For Immediate Release
October 17, 2012
5 Teams Selected to Bid on Phase 2 of the
Dulles Metrorail Project
Process Ensures Competitive Pricing for Design-Build Project
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority today announced the five teams selected to proceed to the final major step of the procurement process to design and build the rail line, stations and systems for Phase 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. Included are new stations at Reston Town Center, Herndon, Innovation Center, Washington Dulles International Airport, Route 606, and Route 772. The five teams that have been selected to compete for the contract are listed below in alphabetical order, along with their equity members:
The teams were selected following a Request for Qualifications Information, a process intended to emphasize design and construction experience and professionalism and produce a short-list of up to five qualified teams to proceed to final bidding. Pat Nowakowski, Executive Director for the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, noted the high caliber of the selected firms and the benefit to the project: “This list includes some of the most qualified and most successful engineering and construction companies in the world. We are proud and excited because this ensures a highly competitive process as we move forward with Phase 2 of this dynamic project. This is a project of local, regional, national and international significance and a gateway to our nation’s capital.”
Additional procurement process steps will include the submission of a technical plan and pricing. The award will be made to the offeror submitting an acceptable technical proposal and lowest price. An award is anticipated in May 2013. The contract estimated cost is $1.4-1.6 billion. The completion of construction for Phase 2 is anticipated for mid-2018.
Construction of the first phase of the Metrorail Project to the Wiehle-Reston East Station is 82 percent complete and projected to open at the end of 2013.