Miami Beach to change convention center process

Miami /
Feb.February 12, 2015 11:15 AM

After Hunt Construction Company formally withdrew its bid for the $500 million renovation and expansion of the Miami Beach Convention Center last month, Miami Beach is changing its contractor process.

Hunt dropped its bid in January, leaving Miami Beach with one qualified — and competition-free — bidder for the project.

The city will put a “construction management at risk contract” out to bid, the Miami Herald reported. The firm that’s selected will work with subcontractors on parts of the project, which will reportedly keep the renovation on schedule to begin after Art Basel.

“At the end of the process, despite the discussion we had, I felt on the project of this size and of this nature and budget, I could not in good faith tell you that we were getting a competitive and best price that we could,” City Manager Jimmy Morales told the Miami Herald. “And certainly a project of that nature shouldn’t have that cloud hanging over it.” [Miami Herald] — Katherine Kallergis


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
(The Real Deal illustration with Getty Images)
As Hurricane Ian approaches, builders secure Florida sites
As Hurricane Ian approaches, builders secure Florida sites
Reid J. Boren, James W. Harpel, Taylor Collins, and Brad Meltzer (Two Roads Development)
Two Roads hires Plaza Construction’s Brad Meltzer
Two Roads hires Plaza Construction’s Brad Meltzer
Tate Capitals' Jimmy Tate and 801 Seabreeze Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale (Tate Capital, Google Maps)
Developer Jimmy Tate’s proposed Bahia Mar project faces more controversy with filing of new lawsuit
Developer Jimmy Tate’s proposed Bahia Mar project faces more controversy with filing of new lawsuit
Jules Trump and Suffolk CEO and chairman John Fish with a rendering of the Estates at Acqualina (Getty, Suffolk, Avra)
Trump Group, Suffolk Construction sue each other over Estates at Acqualina
Trump Group, Suffolk Construction sue each other over Estates at Acqualina
The $125 million Grove Central project going up next to the Coconut Grove Metrorail Station (RSM Design)
Top 10 development projects in Miami-Dade in 2021
Top 10 development projects in Miami-Dade in 2021
From left: Alejandro Diaz Bazan, David Solomon, Brett Harris and Ana Bozovic (Andian Group, Brett Harris Homes, Miami Girls, iStock)
Build it and they will come: Resi agents join the South Florida spec home development craze
Build it and they will come: Resi agents join the South Florida spec home development craze
Surfside collapse defendants deflect responsibility in new court docs
Surfside collapse defendants deflect responsibility in new court docs
Surfside collapse defendants deflect responsibility in new court docs
Chicago firm plans apartments, commercial complex on Edgewater OZ site
Chicago firm plans apartments, commercial complex on Edgewater OZ site
Chicago firm plans apartments, commercial complex on Edgewater OZ site
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...