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Troxclair has concerns about corridor consultant

Thursday, February 9, 2017 by Jack Craver

City Council Member Ellen Troxclair raised concerns about the consultant the city hired to assist in the implementation of the corridor plan that voters approved as part of the $720 million mobility bond. HNTB, the contractor that finished second in the bidding process, she noted, appeared to have more experience managing large programs, including multibillion-dollar infrastructure programs that involved “lots of moving parts,” whereas the experience cited for the firm that was awarded the contract, HDR Inc., largely related to individual projects. Staff told Troxclair that while the two bids she cited were both considered strong and their scores were close enough to prompt an interview process with the bidders, there were other important aspects that led to HDR having the higher score. Troxclair said she would look into the matter further and hinted that she might have more questions when the contract comes up for Council approval today.

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