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MBTA seeks cost estimator for Green Line Extension

5 March, 2013 (16:48) | Documents, News | By: Editor

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is soliciting professional Independent Cost Estimating services for the MBTA Green Line Extension (GLX) Project. The MBTA encourages the economic growth of professional services firms through broad solicitation and award of contracts. All capable firms are invited to submit Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) in accordance with the instructions presented in this solicitation.

The services are sought from firms experienced in project cost estimating in CSI format for public transportation projects. The selected consultant, herein referred to as the Independent Cost Estimator (ICE), must perform the required cost estimating services in an independent manner with no conflicts of interest.

Anticipated Scope of Work

The ICE will provide construction cost estimating services for the GLX Project, as directed by the MBTA. The MBTA plans to use Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) for contract delivery, with separate construction packages being issued through Interim Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) contracts. The ICE will participate with the CM/GC and the MBTA’s Program Manager/Construction Manager (PM/CM) in the development of interim GMP(s) for the work packages.

The ICE services are anticipated to be required throughout the term of the Green Line Extension Project and will be authorized in separate task orders issued by the MBTA according to the assignments and goals established in the project schedule for these services. More information on this will be issued to the most qualified firms in the Request for Proposals phase of this solicitation.

Disciplines of cost estimating include, but are not limited to, bridge, station, railroad and maintenance facility. Interested firms should be familiar with high voltage systems, systems (signals & communication, positive train control, traction power, etc.), special track (switches, crossovers) work, and retaining wall alternate types installed within the corridor. This listing is not intended to be exhaustive but illustrative for the interested firms.

The current phasing of the project anticipate a series of work packages, which result in separate interim G M P, for each Phase of the Project, with (at least) early work components and final work packages issued separately during the course of the Phase’s delivery.

Green Line Extension Project Phases

GLX construction is anticipated to be phased as follows:

1. Phase 2/2A - Service from new Lechmere Station to Washington Street Station and Union Square Station.
2. Phase 3 – Vehicle Maintenance Facility and Storage Yard.
3. Phase 4 – Service from Washington Street Station to College Avenue Station.

(The Phase 1 construction contract already has been awarded. That work consists primarily of widening two rail bridges and demolishing an MBTA building.)

Statements of qualifications are due no later than March 29, 2013, at 2 p.m.

Additional information on the Green Line Extension project can be obtained at the project website.

Source: MBTA public notice

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