Mayor Ras J. Baraka encouraged minority and women-owned businesses to participate in Newark Liberty International Airport’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Outreach Forum on Wednesday, April 19, run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott Hotel. Contractors, vendors and consultants will learn about contracting opportunities for the airport’s $2.4-billion Terminal A Redevelopment Program.
MWBEs will have the opportunity to meet and network with the three teams that have been shortlisted to design and construct the new Terminal A.
“This is an important event for all minority- and female-owned business enterprises that are seeking opportunities for their employees, their businesses, and all of Newark. The airport’s expansion and redevelopment will make America’s greatest airport a more efficient and prosperous facility and add luster to Newark’s role as a destination for business, tourism, and residency. I urge all minority-and female-owned businesses that would like to participate in this development project to attend this event, and be part of building a better airport and greater Newark,” said Mayor Baraka.
The three teams will be asked to submit proposals to both design and build the new Terminal A at Newark Liberty, following a recently concluded request for qualification process. They are:
• Skanska Walsh II, a joint venture, with HOK as lead designer
• TLV Alliance, a joint venture between Turner Construction Company and Lend Lease (US) LMB, with Gensler as lead designer
• Tutor Perini/Parsons, a joint venture, with STV as lead designer
The teams for the design-build project were evaluated on the basis of transportation infrastructure experience and financial capability and bonding capacity, among other criteria. A request for proposals (RFP) will be sent to each of the teams, with the selected team expected to be named later this year.
“The redevelopment of Terminal A is a critical project for our region,” said Port Authority Chairman John Degnan. “The Port Authority has a long-standing practice of making its contract opportunities available to business enterprises that are minority- and women-owned. We recognize the great value they bring to the table.”
“This project is expected to generate 9,000 job years, $600 million in wages and $3.3 billion in economic activity. The Port Authority welcomes the involvement of these talented individuals and their future contributions to this vital project,” said Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye.
The design-build process will allow the Port Authority to combine design and construction services into a single contract to expedite the Terminal A project. Design-build has been used on a number of other Port Authority projects, including the replacement of the Goethals Bridge and the current La Guardia Airport Terminal B replacement.
The Terminal A project will mean replacement of the existing but outmoded terminal with a modern facility that meets increasing passenger levels, accommodates larger aircrafts and upgrades all supporting infrastructure – all while providing a flexible configuration and layout to allow for unforeseen changes in passenger demand.
Each year, hundreds of certified minority-owned, woman-owned, small and disadvantaged business enterprises (MWSDBEs) play a major role in Port Authority operations, delivering critical services and products that help fuel the world’s largest airport system, the East Coast’s biggest seaport and the region’s most active tunnels, bridges, terminals and the PATH system.
The Port Authority’s goal is to award 12 percent of contracts to minority-owned businesses and 5 percent of contracts to women-owned businesses. The agency also encourages its business partners on the project to adopt or exceed the same goal.
Over the last five years, this commitment to the region’s businesses has produced nearly $2 billion in regional economic activity, $1.2 billion in contracts, more than 10,500 new jobs and $507 million in wages.
Visit the MWBE Outreach Forum Registration Website:
Visit the agency’s website,www.panynj.gov , to learn more about the contract solicitation process.