Bidders Shortlisted for New GO Transit Rail Maintenance Facility
TORONTO, March 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario
released a request for proposals to the three teams shortlisted to
submit proposals to design, build, finance and maintain a new
maintenance facility for GO transit.
The new maintenance facility is part of Metrolinx's continued commitment
to improving public transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
At more than 600,000 square feet, the East Rail maintenance facility
accommodate light and heavy train maintenance work
provide additional train storage to support GO Transit's planned service
expansions, such as two-way, all-day train service
provide daily maintenance for up to 22 12-car passenger trains
The project will make public transit more reliable in the region and
will support Metrolinx's regional transportation plan, The Big Move.
Over the last several months, numerous companies participated in a
rigorous competitive request for qualifications process that reviewed
and evaluated their abilities in design, construction, facilities
management and financing in order to deliver the new maintenance
facility. From this process, the three highest-scoring companies were
shortlisted and invited to respond to a request for proposals.
The shortlisted bidders and their prime team members include:
East Rail Development Group
Integrated Rail Partners
Plenary Infrastructure ERMF
Dragados Canada Inc.
Geo. A. Kelson Company Ltd.
Guild Electric Ltd.
Aecon Construction Group Inc.
Balfour Beatty Group Canada Inc.
Black & McDonald Ltd
Sowinski & Sullivan Architects
Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd.
Kiewit Canada Development Corp.
Bird Design Build Construction Inc.
Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co.
Toronto Terminals Railway
Arup Canada Inc.
Industrial Electrical Contractors Ltd.
Infrastructure Ontario is working with Metrolinx to deliver the project.
They will evaluate the submissions, select a preferred proposal, and
then negotiate a final contract. A copy of the request for proposals is
available at www.infrastructureontario.ca.
The company selected for the East Rail maintenance facility will pursue
LEED® Silver or greater designation by incorporating sustainable
practices in its design and construction plans.
The entire procurement process is being overseen by a fairness monitor
and the successful team will be announced in fall 2013.
The project will proceed under Infrastructure Ontario's alternative
financing and procurement delivery model - a public-private partnership
model that transfers project risks to the private sector and ensures
projects are delivered on time and on budget.
The federal government will provide a portion of the funding for
eligible construction costs. The Province of Ontario and Metrolinx will
be responsible for the remaining costs.
The Big Move is Metrolinx's regional transportation plan for the Greater Toronto and
Hamilton Area. It will provide residents and businesses with a transportation system that is
modern, efficient and integrated.
Find out more about GO Transit, PRESTO, and the Union Pearson Express, divisions of Metrolinx.
"The new maintenance and storage facility supports GO Transit's
expansion, including our commitment to bring two-way, all-day GO train
service to commuters in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The new
Ontario government is committed to providing public transit investments
to make taking transit a better choice for commuters and to reduce
traffic congestion on our roads."
— Glen Murray, Minister of Transportation and Minister of Infrastructure
"Critical to the realization of The Big Move, the construction of the East Rail maintenance facility will increase
our maintenance and storage capacity, and enable more frequent and
efficient GO Transit service to the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area."
— Bruce McCuaig, President and CEO, Metrolinx
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SOURCE: Infrastructure Ontario
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