Texas Bidding Landscape – October – December 2013

Today we take a look at the bidding landscape for the state of Texas from October through December 2013. CDCNews reported on 2,403 construction projects that had a bid date between October 1st and December 31st. There were 1,906 public sector bids and 497 private sector bids during the fourth quarter of 2013.

Of the 1,906 public projects, 519 were classified as General Building, 256 were Specialty Trades, 828 were Heavy/Highway and 564 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.


Taking a look at the breakdown on public sector projects we find that engineering projects made up 59 percent of all public projects of all public projects bid during the fourth quarter. This was followed by General/Civil Joint Projects at 14 percent, Educational at 11 percent and Governmental at 8 percent. Roadwork projects accounted for 38 percent of the 1,130 engineering projects followed by underground sewer and water projects at 26 percent and site work projects at 13 percent.


Breaking the private sector down by industry type, we find that 66 percent of all projects were for the Retail Industry. This was followed by Office at 9 percent and Medical at 8 percent. Fit-outs and standalone retail stores accounted for 48 percent of all private sector projects for the Retail Industry. This was followed by fit-outs and standalone restaurants at 19 percent and gas stations, fit-outs and standalone automotive retail at 14 percent.


Following is a sampling of the projects that bid out in Texas from October 1st through December 31st, 2013:

The Frisco ISD Purchasing Department received bids on December 17th for construction of Middle School No. 14. The architect on the project is Corgan Associates of Frisco, TX. Pogue Construction, Inc. of McKinney, TX was the apparent low bidder on the project.

Bids were received by Ponderosa Land Development and are currently under review for the construction of Yale Street Market, a 127,586 SF retail center in Houston. Urban Area of The Woodlands, TX is the architect on the project.

The Texas Department of Transportation has awarded the US 75 Grade, Pavement, Drainage & Structure project to MCM Corporation of Irving, TX. Bids were received on December 12th for the roughly $47.5 million project.

Construction is expected to start sometime in March on the Autozone No. 6242 in Springtown, TX. Bids were received on December 18th and the general contractor awarded the project was Van Tassel Proctor of Little Rock, AR.

If you would like to learn more about currently bidding opportunities in your area, please visit us at www.cdcnews.com.

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