Hudson Tunnel procurement overhauled amid “considerable interest”

Hudson Tunnel

The Gateway Development Commission (GDC) is breaking up the procurement of Hudson Tunnel into segments to “ensure competitive bidding”.

The update today will see the project broken down into four packages, to enable early works and to “ensure a competitive bidding pool”.

The three non-early works contracts, which include the tunnelling segments, will be delivered through a mixture of design-build and design-bid-build contracts.

The authority received “considerable interest” in its search for project delivery partner (PDP) to work with it on the Hudson Tunnel project, which closed for responses to an RFQ at the start of the month, a spokesperson told P3 Bulletin, adding that the process was “ongoing”.

In February, the GDC looked to the market for suggestions for innovative ideas on the project’s funding and financing, design, and construction means and methods, and also received a major funding boost from the federal government.

“The industry that will build the Hudson Tunnel Project advised us that the best way to ensure a competitive bidding pool was to divide up the largest, most complicated portion of the project into multiple pieces of work. We listened,” said GDC chief executive, Kris Kolluri.