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Kansas City will solicit competing bids for airport renovation



After initially working with local engineering firm Burns & McDonnell on an exclusive deal for a new, single-terminal plan for Kansas City International Airport, the city will open the project up to competition. Kansas City officials announced Tuesday that the city has issued a request for qualifications and proposals for firms interested in designing, building and privately financing a new terminal.

The request for proposals for the new KCI, which is expected to cost about $1 billion, stipulates that responses are due by June 20.

More convenient amenities, like close parking with 6,500 spaces and a 750,000-square-foot terminal were listed as requirements in the request, as well as reserving 1 percent of the project’s cost for art.

The proposal will include a clause that allows Burns & McDonnell the ability to meet or beat the best proposal presented as a reward for being the first company to develop a plan for KCI.

Read more: Kansas City Business Journal, Kansas City Star

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