Baker Construction Services Lands Strategic Open-End Contract

Pittsburgh (March 12, 2014) - The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, has selected Michael Baker Jr., Inc. (an engineering unit of Michael Baker International, LLC), for a two-year, open-end construction management (CM) services contract, renewable for up to two consecutive renewals of two years each.  The contract demonstrates the Company’s continued growth in delivering comprehensive vertical construction services for the education market segment.

“We are extremely pleased to have been selected for this important contract,” said Baker’s Anthony Fitzpatrick, P.E., CCM, project manager.  “We look forward to continuing our long-standing relationship with PASSHE which dates to 2001, in support of their efforts to improve facilities infrastructure for the entire state-wide university system.  It provides a mechanism for universities throughout Pennsylvania to access highly qualified construction managers and engineers, and Baker’s network of resources and well-positioned office locations in Pennsylvania enables us to provide CM support to any of the state-owned universities.  Our consistent CM success in Pennsylvania positions Baker to become PASSHE’s preferred CM provider.”

The contract retains Baker, via Individual Work Orders, to provide construction management, programming, project management, design-phase services, bid-phase support, coordination and scheduling, cost estimating, constructability reviews, value engineering, reporting and management information systems associated with construction management, LEED support and oversight, construction administration, management, and inspection and claims consulting.

PASSHE comprises 14 state-owned universities:  Bloomsburg, California, Cheyney, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Edinboro, Indiana, Kutztown, Lock Haven, Mansfield, Millersville, Shippensburg, Slippery Rock, and West Chester Universities of Pennsylvania.

About Michael Baker International, LLC 

Michael Baker International, LLC (Baker International), is a leading global provider of engineering and consulting services which includes planning, architectural, environmental, construction, program management, and full life cycle support services as well as information technology and communications services and solutions. Baker provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions in support of U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients.  With more than $1.3 billion in annual revenue, Baker International has more than 6,000 employees in over 90 offices located across the U.S. and internationally. To learn more about Michael Baker International visit:


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