Pulse  11/25/2009

CALIFORNIA The city of Sacramento is seeking offers for the development and financing of a new downtown sports and entertainment complex. The state-of-the-art center will serve as a site for professional sports games, concerts, conventions and other civic functions. The 200-acre site is located near the railyard area. The construction cost is estimated at $542 million. City of Sacramento, Office of the Mayor, Citizens Task Force, 621 Capitol Mall, 18th Floor, Sacramento, 95814.


CALIFORNIA Consolidated Engineering Laboratories has been selected by the University of California, Santa Cruz, to provide materials testing services for seismic corrections and major maintenance to the Residence B and Dining Commons C buildings at Porter College. Construction cost is $44 million. Consolidated Engineering Laboratories, 2001 Crow Canyon Rd., Suite 100, San Ramon, 94583.

GEORGIA Homeland Contracting Corp. has been awarded a $7.4-million firm-fixed-price design-build contract for a child development center at Fort Eustis, Ga. The project is scheduled to be completed by May 2011. Homeland Contracting Corp., 625 Innovation Dr., Chesapeake, Va. 23320.

MISSISSIPPI W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co. has been awarded a $37.3-million firm-fixed-price contract by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command for construction of a community hospital tower at Keesler Air Force Base. The four-story tower will total 141,000 sq ft. Work is expected to be completed by September 2011. W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co., 115 Main St., Biloxi, 39530. DR# 09-00520959.

NEW JERSEY APS Contracting Inc. was awarded a $10.4-million firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build the new guns and weapons laboratory and warehouse support space at Picatinny Arsenal. The new facility will have conference rooms, laboratory spaces and a mechanical room. Work is expected to be completed by February 2011. APS Contracting Inc., 155-161 Pennsylvania Ave., Paterson, 07503. DR# 09-00587786.

TEXAS Starling Richardson Construction has been selected by the Plano Independent School District to provide construction management at-risk services for additions and renovations to Mendenhall Elementary School. The project includes a 76,000-sq-ft replacement school adjacent to the existing building as well as overall site improvements. The construction cost for the project is $11.5 million. Starling Richardson Construction, 1201 Kas Dr., Suite D, Richardson, 75081.

Bid/Proposal Dates

ARIZONA 12/4 County of Pima, Procurement Department, Design & Construction Division, 130 W. Congress St., Tucson, 85701, design services for roadway safety and congestion improvement projects. Projects include the widening of Valencia Road from Alvernon Road to Wilmot Road; Valencia Road from Mark Road to Ajo Highway (SR 86); and Camino de Oeste from Los Reales Road to Valencia. A bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad also is in need of improvements. Three firms will be selected. Estimated construction costs range from $8.3 million to $10.5 million. County of Pima, Procurement Department, Design & Construction Division, 130 W. Congress St., Tucson, 85701.

TEXAS 12/10 (request for qualifications) The city of Lubbock is seeking design services for the reconstruction of 34th Street. Project includes conceptual design plans for the entire five-mile, five-lane corridor and detailed designs for two miles located between Indiana and Avenue Q. Coordination with property owners to address access management issues is required. Construction cost is approximately $20.8 million. City of Lubbock, Purchasing Dept., 1625 13th St., Room 204, Lubbock, 79401.

WASHINGTON 1/5/10 (proposals due) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking design-build services for a fitness center at Fairchild Air Force Base. The one-story center will include a Health and Wellness Center, gymnasium, indoor pool, racquetball courts and an elevated running track. Construction cost is estimated at between $10 million and $25 million. USACE Seattle District, CENWS-CT, P.O. Box 3755, Seattle, 98124.