Monday, September 9, 2013

México: Three Prequalified Firms Selected for Preconstruction/Construction of New Embassy

According to The Latin American Tribune, the US Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has pre-qualified three firms for pre-construction and construction services for the new US Embassy in Mexico City, México. 

The successful pre-qualified offerors include:
  • B.L. Harbert International, LLC
  • Walsh Global, LLC
  • W.G. Yates and Sons Construction Company

The pre-construction services (Early Contractor Involvement) award is anticipated in fiscal year 2014 with the option to award construction in fiscal year 2015.

COMMENT: The Mexico City project is solicited under OBO’s Excellence in Diplomatic Facilities initiative and will demonstrate the value of an integrated design that balances aesthetics, cost, constructability, and reliability. 
 
The Excellence initiative is a holistic approach to project development and delivery that seeks to utilize the best methods, technologies, and staff abilities to produce facilities that are outstanding in all respects.

OBO’s mission is to provide safe, secure, and functional facilities that represent the U.S. Government to the host nation and support our staff in the achievement of US foreign policy objectives. 
 
These facilities should represent American values and the best in American architecture, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution.