Today we take a look at the bidding landscape for the state of Texas from June through August 2013. CDCNews reported on 3,007 construction projects that had a bid date between June 1st and August 31st. Of those 3,007 projects, 2,372 were bid by the public sector and 635 were private sector projects.
Of the 3,007 public projects, 658 were classified as General Building, 349 were Specialty Trades, 1,068 were Heavy/Highway and 594 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 of the public sector bids were engineering projects making up 56 percent of all public projects. This was followed by General/Civil Joint Projects at 13 percent, Educational at 11 percent and Governmental at 10 percent. Of the 1,337 Engineering industry projects that bid, 47 percent were roadwork projects, 25 percent were sewer & water projects, 13 percent were for site work and 10 percent were storm water and retention pond projects.
Breaking the private sector down by industry type, 57 percent were for the Retail Industry. This was followed by Office at 13 percent and Medical at 12 percent. Of the 388 Retail Industry projects 60 percent were for fit-outs and standalone retail stores. This was followed by fit-outs and standalone restaurants at 15 percent, gas stations, fit-outs and standalone automotive retail at 9 percent and grocery stores at 7 percent.
Following is a sampling of the projects that bid out in Texas from June 1st through August 31st, 2013:
The Texas Department of Transportation received bids on July 9, 2013 for the IH 35 Interchange Improvements in Bexar County. The Lane Construction Corporation was the apparent low bidder with a bid of $61,196,365.25.
Subbids were received by general contractor Mazanec Construction of Waco, TX for the FMC Waco-Lakeshore Dialysis Center on Lakeshore Drive in Waco, TX. Raso, Bailey, Dudley & Rose of Waco, TX was the architect for the 14,000 SF medical clinic.
The Round Rock Independent School District received proposals on July 15th for construction of the 70,000 SF Success High School which will be located off Gattis School Road in Round Rock. O’Connell Robertson of Austin, TX is the architect for the project. The highest ranked proposer for the projects was Bartlett Cocke General Contractors out of Austin, TX.
Construction is expected to start soon on the Moviehouse & Eatery at Keller Marketplace. Blalock Building Company, Inc. of Trussville, AL was selected as the general contractor. RLS Design Group of Homewood, AL is the architect for the 50,000 SF, two-story building.
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