Today we take a look at the bidding landscape for the state of Texas from February to April 2013. CDCNews reported on 2,995 construction projects that had a bid date between February 1st and April 30th. Of those 2,995 projects, 2,384 were bid by the public sector and 611 were private sector projects.
Of the 2,995 public projects, 693 were classified as General Building, 399 were Specialty Trades, 978 were Heavy/Highway and 607 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.
Over half, 54 percent, of the public sector bids were engineering projects. This was followed by Educational at 18 percent, General/Civil Joint Projects at 13 percent and Governmental at 7 percent. Of the 1,292 Engineering industry projects that bid in the state 45 percent were roadwork projects, 25 percent were sewer & water projects, 12 percent were for site work and 7 percent were storm water and retention pond projects.
Breaking the private sector down by industry type we find 62 percent of those private sector jobs were for the Retail Industry. This was followed by Office at 13 percent and Medical at 7 percent. Of the 388 Retail Industry projects 55 percent were for fit-outs and standalone retail stores. This was followed by fit-outs and standalone restaurants at 22 percent, gas stations, fit-outs and standalone automotive retail at 8 percent and malls and shopping centers at 7 percent.
Following is a sampling of the projects that bid out in Texas from February 1st through April 30th, 2013:
Bids were received on April 3rd by the Texas DOT for grading, structures, base, pavement and pond detention on US 290. The apparent low bidder was Tradeco Infraestructura, Inc. out of Houston with a bid of $153,351,430.55.
Construction is underway for the River Oaks District Mixed-Use Development in Houston. The general contractor for the 250,000 SF project is VCC out of Irving, TX. The project is being developed by OliverMcMillan out of San Diego, CA and was designed by Gensler & Associates out of Houston.
Subbids were received on April 23rd by the Construction Manager-at-Risk, Hensel-Phelps out of Dallas for the $177.5 million Jennie Sealy Hospital Replacement – Package 4. HDR Engineering was the architect for the University of Texas project.
Subcontractor pricing was received and construction is under way on the Metlife Offices renovation project in Austin, TX. The general contractor on the project is Balfour Beatty Construction out of Austin.
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