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Council chair recommends rejecting all light rail bids for Metro's Southwest project

Posted on September 18, 2017

The determination that the bids were too high was made in consultation with Hennepin County as the primary local funder of the project.
Metro Transit
The determination that the bids were too high was made in consultation with Hennepin County as the primary local funder of the project.
Metro Transit

MINNEAPOLIS — With bids ranging from $796.5 million to $1.08 billion, the chair of the Metropolitan Council is recommending the rejection of the bids for Metro Transit’s Southwest light rail project on the grounds of responsiveness and price, The Construction Index reports.

The bids were opened last month and represent the bulk of the construction work involved in building the tracks, road, bridges, trails, tunnels, stations, and other facilities needed for the 14.5-mile light rail line.

The determination that the bids were too high was made in consultation with Hennepin County as the primary local funder of the project. There were also responsiveness issues, which means a bid did not meet all the requirements of the bid documents. This chair’s recommendations will be voted on at a special council meeting later this week. For the full story, click here.

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