OTTAWA, Nov. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada today awarded a
contract to IBI Group to further the work on the Government of Canada's
commitment to a new bridge for the St. Lawrence.
The contract, in the amount of $1,094,218 (taxes included), entails
preparatory studies and writing of technical requirements to help
identify options for the operation of intelligent transportation
systems, lighting systems, and electronic tolling systems for the new
bridge for the St. Lawrence.
The intelligent transportation systems will incorporate various
information and communication technologies that will give road users an
efficient, safe and sustainable transportation network. They will also
help users travel quickly and safely by informing them of any delay or
other situation that may impact their travel. These systems will
additionally enable a continuous flow of goods.
The preparatory studies will include the following:
assessment of relevant intelligent transportation system options, in
particular traffic management systems, user information systems, safety
systems and monitoring of traffic;
assessment of technological compatibility and information sharing with
systems used by other organizations, for electronic systems and
recommended design criteria for these systems; and
description of needs for electrical and lighting systems.
The work also includes:
preparation of preliminary design drawings for intelligent
transportation systems, tolling systems, and electrical and lighting
writing of technical specifications and performance criteria for
intelligent transportation systems, electrical and lighting systems,
and electronic tolling systems, to be incorporated in bid or proposal
documentation for the next phases of the project; and
preparation of cost estimates for installation, maintenance and
long-term operation of intelligent transportation systems, electrical
and lighting systems, and electronic tolling systems.
Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) managed the
procurement process for this contract and ensured that it was carried
out in a manner that was competitive and fair, resulting in the best
value for Canadian taxpayers. A fairness monitor oversaw the
procurement process and PWGSC's integrity measures were applied.
On October 5, 2011, the Government of Canada announced that it would
build new infrastructure to replace the Champlain Bridge. This bridge
is one of the busiest in Canada, with $20 billion worth of
international trade crossing it every year. It is a crucial corridor
for the regional economy and for Canada as a whole. The project also
meets the objectives of Canada's gateway strategies.
SOURCE: Government of Canada
For further information:
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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