Onvia Video Highlights Seattle HWY99 Tunnel Project

Bertha drill unearths local government economic opportunity for dozens of subcontractors

Jul 10, 2013, 05:00 ET from Onvia

SEATTLE, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Onvia, Inc. (www.onvia.com ; NASDAQ: ONVI), a leading provider of comprehensive government-business market intelligence, announced today the release of the first of a new series of videos telling the story of Bertha, the largest drill in the world and the resultant economic opportunities for contracting companies. Click here to view Bertha. The drilling of the Hwy99 tunnel is a cooperative project involving government agencies and dozens of private companies. The video captures the story of the arrival of Bertha from Japan and the collaboration between the government agencies and private contractors.

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Underway in Onvia's home city of Seattle, the huge SR99 Alaska Way tunnel project is a great example of a big government project on a local level. Opportunities for local Seattle companies to secure a part of the business abound in this multi-year, multi-contractor project funded by federal, state and local governments. The huge and complex tunnel project is managed by two large contractors who have hired and will continue to hire dozens of subcontractors over the next few years, helping to boost the local economy.

"This contract is a joint venture between Dragados USA and Tutor Perini Corporation. Underneath them they have hired more than 50 subcontractors," said Matt Preedy, Deputy Program Administrator. "Projects like this have a big employment benefit overall. Not just for the people working on the job but for the community around them."

Government contractors wishing to see a quick snapshot of the many government bid opportunities available can go to Onvia Market Snapshot. A rich resource of business intelligence, Onvia delivers the kind of state and local government data for projects like this including, long term planning, future spending, award information, recurring contracts and future opportunities to win more government business. 

About Onvia For more than 12 years Onvia has been delivering the research, analytics and tools companies rely on to succeed in the $5.5 trillion government market. Onvia tracks, analyzes and reports the spending of tens of thousands of federal, state and local government agencies, giving companies a single source for conducting open, intelligent and efficient business with government. Along with providing an exclusive suite of integrated business tools for a wide variety of industries, Onvia offers DemandStar, the automated system that streamlines agency procurement processes. For information about Onvia visit www.onvia.com.