Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration is leaning toward Tappan Zee Constructors to build the new $5 billion Tappan Zee Bridge and is not requesting further discussions with the two other bidders on the project, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Although nothing is finalized, the state has picked Tappan Zee Constructors – a joint venture of Fluor Enterprises Inc., American Bridge Co., Granite Construction Northeast Inc. and Traylor Bros. Inc. – to begin negotiating a contract, the newspaper reported today citing anonymous sources.
A state official told Gannett’s Albany Bureau this morning that Tappan Zee Constructors was contacted to make changes to its proposal. All three bids are still being evaluated by the selection committee, the official said.
“The procurement process is ongoing,” Thruway Authority spokesman Dan Weiller said in a statement. “We are assembling all the final facts and costs. No selection or recommendation for award has been made. All three bids will be submitted for public review before any selection committee recommendation is made to the Thruway authority board, which makes the final award.”
The Journal News/LoHud.com received the same information about Tappan Zee Contractors from a source this week, but the state declined to comment citing federal procurement rules. The Journal News/LoHud.com only publishes stories using anonymous sources in limited instances.
The two other teams bidding to design and build the new twin-span crossing are:
- Kiewit-Skanska-Weeks Joint Venture (Kiewit Infrastructure Co., Skanska USA Civil Northeast Inc., and Weeks Marine, Inc.)
- Tappan Zee Bridge Partners, a Bechtel/Tutor Perini Joint Venture (Bechtel Infrastructure Corporation and Tutor Perini Corporation)
Check back for details on this developing story.