CA High-Speed Rail Builder Selected: Will Low Cost Equal Low Quality?

The builder of the first phase of California's high-speed rail project has been selected after a competitive bid process. The winning team had the lowest bid, but also the lowest technical score.

With a bid that came in $200 million under expectations, the Tutor Perini/Zachry/Parsons joint venture has beat out four other bids to win the contract to build the first 28-mile segment of California's high-speed rail project, reports Isabel Angell.

"Bids were judged both on cost and the technical aspects of the plan, like how well they grasped the project to the likelihood of staying on schedule. More weight was given to the cost of the proposal. The winning Tutor Perini/Zachry/Parsons proposal got the full 70 points for cost, but received the lowest technical score with 20.55 out of a possible 30."

Full Story: California High-Speed Rail Gets First Contractor

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