First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been awarded a statewide procurement engineering contract from the Texas Department of Transportation
(TxDOT). The deal will see Atkins assisting TxDOT with alternative delivery procurement needs throughout the state.
“Our role is to review and analyse 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 this 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 $20 million, five-year contract includes engineering services to support planning, development and implementation of statewide transportation alternative delivery projects. Financing partnerships established to carry out projects may include comprehensive development agreements, design-builds and pass-through toll finance agreements.