Technically Creative – Mission Critical’s 2022 Year in Review

As the Mission Critical team looks forward to 2023, we take a moment to reflect on our past success as Alternative Delivery Pursuit Managers. This year’s series focuses on four “big numbers” viewed through the design lens of early 20th Century travel posters. As transportation infrastructure grew in the 1900s, this style excited an already-interested public in the adventure of travel through unique imagery and bold colors.  

With the public infrastructure market continuing to experience a robust annual growth rate, 2022 saw a steady rise in the volume and value of our Alternative Delivery pursuit portfolio to $18.3B. We continued to work across the US and Canada and expanded our work into Puerto Rico. Mission Critical’s clients included firms and Joint Ventures representing four Top 10 and over a dozen of the Top 100 Largest US Contractors tracked by Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) annual rankings. We pursued Progressive Design Build and Public Private Partnership (P3) projects with three of ENR’s 2022 Top 250 International Contractors. In the Western US, we continued our leadership in California with $3.3B in pursuits and have developed an 80% success rate across the State of Oregon. Equally important, our work with strong, regional companies new to the Alternative Delivery market continued with Design Build and Best-Value wins in the Gulf and East Coast. 

Competitiveness in the Alternative Delivery market continues to increase. Companies wanting to continue their success, or enter the market new, must recognize that agencies are seeking clear, technical responses that avoid the generalized boilerplate of marketing firms. 

Mission Critical continues to see the complexity and value of Alternative Delivery pursuits rise in response to increased regulation and market dynamics. The challenges faced by local and state agencies managing the logistics of aging infrastructure and growing populations have increased exponentially. In tandem, agency procurement times have shortened, and the technical complexity required in pursuits has risen enormously. Competitiveness in the Alternative Delivery market also continues to increase. Companies wanting to continue their success, or enter the market new, must recognize that agencies are seeking clear, technical responses that avoid the generalized boilerplate of marketing firms. 
 
In 2012, Mission Critical adopted the tagline “Technically Creative” to communicate our strength in writing, designing, and producing Alternative Delivery work that is equally subject-specific, technically articulate, and visually engaging. Now at our 10th Year Anniversary, Mission Critical continues to differentiate our offering as “Technical Specialists,” and we look forward to a solid and successful 2023.