Mid-Atlantic Region Bidding Landscape – April – June, 2013

Taking a look at the bidding landscape for the Mid-Atlantic region from April 1st through June 30th there were a total of 6,802 projects that had a bid date during this time period. Of those 6,802 bids, 5,632 were for the public sector and 1,170 were for the private sector. This region covers the states of Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. This is a marked increase over first quarter (January 1st through March 31st) numbers for the region where there were only 4,470 total bids, 3,442 public and 1,027 private. The top three states for total bids in the Mid-Atlantic region for the second quarter of 2013 were Pennsylvania with 3,223, North Carolina with 1,172 and Virginia with 1,047 total bids.

Of the 5,632 public projects, 1,338 were classified as General Building, 1,279 were Specialty Trades, 2,800 were Heavy/Highway and 682 were Sewer & Water projects. There is some overlap in the numbers since projects can fall into more than one classification. General Building projects are all general construction projects regardless of size. Specialty Trades are projects with three or less trades involved where subcontractors can bid as a “prime contractor”. Heavy & Highway projects include projects involving road paving, tennis courts, athletic fields, drainage, dredging, demolition, traffic signals, site improvements and bridges. Sewer & Water are projects involving pump stations, water treatment facilities, force mains, septic work, inspection services, drainage, etc.

Bids for Engineering projects led the way at 54 percent of the total number of public bids. Of the 3,030 Engineering projects, the majority of the bids were for Roadwork projects at 2,004. Engineering was followed by Educational projects at 20 percent, Governmental at 10 percent and General/Civil Joint Projects at 9 percent.

For the private sector, the Retail industry remained dominant at 49 percent of all private project bids in the region. The rest of the private sector bids were dispersed fairly evenly amongst the remaining industries. Educational came in second at 13 percent followed by Medical at 10 percent, Office at 8 percent, Residential at 7 percent and Hospitality/Entertainment at 6 percent.

Below is a sampling of projects that bids were due for in the Mid-Atlantic region from April 1, 2013 through June 30, 2013:

The Washington Metro Area Transit Authority received bids on May 22, 2013 for the Metrorail Stations Chilled Water Air Conditioning Units Replacement. R.M. Thornton of Capitol Heights, MD was the apparent low bidder with a bid amount of $3,703,616. The project involves the replacement of 24 chilled water air conditioning units at eight Metrorail stations.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a contract to Manson Construction Company of Seattle, WA for a fixed price procurement of $6,589,500 for the Flood Control & Coastal Emergency Repair of the Indian River Inlet North Shore in Rehoboth Beach, DE.

Costello Construction of Columbia, MD was the apparent low bidder with an amount of $37,790,000 for the construction of the Montgomery County Public Schools Food Distribution Facility. The 77,000 SF structure will be located in Gaithersburg, MD and was designed by Baker & Associates of Glen Burnie, MD.

Batson-Cook Company of Atlanta, GA is serving as the general contractor for the SkyHouse Charlotte project. They received subcontractor bids on June 28th for the 385,000 SF, 336-unit apartment building. Novare Group of Atlanta is the architect on the project and construction is expected to begin in August.

The PA Department of Transportation received bids on May 31st for the West Carson Street Viaduct Replacement. The Lane Construction Corp. of Cheshire, CT was the apparent low bidder with an amount of $38,998,693. Construction is scheduled to start on July 8, 2013.

Construction Manager Lend Lease/Rest Easy, LLC of Nashville, TN received bids from general contractors for the construction of a Staybridge Suites in Fort Belvoir, VA. Chasen B. Garrett Architects of Fort Smith, AR are designing the 102,000 SF, 141-room hotel. General Contractor bids were received on June 26th and construction is scheduled to start in August.

The City of Keyser, WV received bids on June 6th for the Water Treatment Plant renovation project. Beitzel Construction of Grantsville was the apparent low bidder and the project was designed by Dunn Engineers, Inc. of Charleston, WV.

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