Five companies, including new Reston-based buddies Bechtel, have been selected to submit bids to build Phase 2 of the Metro Silver Line, (someday) extending everyone's favorite E-ticket ride from Wiehle Avenue to Dulles and the particleboard Valhallas beyond. The competitively bid contract will be awarded next May, but never fear, everyone will be a winner!
Even if they don’t win the contract to build the second phase of the Dulles Rail extension, the five firms selected Wednesday to bid on the project could each be eligible for a $1.5 million check from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.We couldn't agree more. And in the spirit of competition, respectfully attached is our own carefully crafted proposal for Phase 2:
“It’s considered to be the standard in industry,” said Eric Carey, contracting officer for the Dulles Corridor Metrorail project. “We need to offer a stipend in order to get competitive bids. Otherwise, we won’t get the response we want or won’t get competitive pricing.”
You're welcome. Airports authority, feel free to just Paypal us the $1.5 million when you get a chance. Thx!