Evan Caplicki focuses his practice on innovative contracting and finance for infrastructure project development. His experience spans the project development process, from advising regarding project delivery options, through procurement and contracting, to contract administration and claims resolution. His 17 years of experience as both transactional and litigation counsel for the myriad parties involved in the process provides a strong platform for structuring projects to meets the client's needs.
Mr. Caplicki is a member of the Design-Build Institute of America, where he sits on the Contracts Task Force and serves as an instructor for DBIA's Contracts and Risk Management course.
He is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Texas Department of Transportation – IH 35E Managed Lanes Project. Leader of the team advising TxDOT on the procurement of an $845 million, 27 mile managed lanes project in Dallas and Denton Counties. The project includes the design and construction of tolled managed lanes, general purpose lanes, collector-distributor roads and bridges and optional long-term maintenance of the project's managed lanes component. Services include advising on procurement issues and strategies, preparation of procurement and contract documents, facilitation of the procurement and evaluations, and assistance in administering the project post-conditional award.
California Department of Transportation – Presidio Parkway Project. Member of the team that prepared and advised on the procurement and contract documents for the $1.1 billion Presidio Parkway Project, the third highway project to be developed through an availability payment public-private partnership (P3) in the United States and the first procurement initiated under California's 2009 P3 law. The deal reached financial close on June 14, 2012. Work included advising on procurement issues and strategies, preparation of procurement documents, and facilitation of the procurement and evaluations.
Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority – Knik Arm Crossing Project. Member of the team assisting with the structuring and procurement of a design-build-finance-operate-maintain project for the Knik Arm Crossing, a $700 million, two-mile toll bridge. This project will be Alaska's first P3 transportation project. Work includes advising on procurement issues and preparation of procurement documents.
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority – Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Program. Special design-build counsel for the proposed Berryessa Extension Project, an estimated $2.1 billion, 10-mile extension of the existing Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system into the Silicon Valley to be funded through the Federal Transit Administration's New Starts program. The Authority awarded the design-build contract to joint venture firm Skanska-Shimmick-Herzog in December 2011. Work included advising on the use of the design-build delivery method, preparation of contract documents, and review of technical specifications.
Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority – Sound Transit South Link Design-Build Project. Lead member of the team helping develop documents for the Authority's South 200th Street design-build project, a $169 million, 1.5 mile elevated light rail line extending the Sound Transit system from the SeaTac/Airport Station. Work included advising on procurement issues and strategies and preparation of procurement documents.
Utah Department of Transportation – I-15 CORE Project. Member of the team that advised on the $1.1 billion I-15 design-build project to add two lanes, extend the express lane, rebuild and reconfigure 10 freeway interchanges, replace and restore 55 bridges, and provide additional improvements without decreasing the number of lanes during the majority of construction. The Department used an innovative procurement methodology, selecting the proposer who offered to deliver the improvements that provided the best value for a fixed price set by the Department. Best value was determined with reference to the ability of the proposer to meet or exceed the project's goals, values, and requirements, as set forth in the procurement documents. Services included assisting in the preparation of the procurement and contract documents.
Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority – Light Rail Project. Member of the team advising on design-build procurement and contract administration matters for development of a 15.2 mile light rail line that will eventually extend from downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica. The first phase of this $2.4 billion project, from Los Angeles to Culver City, opened in the spring of 2012. Work includes the review and preparation of contract documents and assisting in the administration of the contracts.
San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority – Water Transportation System. Member of the team serving the Authority's general counsel, with comprehensive authority over the San Francisco Bay Area's water transportation system. Role includes preparing procurement documents and design-build contracts for the Authority's ferries, berthings and operating facilities. Services included advising on use of the design-build delivery process, preparation of contract documents, and review of technical specifications.