Sacramento JPA Capital Southeast Connector CMGC

The Joint Venture of Myers & Sons Construction and Teichert Construction (Myers-Teichert) won the $15M Sacramento Joint Power Authority (JPA) Capital SouthEast Connector D3 Segment CMGC project. The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for this project was a brief document set out by the procuring entity Sacramento Joint Powers Authority (JPA), an entity established specifically for this project to represent the several municipalities impacted by the project site. In addition to the openness of the RFQ and the brevity of the submittal, the plans for the project were minimal – roughly 5% complete and accounting only for alignment – leaving the rest for the proposer to determine.

The Capital SouthEast Connector is a 34-mile limited-access roadway spanning from the Interstate 5 / Hood-Franklin interchange to US 50 at the new Silva Valley Parkway interchange. Due to its location and the scope of its planned improvements, which span multiple municipalities and agencies, the project is managed by a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) formed in 2006 to collaborate in planning, environmental reviews, and engineering design and development for this project. The JPA includes the cities of Folsom, Elk Grove, Rancho Cordova, as well as El Dorado and Sacramento Counties. Prior to establishing the JPA, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) oversaw the early planning stages.

This improved connector will feature four traffic lanes and will accommodate bicycle, pedestrian, equestrian, transit, truck, and automobile travel.

This Phase 1 Connector Segment D3 will begin with constructing a 4-lane roadway with at-grade intersections at Prairie City Road, Oak Avenue, and Scott Road. Phase 1 will establish a foundation for the upcoming Phase 2 improvements, which will widen the connector to six lanes to accommodate two HOV/Bus Lanes between the Grant Line Road/White Rock Road intersection and Scott Road, and convert intersections to tight diamond interchanges.

The Myers-Teichert Joint Venture pursued this first-phase civil infrastructure project with Mission Critical as the team’s Proposal Manager. Mission Critical worked closely with the Myers-Teichert team to develop a winning Statement of Qualifications that demonstrated the team’s ability and capacity to perform the work while meeting extensive stakeholder goals.

Mission Critical’s Impact

This project represents several firsts, including:

  • The first Joint Venture (JV) and project win between Myers & Sons and Teichert
  • The first CMGC win for Teichert in Northern California
  • The first CMGC advertised and awarded by the Sacramento Joint Powers Authority (JPA)

Identifying common elements of experience and approach while clearly defining various capacities is one of the toughest challenges faced by new JV partners engaged in alternative delivery pursuits. This project effort is a prime example of the successful integration of a JV team with no prior working relationship or pursuit experience together. Mission Critical’s role in managing the pursuit was vital in allowing each team member to focus on their specialty role.

Since the Mission Critical team developed content, graphics, and the CADD/3D modeling for the pursuit, the Myers-Teichert team instead focused their resources on developing a best-value approach that met the vision of the Sacramento JPA for the project. Rather than writing narratives and making design edits, the Myers-Teichert key personnel team focused on the construction schedule and developing best practices, innovative construction methods, and value engineering proposals.

With the implementation of this pursuit strategy, the team developed a strong portfolio of value engineering concepts and approaches to managing critical elements of the work. Resulting in a robust design that met the vision and needs of the JPA along with a technical proposal that powerfully conveyed the team’s proven processes and approaches to delivering a collaborative CMGC effort. 

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