Democratic National Committee mum on individual contract values
Published: October 25, 2011
Time posted: 4:24 pm
For those interested in knowing how much the winning bids were for the contracts announced today for the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, it might be tough.
The contract values are confidential, and the DNC committee won’t disclose them. Neither will it disclose the amount of the losing bids or the number of teams that bid on the projects.
Overall, the total 2012 DNC contract is worth approximately $7 million. That’s below than the $12 million price tag of the DNC held in Denver in 2008.
The $7 million includes the contract for the construction manager, which involves a partnership between Charlotte-based Rodgers, Indianapolis-based Hunt Construction Group and Atlanta-based H.J. Russell and Co.; the event architect team, a partnership between Kansas City, Mo.-based Populous and Charlotte-based Neighboring Concepts; and the exposition and event services provider, which will be Hargrove Inc. and its partner, Charlotte-based McFarland Corbitt.
Some in Charlotte’s construction industry have complained about the DNC’s evaluating of bids based on union participation.