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Post Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Alternative Contracting

Post Point Wastewater Treatment Plant

City Approved for Alternative Contracting Method

Following a lengthy application process to the State Capital Projects Advisory Review Board, the City received approval in September 2010 to use an alternative delivery method called General Contractor/Contract Management (GC/CM) for the Post Point project.

This method of constructing large public facilities involves selecting a GC/CM contractor early in the design phase to work collaboratively with the project designer and City staff. These preconstruction services provide the City with valuable information on actual construction costs and constructability issues as the design is finalized. This process allows for more efficient, cost-effective projects, especially because construction costs are carefully calculated throughout the design phase and design choices are made with costs in mind.

In December 2010, the City selected Mortenson Construction to join the planning team as a General Contractor/Construction Manager. Mortenson was selected through a process that involved qualification-based review along with a bid. Seven firms submitted for the project, four were interviewed and the top two invited to bid on the project. Mortenson will work with City staff and Carollo Engineering to develop the detailed design of the Post Point Improvements project before starting construction in 2012.

The preconstruction services phase includes developing cost estimates for City consideration at design milestones, development of detailed schedules, construction plans to minimize environmental impacts on local residents and area wildlife, and incorporation of long-term operational needs.

Construction Bid Packages

More Information

Contact Freeman Anthony, P.E., Project Engineer, at the Public Works Administration and Engineering Office, 778-7900.

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