City Holds Contractor Pre-Preposal Meeting
Update from City Engineer Ed Roberge
Last Tuesday, the City of Concord held a mandatory pre-proposal meeting for prospective contractors interested in the Main Street Project. After recently revising the parameters of the project, including the
process through which the City will choose a contractor, we were pleased to see a strong turnout in general contractors.
In attendance were eight prime contractors, five of which were new to the project, meaning they had not participated during the last two bidding rounds.
We attribute this interest to the newly adopted Construction Manager/General Contractor process, which will be used to select a contractor based on qualifications, as opposed to a single low bid.
The meeting outlined the project goals, critical project issues, and the timeline which require contractors to submit their qualifications and proposals by April 11.
After qualification and proposal review, we anticipate selecting a contractor and collaboratively developing the project scope, budget, and schedule which will be submitted to the City Council for its review.
Upon acceptance, construction should begin this upcoming construction season.
We’ll keep you posted as things progress.