Stantec wins two major contracts with the USDOT’s Federal Highway Administration


Global multidisciplinary engineering consultancy Stantec has been awarded two contracts by the US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for pavement research and infrastructure services on Federal Lands.

The FHWA has selected Stantec for a major contract for the Data Collection of Pavement Performance at Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) Test Sections. The LTPP studies program was established under the USDOT’s Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) and has four regions across the country. The Canadian company’s contract encompasses all four regions including North Atlantic, North Central, Southern and Western, and is the first time that the FHWA has procured services for all four regions under one agreement.

For each region, the Stantec team will collect pavement performance data, process the information received, and enter it into the LTPP Pavement Performance Database. The data that is collected and analyzed from each region will provide perspective for the FHWA in understanding the performance of various pavements types, and it can then apply this information to help transportation agencies build and maintain a cost-effective highway system.

The Stantec team has worked as Regional Support Contractors on six previous LTPP support contracts since 1988. The new contract award is US$7.2m in gross revenue and will be in place for up to five years if all options are exercised.

Gabe Cimini, Stantec’s project manager, commented, “We are thrilled to be continuing, and expanding upon, our 30-year relationship with FHWA on this important program.”

Stantec’s second award from the FHWA is for an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide Highway and/or Bridge Design and Engineering Services for the Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division. The contract is one-year fixed, with four one-year options to renew and the estimated total contract amount is US$4.5m in gross revenue. The contract will concentrate on projects primarily associated with the Federal Land Management agencies, including the National Park Service, US Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and others within the eastern USA.

The states included in this contract span as far north as Maine, follow along the eastern coastline down to the US Virgin Islands, and as far west as Minnesota and Iowa. Stantec previously held this contract and performed task orders such as the Kennedy Center Pedestrian/Bicycle Access and Improvement Project in Washington DC, and Disaster Roadway Reconstruction projects with the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Wisconsin.

Susan Walter, Stantec’s senior vice president of transportation said, “We are dedicated to continuing our relationship with the FHWA and will provide them with the high level of client service they’ve grown to expect from our team.”

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