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Eight groups respond to Green Line Extension RFQ

26 February, 2013 (00:16) | Documents, News | By: Editor

Eight entities comprising 28 companies have responded to an MBTA Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to provide Construction Management/General Contractor (CM/CG) services to complete the Green Line Extension (GLX) to Somerville and Medford.

The CM/GC project delivery method is an alternative to the traditional Design/Build or Design/Bid/Build methods. The state has authorized the MBTA to use this method on the final planning, design and construction of the Green Line project, or Phases 2 through 4. That will include the construction of six Green Line stations, a maintenance and storage facility, and power substations; track, signal, systems, and viaduct work; roadway and intersection improvements; and Preconstruction Services. That work is to be conducted between 2013 and 2018.

Phase 1 of the GLX will be executed with the traditional Design/Bid/Build method. That work, which consists of widening two rail bridges and demolishing an MBTA building, was approved to commence on January 31 and is to be completed next year.

Seven entities identified as “joint ventures” responded to the RFQ, including a group led by Jay Cashman Inc. of Quincy, Mass. That group contains four other partners, including Suffolk Construction Co. of Boston and Balfour Beatty Rail Inc. of, which was part of a Cashman consortium that constructed the MBTA Greenbush commuter rail line.

Another joint venture includes J.F. White Contracting Co. of Framingham, Mass., which led the work on the Fast 14 I-93 bridge replacement project in Medford in 2011.

Barletta Heavy Division Inc. of Canton, Mass., which was awarded the Phase I GLX construction contract, is part of a group of seven companies that responded under the name “Green Line Extension Contractors.”  The group includes Judlau Contracting Inc. of College Point, N.Y., which has completed or is working on several station rehabilitation projects for the New York City subway system.

Dragados USA Inc., another New York company with experience on several Big Apple subway projects, is part of a joint venture that includes S&R Construction of Newton, Mass.

Following review of the RFQ submissions, the MBTA plans to issue a Request for Proposals in March, and then award the CM/GC contract this summer.

Click here for the list of entities that responded to the Request for Qualifications.

Additional information can be found on the MBTA website under Bidding and Solicitations.

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