Press Release Article


Date: Apr 13, 2017
Press Release Number: 64-2017

MWBEs to Network with Teams Shortlisted for the Terminal A Redevelopment Program

Newark Liberty International Airport will host a Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Outreach Forum on Wednesday, April 19, for contractors, vendors and consultants seeking to learn about contracting opportunities for the airport’s $2.4-billion Terminal A Redevelopment Program.

MWBEs will have the opportunity to meet and network with the three teams that have been shortlisted to design and construct the new Terminal A. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott Hotel.

The three teams will be asked to submit proposals to both design and build the new Terminal A at Newark Liberty, following a recently concluded request for qualification process. They are:

  • Skanska Walsh II, a joint venture, with HOK as lead designer
  • TLV Alliance, a joint venture between Turner Construction Company and Lend Lease (US) LMB, with Gensler as lead designer
  • Tutor Perini/Parsons, a joint venture, with STV as lead designer
  • The teams for the design-build project were evaluated on the basis of transportation infrastructure experience and financial capability and bonding capacity, among other criteria. A request for proposals (RFP) will be sent to each of the teams, with the selected team expected to be named later this year.

"The redevelopment of Terminal A is a critical project for our region," said Port Authority Chairman John Degnan. "The Port Authority has a long-standing practice of making its contract opportunities available to business enterprises that are minority- and women-owned. We recognize the great value they bring to the table."

"This project is expected to generate 9,000 job years, $600 million in wages and $3.3 billion in economic activity. The Port Authority welcomes the involvement of these talented individuals and their future contributions to this vital project," said Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye.

The design-build process will allow the Port Authority to combine design and construction services into a single contract to expedite the Terminal A project. Design-build has been used on a number of other Port Authority projects, including the replacement of the Goethals Bridge and the current LaGuardia Airport Terminal B replacement.

The Terminal A project will mean replacement of the existing but outmoded terminal with a modern facility that meets increasing passenger levels, accommodates larger aircrafts and upgrades all supporting infrastructure – all while providing a flexible configuration and layout to allow for unforeseen changes in passenger demand.

Each year, hundreds of certified minority-owned, woman-owned, small and disadvantaged business enterprises (MWSDBEs) play a major role in Port Authority operations, delivering critical services and products that help fuel the world's largest airport system, the East Coast's biggest seaport and the region's most active tunnels, bridges, terminals and the PATH system.

The Port Authority’s goal is to award 12 percent of contracts to minority-owned businesses and 5 percent of contracts to women-owned businesses. The agency also encourages its business partners on the project to adopt or exceed the same goal.

Over the last five years, this commitment to the region’s businesses has produced nearly $2 billion in regional economic activity, $1.2 billion in contracts, more than 10,500 new jobs and $507 million in wages.

Visit the MWBE Outreach Forum Registration Website:

Visit the agency’s website,, to learn more about the contract solicitation process.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit

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