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Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) has approved L.A. Gateway Partners (LAGP) as the Recommended Developer to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) Facility at Los Angeles Airport (LAX), located in southern California, USA.
The ConRAC will consolidate over 20 various rental car locations in and around the airport into one convenient facility spanning approximately 5.3 million square feet (0.5km2). It will feature 6,600 ready/return parking stalls, 10,000 idle vehicle storage and 1,100 rental car employee parking spaces.
LAGP is led by equity members Fengate Capital Management, PCL Investments USA, and MVI Finance. The Lead Contractor is PCL Construction Services. The Lead Designer is PGAL, Inc. and AC Martin Partners. The Lead O&M Provider is Johnson Controls, while the QTA (Quick Turn Around) Manager is MVI Field Services. Key Engineers are Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., Englekirk Institutional Inc., and Robert and Company.
LAGP’s proposal had the lowest price score and second-highest technical score of the four teams that participated in the procurement process. The team proposed a more compact structure, which allows for a smaller footprint, increasing available area for future LAWA development and shortens the walking distance for customers renting cars.
The functionality and design of LAGP’s proposal is strongly supported by rental car company representatives and will accommodate changes in market share of rental car companies. The BOAC approved concession and lease agreements with seven rental car companies that will occupy the facility last month.
LAWA will present a 28-year PPP contract to the BOAC and City Council for approval in the coming months. The contract will include milestone payments for the design and construction phases, as well as authorizes future payments for operating and maintaining the ConRAC for the contract period. The value will be disclosed after approval, though is expected to be over US$1 billion.
BOAC has approved an Early Works Agreement with LAGP, not-to-exceed amount of US$5 million, which will allow pre-construction activities such as hiring, soil testing, engineering, and furthering design of the ConRAC. The facility is scheduled to be complete in 2023.
The ConRAC will be connected to the Automated People Mover (APM) - an electric train system on a 3.6km elevated guideway connecting the airport terminals to various transport facilities. The APM is also being developed through a public-private partnership. The LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) team, led by Balfour Beatty, Fluor, ACS Infrastructure Development, Hochtief PPP Solutions and Bombardier, reached financial close on the US$4.9 billion project in June this year.