Four contractors will compete for the first design-build project in the State of Nebraska. As part of the selection process, each submitted their Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for the Nebraska Department of Transportation’s (NDOT) project, Scribner – West Point. The project will expand the existing two-lane facility to a four-lane corridor along US-275 from Scribner to West Point, a long anticipated project for the local communities.
The “design-build” project delivery method is a new option for completing large complex road construction projects faster and more efficiently. This option was made possible with the Transportation Innovation Act (TIA), adopted by the Nebraska Legislature in 2016. With design-build, a contractor is selected and collaborates early with the design team allowing design and construction to occur concurrently.
NDOT received interest from four contractor teams. The teams are listed as follows:
Kiewit Infrastructure Co. (Kiewit Engineering Group Inc.; FHU Engineering; RW Engineering and Survey; FYRA Engineering; JCG Engineering)
HcPCi (Hoffman Construction; PCiRoads, LLC; Cramer & Associates, Inc.; SRF Consulting Group; Schemmer Associates)
Graham – Werner JV (Graham Construction; Werner Construction; WSP USA Inc.; Olsson Associates)
Hawkins Design-Build Team (Hawkins Construction Co.; Burns McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.; Clarkson Construction Company; Alfred & Benesch Company; Constructors, Inc.; Trafcon; JCG Land Services, Inc.)
NDOT will evaluate the qualifications and shortlist the number of candidates that will be eligible to participate in the next phase of the procurement process. The shortlisted teams will submit additional, more detailed information at that time. NDOT will ultimately select the best value proposal. Construction of the project is scheduled to commence in 2019.