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News » US » Texas picks Atkins for procurement role » published 14 Jun 2018

Texas picks Atkins for procurement role

Atkins has been commissioned by Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for a statewide procurement engineering contract.

It will assist TxDOT throughout the state with procurement carried out by ‘alternative delivery’ approaches such as design-build, comprehensive development agreements and pass-through toll finance agreements. “Our role is to review and analyze the approaches outlined in submittals from design-builders or others to ensure they can commit to and meet TxDOT’s alternative delivery expectations,” said Wes Burford, senior project director in SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business and program manager for the project. “We will pay close attention to constructability, risk and cost-impact analysis to give the state confidence that the end products it envisions will be delivered.”

The US$20m, five-year contract includes engineering services to support planning, development and implementation of statewide transportation projects using alternative delivery methods.  

In developing and managing TxDOT’s alternative delivery procurement process, Atkins will:

  • perform traffic forecasting, and traffic and revenue analysis for use in financial models;
  • review, oversee and develop cost estimates for projects;
  • examine the feasibility of both unsolicited and solicited proposals;
  • optimize design and construction during all project phases;
  • analyze operations and maintenance throughout project implementation.

 

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This article was published on 14 Jun 2018 (last updated on 14 Jun 2018).

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