BidClerk reports 39.8% increase in construction projects actively bidding

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Area of construction for Walmart Supercenter in Tampa/Clearwater

For major-metro regions in Florida, including Jacksonville, FL; Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL; Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL; Tallahassee, FL; and Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL, the BidClerk Construction Index™ (BCI) reported that there was a 39.8% increase in construction projects that were actively bidding. Private construction activity increased 5.4% and public construction increased as well, rising 66.7%. The total value of all the Florida Major-Metro projects reported on BidClerk that bid in the 2nd quarter of 2013 was $4,178,988,643.

In a quarter-over-quarter analysis for all construction projects that were actively bidding, the 2nd quarter 2013 BCI report showed that the major-metro regions in Florida experienced a modest increase of 3.9%. First quarter public projects increased 8.1%, while private projects declined (-3.6%) compared to the 1stquarter of 2013.

One of the high-profile projects that BidClerk reported on for the 2nd quarter was the Walmart Supercenter #3197, in Tampa. The project value is $10,632,600. The contract for general contracting was awarded to MLB Construction, Malta, NY. The project architect is BRR Architecture, Merriam, KS. The project began construction in June 2013.

In a year-over-year analysis for the Miami region, combined public and private construction projects that were actively bidding increased 30.5% compared to one year ago. A BCI quarter-over-quarter analysis revealed that combined private and public construction projects that were actively bidding in Miami increased 4.8% compared to data reported in the 1st quarter of 2013.

In a year-over-year analysis for the Orlando region, combined public and private construction projects that were actively bidding increased 46.6% compared to one year ago. BCI quarter-over-quarter analysis for the 2nd quarter 2013 showed that combined private and public construction projects that were actively bidding in the Orlando region increased 21.7%.

In a year-over-year analysis for the Tampa-St. Pete region, combined public and private construction projects that were actively bidding increased 40.3% compared to one year ago. BCI’s quarter-over-quarter analysis revealed that combined private and public construction projects that were actively bidding in the Tampa-St. Pete region experienced an increase of just 1.0%.

The Florida regions surveyed for this report include Jacksonville, FL; Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL; Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL; Tallahassee, FL; and Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL.

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