./Dragados USA, Inc./Austin Bridge and Road L.P./Lochner MMM Group, LLC
  • CH2M Hill
  • Cintra Infraestructuras S.A./ Meridiam Infrastructure North America Corp.
  • FCC Construction Inc. (USA)
  • Fluor Enterprises, Inc/ Balfour Beatty Capital/ Kiewit Infrastructure Group
  • Macquarie Capital Inc
  • OHL Concesiones, S.L.
  • Shikun & Binui Ltd.
  • SNC-Lavalin Capital
  • Zachry Construction Corporation
The total capital costs to design, acquire right-of-way, address utility relocation and construct the Project have been estimated  to be approximately $3.863 billion
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