Port of Houston Considers Contracts

Tuesday, September 25, 2007
The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority (PHA) will consider $1.4m in contracts and projects for the Bayport container and cruise terminals to permit it to meet future demands -- including a new 50-acre container yard -- that will require heavy-capacity forklift and yard tractors. Among the considerations are: a change order to McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. for Bayport Terminal Complex Phase 1 Container Yard -- Stage 1 for $186,929; a change order to Morganti Texas, Inc., for Bayport Cruise Terminal Complex -- Phase 1 Terminal Building for $180,938; a $68,000 increase in the professional services contract to Lockwood Andrews and Newnam, Inc. for Bayport Phase 1A Container Yard; approval of specifications and advertising and receipt of competitive sealed proposals for the purchase of one 49,000-pound capacity forklift machine for Bayport Container Terminal for $280,000; approval of specifications and advertising and receipt of competitive sealed proposals for the purchase of eight yard tractors for Bayport Container Terminal for an estimated $650,000.

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