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March 7, 2011


Hiring of another company proposed for arena project management

by Deena Winter

Another company may be added to the list of contractors managing the $340 million arena project Lincoln is embarking upon in a railyard west of the Haymarket.

The Joint Public Agency overseeing financing and construction of the project will be asked Thursday to terminate the temporary contract that SAIC Energy, Environment & Infrastructure (formerly Benham Companies) has been working under for about five months and approve a regular contract with SAIC worth $4.4 million that lasts through the fall of 2013. SAIC is the program manager — they coordinate budget controls and progress to make sure the project gets done on time and on budget.

Interestingly, the new contract adds a subcontractor called PC Sports of San Antonio, Texas, to serve as project manager for the arena portion. Their contract is worth $913,500 — or $30,450 a month. According to public documents, SAIC will provide PC Sports free office space, document control and support and administrative support. The documents don’t indicate whether this is an increase in the projected budget for program management.

PC Sports was founded in 2001 and according to its web site, the company provided project management services for the AT&T Center in San Antonio, the Sprint Center in Kansas City and the KFC Yum! Center (please don’t let us get such a dorky arena name!) in Louisville, Ky.

The JPA will consider the new arrangement during its meeting at 9 a.m. on Thursday at city hall, 555 S. 10th St.

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. The Observer
    Mar 8 2011

    Why would the city add yet another layer of bureaucracy to the already-complicated organizational chart? By my count, we’ve got a JPA, program manager, project manager and Dan Marvin project manager. Now we’re adding another program manager? Hope they can keep track of who’s in charge.

  2. fred
    Mar 8 2011

    Another layer of bureaucracy….

  3. Mar 9 2011


    Really – right description The new contractor add the subcontractor called pc Sports of San Antonio, Texas, to serve as project manager for the arena portion. project management services

  4. Terry Gill
    Mar 9 2011

    What Deena? No blogs about the Journal Star article about how Jon Camp is fighting Dave Landis over a parking garage location when there’s a blatant conflict of interest that Camp even admits. Big shocker that you’re not covering this Deena


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