Subcontractors question self-perform clause for $975M Minn. stadium

02/13/2013 | Finance and Commerce (Minneapolis)

Subcontractors are concerned about the self-perform clause in the $975 million Vikings stadium bill that states the construction manager can choose to self-perform work on the project "without soliciting competitive bids" so that the project can stay on schedule. Gresser Co., which did cast-in-place concrete work for the TCF Bank Stadium in Minnesota, says this would shut out specialty contractors from bidding on some subcontracts. "Our position is that in certain situations, allowing the construction manager to competitive bid certain scopes of work makes sense for everybody, owners included," said Tim Worke, director of the Associated General Contractors of Minnesota’s Highway Division.

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