The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has selected the AECOM-Fluor joint venture (JV) to provide Program Delivery Support (PDS) services.
California high-speed rail is currently under construction along 119 miles in the Central Valley at 35 active job sites. The 500-mile Phase 1 system is slated to extend from San Francisco to Los Angeles/Anaheim; 422 miles have already been environmentally cleared (see map below).
The CHSRA staff in August recommended to the Board the PDS services contract with AECOM-Fluor JV—which includes Atlas Technical Consultants, Egis Rail S.A., Turner & Townsend, McMillen Jacobs Associates, and Jaquith Consulting Group, and 26 Small Business (SB)/Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE)/Disadvantaged Business Entity (DBE) firms—in an amount not-to-exceed $400 million for a four-year term. According to CHSRA, the PDS contract includes support for program development, management assistance, and program delivery and other specialized technical expertise. It also includes Project and Construction Management (PCM) services for civil works.
Connect CA Partners, comprising Bechtel Infrastructure Corporation, Mott MacDonald, Michael Baker International, CBRE, Gail Zeidler, Psomas, Vanir, and 28 SB/DBE/DVBE firms, was also considered for the contract.
AECOM on Nov. 10 reported its JV “is expected to implement an operating model that facilitates the successful delivery of a full array of program delivery services in support of the Authority, such as program planning and strategy; environmental and engineering management; infrastructure delivery; supply chain management; and federal and state funding support.”
Additionally, the JV “will implement consistent governance and processes supported by advanced digital tools that consolidate program data in real-time, providing the Authority with the structure and insights needed to see the program to its successful completion,” said Drew Jeter, Chief Executive of AECOM’s global Program Management business.