Northeast Region Bidding Landscape for October 2012

The bidding landscape for the month of October 2012 in the Northeast region was full of activity. This region covers the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. CDCNews reported on 2,206 construction projects that bid during October in this region.  Public sector bids accounted for 1,744 of those project and 462 were private sector projects.

Of those 1,744 public projects, 557 were classified as General Building, 444 were Specialty Trades, 685 were Heavy/Highway and 256 were Water & Sewer projects.

The industry with the most projects publicly bid in October was Engineering at 43%. These include sewer and water, road and repaving projects, bridges and utilities. Governmental projects were the next highest at 18% and these range from police stations to libraries to park buildings.


On the private sector side of the 462 projects reported out to bid last month, 91 involved new construction or additions with the remaining projects being either renovations, alterations or fit outs of existing structures.

The Retail Industry accounted for 38% of all private projects that bid in October, the most of any industry. Commercial Office was second and accounted for 18% of private projects bid for the region. The Medical Industry was next at 12% followed by Residential and Education, which both accounted for 10% of projects bid.


Following is a sampling of the projects that bid in the region during October 2012:

The Suffolk County Community College in Selden, NY took bids for a new Life Sciences Building at their Ammerman Campus. The three-story, 64,000 SF building was designed by BBS Architects & Engineers out of Patchogue, NY. The general contractor is J. Petrocelli Construction Company and the building is being constructed to achieve LEED Gold certification.

The Courtyard by Marriott located in Waltham, MA is set to receive a five-story, 24,000 SF addition which will add 55 new guest rooms. Callahan, Inc. out of Bridgewater, MA was selected as the general contractor. The project was designed by BMA Architectural Group in Amherst, NH and Waypoint Construction Consultants, Inc. is the Owner’s Representative. Construction is expected to get underway in April 2013.

Patock Construction Company located in Tinton Falls, NJ was awarded an approximately $43 million contract by the New Jersey Schools Development Authority for the new Elizabeth Academic High School. The 183,800 SF, four-story high school was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP. Greyhawk North America out of Manasquan, NJ is the Construction Manager.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation received bids on October 18th for US Route 202 reconstruction and widening. Allen A. Myers, Inc. from Worcester, PA was the apparent low bidder with an amount of $63,381,083.85. Construction is expected to commence in January 2013 on the 2.61 mile project.

Construction began in November on a new Walgreens pharmacy located in Plaistow, NH. The Torrey Company, Inc. out of Plainville, MA is the general contractor for the 14,500 SF project designed by Phase Zero Design out of Duxbury, MA.

The Torrey Company, Inc. is staying busy as they were also awarded the contract for the Super Lux Cinema Complex fit-out. The 48,000 SF project will include a fit-out of six cinemas and two restaurants. Stotser & Associates out of Columbus, GA designed the project and construction is expected to begin in December.

The Rhode Island Division of Purchasing took bids for two separate roof replacement projects for the Adult Correctional Institute’s Intake Service Center in Cranston, RI. The architect for both projects was Castellucci Galli Corporation out of Cranston, RI. Capeway Roofing Systems, Inc. was the low bidder for the North Wing roof replacement with a bid of $1,013,400 and Eagle Cornice Company from Cranston, RI was the low bidder for the South Wing roof replacement with a bid of $1,146,918.

Construction is underway on the Marinello Schools of Beauty campus in Fairfield, CT. A.P. Construction Company out of Stamford, CT is the general contractor on the 12,000 SF renovation project. The architect for the project was CPG Architects in Stamford, CT and construction is expected to be complete by the first of the year.

The City of Portland, ME took bids for the Auburn Street & Washington Avenue Sewer Separation. The project involves storm drain pipe installation and replacement of sanitary sewer mains. The engineer for the project was Gorrill-Palmer Consulting Engineers, Inc. in Grey, ME and the apparent low bidder was D & C Construction out of Waterboro, ME with an amount of $2,479,803.25.

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