The California High Speed Rail Authority Board is scheduled to approve a Design-Build contract for the civil engineering work for 29 miles (trackwork, stations and electrification will be done later).
We are urging the Authority to defer this decision and we are also raising the issue that we believe the project is now above budget. The original project budget also included costs for project management and environmental mitigation. The project budget today still includes those, the $985 million D-B contract plus a $53 million allowance/contingency for utility relocation and hazardous materials, as well as a number of items that were originally in the D-B contract scope but will now be contracted separately.
By our calculations, the project costs are our now at $1,606,273,000, with no contingency remaining besides the part of the $53 million that is considered contingency. This compares to an original, approved budget of $1,544,341,000 that included $66 million in contingencies. (http://www.
spwb.ca.gov/archives/agendas/ documents/03-9-12_Agendaw_ Analysis.pdf).
|Provisional sums (utility, building hazardous, slush fund)||$53,000,000|
|Caltrans move 99||$180,000,000||Excludes ROW acquisition part of $226 million contract|
|City of Fresno excluded work||$60,000,000||Veterans Blvd Overpass Total project cost $111 million|
|City of Fresno excluded work||$15,000,000||Golden State Boulevard improvements|
|PG & E||$50,000,000||Gas, high voltage, electrical relocation|
|AT & T||$12,497,000||Task orders 1 & 2|
|UP contract costs||$15,000,000|
|BNSF contract costs||$15,000,000|
|Program management||$208,776,000||Includes Construction Management Contract|
|Misc (environmental/ Business relocation)||$12,000,000|
|Total Build Cost||$1,606,273,000|
|Original Build Budget||$1,544,341,000||Included $66 million contingency|