Connecticut State Pier Infrastructure Improvement Project

Kiewit has been selected as Construction Manager for the Connecticut State Pier Infrastructure Improvement Project. In support of the objectives of the Connecticut Port Authority, we are committed to engaging the local community by providing access to information and opportunities.


The Connecticut Port Authority is planning improvements to transform the State Pier in New London into a state-of-the-art heavy-lift capable port facility that will accommodate a wide variety of cargoes, including wind turbine generator staging and assembly. The State Pier infrastructure improvements are designed to address identified facility shortcomings and enhance the State Pier facility and site conditions to accommodate future cargo needs and capitalize on opportunities for the State of Connecticut.

The Connecticut Port Authority has the following goals for the project:

  • Build a professional and collaborative project team.
  • Complete the Project in a safe manner.
  • Design and construct the Project within the allowable budget.
  • Maximize beneficial re-use of existing soils and sediments.
  • Optimize schedule for delivery of the works.
  • Use innovative design & construction practices.
  • Maintain public trust and confidence in the Project.

Set-Aside Program – S/MBE Participation Requirements

The project has the following participation requirements in alignment with section 4a-60g(a)(3) of the Connecticut General Statutes, (the “set-aside program”):

  • 25% of the total value of the construction or a portion of subcontracts shall be awarded to small contractors (SBEs)
  • Of that portion to be set aside to small contractors, 25% must be reserved (minimum 6.25% of the total values) for awards to minority business enterprises (MBEs)
  • Each trade contractor shall also be required to submit a set aside plan for its scope of work and utilization of lower-tier S/MBE subcontractors.

For additional project information, please visit: 



  • January 28, 2021 – Project Information Session: Download a PDF of the presentation here. Click here to access a full recording of the event.
  • March 3, 2021 – Pre-Bid Outreach – Early Works & Initial Site Set-Up: Download a PDF of the presentation here. Click here to access a full recording of the event.
  • April 13, 2021 – Pre-bid Outreach Event: Major Work Packages. Download a PDF of the presentation here. Click here to access a full recording of the event.
  • May 13, 2021 – Pre-bid Outreach Event: Utility & Support Work Packages. Download a PDF of the presentation here. Click here to access a full recording of the event.
  • June 17, 2021 – Pre-Bid Outreach Event: Site Restoration and Completion.  Download a pdf of the presentation here.  Click here to access a full recording of the event.




PackageBid Due Date
22 – Owner Inspection Vehicles (Golf Carts)June 25, 2021
24 – WatermainJune 25, 2021
27 – Drilled Shafts for High Mast LightsJune 25, 2021
29 – Asphalt PavingJune 22, 2021
30 – Line StripingJune 25, 2021


PackageBid Due Date
28 – TrackworkBid Package Pending
32 – Site Finished WorkBid Package Pending


Kiewit believes in partnering and investing in the local, small, and diverse businesses in the communities where we work and live. We have a track record of meeting or exceeding participation goals on projects, locally and nationwide.

We evaluate companies on different criteria based on specific project requirements. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • Safety performance
  • Proven quality
  • Certification
  • Insurance and bonding capability
  • On-time performance
  • Years in business
  • Reputation
  • Past performance with Kiewit or Client
  • Value-added products or services

*Contractors performing work on this project will be required to sign a Project Specific Labor Agreement.


Contact us at: [email protected]


Kiewit is committed to providing resources, information, and support to local, small, and diverse businesses seeking opportunities to participate on the Project.

Certification Info

Small and Minority Businesses must be certified by the Division of the State Procurement, Office of Supplier Diversity prior to commencing work for their participation to be counted toward attainment of the Participation Goals. The Office of Supplier Diversity publishes an online directory, which provides information regarding available S/MBEs in all or nearly all construction trades, as well as providers of all types of goods and services.

For details on the Small or Minority Business Enterprise certification process and requirements, visit:




Kiewit will maximize opportunities for local S/MBE firms through dividing work into economically feasible packages to assist diverse-owned businesses and ensure equitable and meaningful participation; Actively seeking out diverse businesses that will bring additional value to the project; Building upon new and existing subcontractor relationships to foster long-term partnerships; Fostering the development and growth of existing and potential diverse business partners; and Partnering with community and industry organizations focused on supporting small and diverse businesses.

Kiewit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.