Goldline Construction Authority to Consider Contract for Pasadena to Azusa Extension
July 26, 2011(Print)
This Wednesday July 27, the Metro Goldline Construction Authority will consider the Phase 2A Alignment Design-Build Contract, which will result in final design and construction of the 11.5-mile extension of the Metro Gold Line light rail line from Pasadena to Azusa.
Metro staff have recommended Foothill Transit Constructors – A Kiewit-Parsons Joint Venture as the contractor for this significant design-build project.
“The Kiewit-Parsons Joint Venture scored highest technically and had the lowest bid, providing the best value” said Construction Authority CEO Habib F. Balian Mr. Balian, in a statement to the press. “They were a strong team from the beginning, listened to our feedback, and continued to improve their proposal throughout the process.”
According to the report, A Kiewit-Parsons Joint Venture produced the highest rankings in all technical evaluation categories, as well as an overall financial proposal of $485.8 million -$78.2 million and $123 million below their competitors.
“We were impressed by the technical approach Kiewit-Parsons brought to the table” said Mr. Balian, in the statement. “Every revised proposal provided a level of understanding of the project and how best to build it that truly separated them from a pool of seasoned, successful teams. The fact that they also came in nearly $80 million below the next highest bidder solidified their standing as the strongest team.”
Kiewit was the lead team member on Phase 1 of the line from Los Angeles to Pasadena (with Parsons as the lead design subcontractor), which was completed in 2003 on time and under budget.
The Construction Authority board will consider awarding the design-build contract at their July 27 board meeting being held at 9:30 a.m. at the Arcadia City Hall – Council Chambers, 240 W. Huntington Dr. Arcadia, CA 91007. The contract award will be considered during the second section of the meetings, which will start after 10:30 a.m.