The Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) 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.
In addition, TxDOT has had two other 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.
Learn more about DB Contracts and CDAs.
Alternative Delivery Projects (CDAs & DBs) (Executed)
|Date Signed||Project||Developer/DB Contractor||Project Type|
|08/22/19||I-2/I-69C Interchanges||Dragados-Pulice J.V.||Design-Build|
|08/22/19||LBJ East||Pegasus Link Constructors||Design-Build|
|10/03/17||SH 249||Williams Brothers Construction Co.||Design-Build|
|06/30/17||SH 99 H&I||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||SH 183 Managed Lanes (Project Sheet)||SouthGate Mobility Partners, LLC||CDA Design-Build|
|08/29/14||SH 71 Toll Lanes Project (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 (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 (F&G)||Zachry-Odebrecht||CDA Design-Build|
|03/01/13||North Tarrant Express / I-35W||NTE Mobility Partners Segments 3, LLC||CDA Concession|
||Pegasus Link Constructors||Design-Build|
|10/06/09||DFW Connector||NorthGate Constructors, J.V.||CDA Design-Build|
|09/04/09||LBJ-635 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|