CPRA Mississippi River Mid-Basin Sediment Diversion Program: Market Sounding
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Based on the information provided on CPRA's website, for a project such as this, in which of the following areas would you be interested in participating? (Check as many as apply)
Construction (self performance)
In what capacity has your past involvement on similar coastal infrastructure projects been?
Construction (self performance)
No previous involement
If yes, BRIEFLY describe the project(s) and any best practices/lessons learned.
Have you previously participated in any of the following coastal infrastructure projects? (Check as many as apply)
Construction Management at Risk (CMAR)
Progressive Design-Build (PDB)
Fixed price design build
No previous participation
If yes, what was your company's role?
Procurement and delivery model
Do you have a preference between CMAR and PDB?
Why do you have this preference?
Given the inherent differences in each method's contract model, risk profile, and potential for design-construction collaboration and innovation, what is your view on the best type of project or circumstance to use one method over the other?
Preconstruction services (design, constructability, estimating, etc.) are often priced on a lump-sum or not-to-exceed basis. What's your view of this approach?
What is your suggested method to quantify and price preconstruction scope for CMAR and PDB?
For CMAR or PDB, it's assumed that the construction cost will be developed on an open-book, transparent basis. What is your view of this approach?
For CMAR or PDB, a self-performance by a General Contractor may or may not be in CPRA's interest. If applicable, would you prefer the opportunity to self-perform construction scope?
Yes, I'd prefer the opportunity to self-perform the construction scope
No, I do not prefer the opportunity to self-perform the construction scope
Should the amount of self-performed construction be limited or required to a certain percentage of work?
Self performance should be limited
Self performance should be required
No opinion on self performance
Interest and Capacity
What are the primary factors that would affect your interest in pursuing this project?
Do you consider the project to be an attractive opportunity?
What factors will influence your decision to participate in this project?
Discuss what you believe are the unique requirements and challenges of this project.
What critical issues need to be addressed for the success of this project? How do you think CPRA should address them?
Considering your answer above, what is your preference for packaging a project of this size?
Fewer, larger projects
More numerous, smaller projects
Assuming CPRA applies an industry-standard approach to surety payment and performance bonding requirements, is this project too small or large from your perspective, assuming a single-project capital budget of between $700 M to $1.3 B?
What is the largest size project your firm is capable of bonding?
Less than $100 Million
Greater than $900 Million
Are you more likely to pursue this project alone or as part of a team?
As part of a team
If as a team, would you likely be the leader or a subcontractor/ subconsultant?
Prime/ team leader
Given the unique nature of a Mississippi River diversion project, do you see any specific challenges in teaming and providing the required scope?
Do you foresee any issues with fulfilling any component of the project based on capacity and interest of firms that you would look to team with?
Are there other projects in the coastal infrastructure market will you be considering in the same timeframe that would be competing for resources and what is the impact on your ability / interest to participate in this project?
Are there any other issues that might be critical to your participation in this project that you can foresee?
Project Delivery Method
How would separate design and construction procurements using a Construction Management at risk (CMAR) impact your interest and teaming strategy for the project?
How would the inclusion of the design and construction scope in a single design-build procurement impact your interest and teaming strategy for the project?
How would the inclusion of operations and maintenance scope in either a CMAR or design-build approach impact your interest and teaming strategy for the project?
Project Risk Allocation
Based on your experience on similar projects, can you identify any risks that have been particularly difficult for you to manage in previous coastal infrastructure projects that CPRA should be certain to retain? Why?
Based on your experience on similar projects, can you identify any risks that have been particularly difficult for you to manage in previous coastal infrastructure projects that CPRA should be certain to retain? Select all that apply.
Geotechnical/ subsurface conditions
Administrative permitting/ local approvals
Would the private sector be willing to take on any of the permitting and approvals risk for this project?
Design and Construction
The anticipated construction window, after various permitting approvals are complete, is 48 to 60 months. What are your views on the adequacy of this schedule?
What is your view on the phasing of construction activities for a project such as this one? Does it make more sense to construct all components concurrently or is there a natural phasing of the components that can occur while still achieving the construction schedule?
Are there efficiencies or inefficiencies with procuring this project as single design and CMAR contracts?
Are there efficiencies or inefficiencies with procuring this project as a single design build contract?
A single contract is more efficient
A single contract is less efficient
Are there any components of the project that you would prefer to be excluded from the scope and procured separately?
Based on the provided summary, do you think there is potential for innovation in the design and construction of this project?
There's potential for innovation
There's not much potential for innovation
Do you have any suggestions that would allow designers or contractors to add value through innovation to reduce costs and increase efficiency for the project?
Based on the project's information,how likely is it that you would participate in this project?
What are the factors that will influence your decision to participate?
What do you see as some of the key opportunities or challenges in delivering the project as defined?
What other factors could make this project more or less appealing to the design and construction industry?
Is there any other information you would like to share in relation to this project?
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