AECOM accuses KCI selection committee of ‘moving the goalposts’

One of the companies vying for the Kansas City International Airport contract complained Tuesday that the selection committee was “moving the goalposts” by asking additional questions after all four proposers had made their presentations.

Karl Reichelt, senior managing director with AECOM, said he believed the new questions — asked Tuesday after Monday’s presentations —“create a lot of suspicion” and were “quite unusual, to say the least.”

In essence, AECOM, the lead firm in KCI Partnership bidding for the $1 billion KCI project, believes that it beat other proposers on price. It believes that the new questions will allow the other teams, particularly Burns & McDonnell, to adjust the financial components of their plans.

Reichelt said he believed the questions posed to KCI Partnership were an attempt to “re-litigate” its financial proposal.

Read more: Kansas City Star


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