Facilities Commission set to release CMAR solicitations by end of August
The Texas Facilities Commission (TFC) anticipates issuing three solicitations by the end of the month for construction managers at risk (CMARs) to oversee major capital projects for state facilities.
TFC intends to release a CMAR solicitation for the second phase of the Capitol Complex by the end of the month.
Capitol Complex construction
The second phase will add two new office buildings totaling 525,000 square feet of office space, five levels of underground parking below Congress Avenue, and above-ground parking as well as the final block of the Texas Mall. Its completion is anticipated for fall 2025.
At project completion, the state will be able to retire most of its remaining leases in the Austin area at a savings of $7.5 million annually.
Another CMAR solicitation is expected by the end of August for the North Austin Complex.
Located in the vicinity of 45th Street, 51st Street, and North Lamar Boulevard, the complex primarily serves as headquarters for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).
The second phase of the complex project consists of a new office building and accompanying above-ground parking. The new building will bring an additional 302,000 square feet of office space and 2,000 parking spaces to the facility. At project completion, HHSC and the state will be able to retire all remaining current leases in the Austin area at a savings of $5.6 million annually.
TFC’s procurement calendar states that a third solicitation is scheduled to be issued August 27 for CMAR services for the Department of State Health Services Tower and Building F. The contract for that project is estimated at $2.2 million.