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District Seve

District Seve

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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONCONTRACTS ADMINISTRATION OFFICE 
MARKET ANALYSIS SECTIONDISTRICT SEVENBID MONITORING AND MARKET ANALYSIS STUDY
Market Analysis SectionKwan-Li LingReviewed by: Nasser PourfarzanehJune 15, 2010 
CONFIDENTIAL
Per 337.168 F.S.
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TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION ………………………………………………1SELECTION CRITERIA …………………………………………………. 1SELECT MODEL ………………………………………….………………… 2Proposal/Bid Analysis 3MARKET SHARE 4Market Share Analysis …………………………………………….. 7-8VENDOR COMPETITION ……………………………………………… 9-10VENDOR ACTIVITY MAPS …11Ajax Paving …………………………………………………….. 11Apac-Southeast ………………………………………………12D.A.B. Constructors ………………………………………………… 13Cone & Graham …………………………………………………… 14Findings …………………………………………………………………15-16SUBCONTRACT ANALYSIS …………………………………………….. 17-18PRICE ANALYSIS …..……………………………………………19-21ADDENDUM .... 22-25SUMMARY ……………………………………………………………… 26-272
 
INTRODUCTION
This study monitors proposal and bidding patterns and performs market share analysis,vendor competition analysis, pricing analysis in District Seven. The data was collected withspecifications listed in Selection Criteria indicated below. The goal is to search for signs of bidcollusion, such as:
Rotation bid; vendors take turns to be low bidder 
Prices mysteriously drop when a new bidder enters the market
Primary winner subcontracts to one or more primary losers
Sham bid; vendor agrees not to bid and receives a subcontract or payoff for return
Identical line item but prices vary a lot on different contracts that are close in time or location
Complementary bid; vendor intentionally bids high to lose
Bids are very close; vendors might know each other’s price
Some part of contract bidding low and inexplicably high in another part
SELECTION CRITERIA 
Area of Study
:District Seven, a total of five counties (Citrus, Hernando,Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas)
Contract Letting Date
:January 01, 2003 to December 31, 2008
Contract Types
:All Construction and Traffic Operation contractslet by Central Office and District Seven.
Contract Letting Status:
All
 
awarded contracts selected.
Contract Awarded Amount:
> $250,000.
BAMS/DSS Models:
Select Model, Market Share Model, Vendor CompetitionModel, Line Item Profile Model.
Other:
Identifying asphalt facility locations by using LIMSDatabase report and telephone call to verify and updatethe most recent change of facility location together within-house vendor maps, Microsoft Excel, DOT ApplicationSoftware CPP, CPQ and GIS View.3

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