PANYNJ plans LaGuardia terminal RFQ by December

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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) plans to release a request for qualifications for the redevelopment of the central terminal building at LaGuardia airport by December.

Susan Baer, aviation director at the PANYNJ, says that it hopes to release the procurement documents in October or November but says that they will definitely be out "before Christmas", in an interview. The request for proposals is planned for the first half of 2013, she adds.

A request for information for the project outlined a $3.6 billion, seven-year project to build a new 120,774 square metre (1.3 million square foot) terminal with up to 38 gates and space for a future rail station on the site of the existing building in January. The current central terminal has 69,677 square metres and 36 gates.

The PANYNJ received "a lot of good information" from the responses to the RFI, says Baer. She adds that many of the respondents recommended that procurement begin when 30% of design is complete, which she estimates will be done in the first quarter of 2013.

The RFI asked respondents to make recommendations on how to finance the project.

Aéroports de Paris Management/ADPI/Tutor Perini/STV/KPF, Bechtel Infrastructure, CH2M Hill, China Construction America (CCA Civil), Continental Advisory/TD Bank/Johnson Controls/Thornton Tomasetti/Shawmut Design and Construction/McLaren Engineering/WASA Studio, Ferrovial Aeropuertos/Cintra Infrastructuras, Highstar Capital, InfraRed Capital, Johnson Controls, LCOR/Parsons/Turner Construction/Hochtief, LGAlliance (Macquarie/Lend Lease), Marketplace Development, Meridiam Infrastructure, Samsung Construction/Incheon International Airport, Vantage Airport/Skanska/Parsons Brinckerhoff/Balfour Beatty/Citi and Odebrecht Construction responded to the RFI.