Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel
Project Connect

July 15, 2016
Revised Proposals for the Construction of Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel Received

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission announced earlier today that revised technical and price proposals have been received from all three teams in the competitive procurement to construct a new parallel tunnel at the Thimble Shoal Channel.  Revised technical proposals were submitted on July 12, 2016, and all three teams were deemed to have submitted a technically acceptable solution for the construction of the Project.  The revised price proposals submitted today by the teams were as follows:

Design-Build Team
Proposal Price
Archer Western-Vinci Construction TunnelBuilders (AWVC)
$ 785,883,000
Bouygues TP/Traylor/Manson (BTM JV)
$ 848,452,987
Dragados Team: Dragados USA and Schiavone Construction Company, LLC
$ 755,987,318

On May 27, 2016, the Commission invited each of the three teams that had submitted fully compliant proposals by the original due date of April 29, 2016, to submit revised proposals for a re-scoped Project.  The District determined that the best interests of the Project would be served by re-engaging with all of these shortlisted teams to re-scope the Project after all of the original price proposals exceeded the cost estimate for the Project.

The re-scoping of the Project was focused solely on the reduction of costs by reducing or eliminating unnecessary elements of the Project without compromising the quality or performance specified in the Technical Requirements of the RFP documents.  Specifically, (1) scope changes that would increase the long-term cost of operating and maintaining the tunnel were not considered; (2) re-allocation of construction risks between the CBBT and the Design-Build Teams were not considered; and (3) changes to the Comprehensive Agreement, or contract, were not considered.

Over the next twelve calendar days, the District Project Management Team will finish the evaluation of the revised proposals to consider a recommendation for the Commission to award the Project at a special called meeting on July 27, 2016.

Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel District
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