Alternative Delivery projects
TxDOT has two forms of project procurement available.
These contracting methods are awarded based on a best-value approach (price, qualifications of firm and project approach) and combine various components of a project’s implementation into one contract. Design-Build (DB) Contracts and Comprehensive Development Agreements (CDAs) allow for the expedited project delivery through the concurrent design and construction of a project.
Comprehensive Development Agreements
CDAs allow for design, construction, utility relocation and maintenance to occur simultaneously under a single contract and may include financial participation from the private sector and a long-term lease or operation of the facility. CDAs can be Concessions or DBs. TxDOT has five such projects in operation or under construction but the broad authority to enter into additional CDAs expired in 2017.
DB Contracts allow for design, construction, utility relocation and maintenance to occur simultaneously under a single contract but do not include financial participation from the private sector, a long-term lease or operation of the facility.
- Design-Build Procurement Overview Manual.
- Design-Build Contracts and Comprehensive Development Agreements.
TxDOT's traditional method of building transportation projects is known as Design-Bid-Build where the project is designed and then put up for bid by contractors.
The firm that provides the lowest reasonable bid is selected to construct the project.
TxDOT continues to analyze projects to determine which would be most suitable for the design-build delivery method. A quarterly report illustrates TxDOT’s planned procurements for the next five to ten years.
Projects in pre-procurement
- CapEx Central Downtown Project (Design-Build suspended on Oct. 31, 2022)
Projects in procurement
|Date signed||Project||Developer/DB contractor||Project type|
|02/24/22||Southeast Connector||South-Point Constructors||Design-Build|
|09/17/21||I-35E Phase 2||Lone Star Constructors||Design-Build|
|07/22/21||I-35 Northeast Expansion Central||Alamo NEX Construction, LLC||Design-Build|
|08/10/20||Oak Hill Parkway||Colorado River Constructors||Design-Build|
|08/22/19||I-2/I-69C Interchanges||Dragados-Pulice J.V.||Design-Build|
|08/22/19||I-635 LBJ East||Pegasus Link Constructors||Design-Build|
|10/03/17||SH 249 Extension||Williams Brothers Construction Co.||Design-Build|
|06/30/17||SH 99 Grand Parkway Segments H, I-1 and I-2||Grand Parkway Infrastructure, LLC||Design-Build|
|06/30/17||Southern Gateway||Pegasus Link Constructors||Design-Build|
|03/04/16||SH 288 Toll Lanes Project in Harris County | (Project Sheet)||Blueridge Transportation Group||CDA Concession|
|09/28/15||US 181 Harbor Bridge Replacement | (Project Sheet)||Flatiron-Dragados USA, J.V.||CDA Design-Build|
|05/15/15||SH 360 Project | (Project Sheet)||Lane - Abrams Joint Venture||Design-Build|
|11/20/14||Midtown Express - SH 183 Managed Lanes | (Project Sheet)||SouthGate Mobility Partners, LLC||CDA Design-Build|
|08/29/14||SH 71 Express Toll Lanes | (Project Sheet)||McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.||Design-Build|
|08/22/14||Loop 375 Border Highway West Extension | (Project Sheet)||Abrams – Kiewit Joint Venture||CDA Design-Build|
|02/10/14||Energy Sector Roadway Repair Project | (Project Sheet)||ESR2P Builders, LLC||Design-Build|
|12/05/13||Loop 1604 Western Extension Project | (Project Sheet)||Williams Brothers Construction Company, Inc.||Design-Build|
|07/30/13||US 77 Upgrade from Kingsville to Driscoll | (Project Sheet)||Austin-Bay, J.V.||Design-Build|
|05/17/13||I-35E Managed Lanes||AGL Constructors||CDA Design-Build|
|03/22/13||SH 99 Grand Parkway Segments F-1, F-2, and G||Zachry-Odebrecht||CDA Design-Build|
|03/01/13||North Tarrant Express / I-35W||NTE Mobility Partners Segments 3, LLC||CDA Concession|
|02/20/13||Horseshoe Project||Pegasus Link Constructors||Design-Build|
|10/06/09||DFW Connector||NorthGate Constructors, J.V.||CDA Design-Build|
|09/04/09||LBJ-635 Express Corridor||LBJ Infrastructure Group||CDA Concession|
|06/23/09||North Tarrant Express||NTE Mobility Partners||CDA Concession|
|03/22/07||SH 130 (Seg. 5 & 6)||SH 130 Concession Company, LLC||CDA Concession|