Recent bid openings for subway projects in New York City and San Francisco revealed a range of prices and teaming partners.

In New York City, the Metropolitan Transportation Agency opened bids on June 7 for a contract to furnish and install systems and finishes on the No. 7 subway line extension. A joint venture of Skanska Civil and Railworks was the low bidder at $513.7 million, followed by the joint venture SPP, at $539.8 million; Tutor Perini, at $542.2 million; a team of Judlau and Citnalta, at $563 million; CCA, at $598.5 million; and CHRE Construction LLC, at $758.5 million, the highest bid. An MTA spokesman says the agency is still reviewing bids and did not say when a contract would be awarded.

Six joint-venture partnerships submitted bids in June for the second phase of the Third Street Light Rail project in San Francisco. The estimated $225-million project consists of 1.7-mile twin-bore tunnels from the rail line's Embarcadero and Caltrain stations to Chinatown on Stockton Street.

The low bidder was the Barnard Impregilo Healy joint venture, at $233.6 million. Other bidders were the Shea Traylor JV, at $257.8 million; the Frontier-Kemper-Tutor Perini JV, at $296.3 million; Obayashi Corp. and Kenny Construction Co., at $274.5 million; the Judlau+Shimmick JV, at $266.8 million; and a Dragados USA-Flatiron West JV, at $234.8 million. The winning bid will be announced this summer, says a spokesman for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, the project's owner.

Construction is set to begin in August and will take 40 months to complete. The project scope includes construction of a temporary launch box and permanent tunnel portal, two 8,230-ft-long precast concrete segmental tunnels, five emergency cross passages and station end walls. Partial funding will come from the U.S. Federal Transit Administration's discretionary New Starts program.

Within the second phase, other upcoming projects include stations at the Moscone Convention Center, Union Square and Chinatown as well as track and systems work in early 2013.