Raiders Stadium Ready for Bids

June 26, 2017

Co-contractors Mortenson Construction and the McCarthy Building Company held a kickoff meeting last Thursday in Las Vegas to announce the first of six procurement bid requests to begin July 3 and finalize by the end of the month.

The meeting for the $1.9 billion project that positively, absolutely has to be finished in time for the 2020 NFL season attracted around 1,300 people interested in supplying the stadium.

The contractors said there would be between 24,000 and 25,000 “work activities” in the 31-month construction schedule, which John Wood of Mortenson said would begin in November with the mobilization of equipment and initial earthwork.

The first procurement bidding will be for structural steel and precast, plumbing, electrical, fire protection, elevators, escalators, heating and air conditioning controls and the stadium’s lightweight, transparent ETFE roof. ETFE is a co-polymer resin that is pressed into a thin film.

Next bids scheduled, per Mortenson:

— Bid Package #2A - Issued Sept. 5, due Sept. 25: Box culvert relocation

— Bid Package #2B/C - Issued Oct. 10, due Oct. 30: Earthwork, site utilities, deep foundations, structural excavation, backfill and subdrainage and hydrotherapy equipment.

— Bid Package #3 - Issued Jan. 2, due Jan. 29: Scoreboards, fixed seating, retractable seating, roofing and roof system, miscellaneous metals, signature tower (torch), operable wall, operable field structure, digital audio system, waterproofing and dampproofing, exterior studs, framing and air barriers.

— Bid Package #4 - Issued July 9, 2018, due Aug. 17, 2018: Interior framing and drywall; masonry stone and brick; doors, frames and hardware; interior stormfront and glazing; stadium railings; expansion control; low-voltage systems; bituminous pavement; site concrete and pavement; landscape and irrigation; fireproofing.

— Bid Package #5 - Issued Oct. 22, 2018, due Dec. 4, 2018: Acoustical ceilings and walls; ceramic tile; carpet and wood flooring; wall finishing and painting; concrete sealer; terrazzo; toilet compartments and accessories; site furnishing; interior and exterior signage; stadium curtains; fences and gates; millwork, casework and wood lockers; grass field; interior sealants and firesafing; bowl acoustical treatment; loading dock equipment; residential applications; food service equipment; sports equipment; window treatments.

Construction schedule:

November: Mobilization and earthwork

January: Mass excavation

March: Foundations and deep foundations

April: Elevated concrete structure

September 2018: Steel erection

October 2018: Mechanical, electrical, plumbing rough-ins

February 2019: Precast stadia erection

March 2019: Exterior enclosure

May 2019: Drywall and interior finishes

July 2020: Substantial completion

To read more of what Mortenson and McCarthy are planning, click here for the Las Vegas Stadium Kick Off Meeting presentation.