Calgary TELUS Convention Centre to Enter Negotiations with Prime Consultant

    CALGARY, April 30 /CNW/ - The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre announces
the successful proponent in response to a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Prime
Consultant Services Expanded Convention Centre Facilities. At its April 29th
board meeting, the Calgary Convention Centre Authority (CCCA) accepted the
recommendation of the Selection Committee to enter into negotiations with
local Calgary firm Cohos Evamy integratedesign(TM) and partner LMN Architects.
    The RFP was issued on February 3, 2009 to assist the Calgary Convention
Centre Authority in selecting functional programmers with demonstrated
expertise in developing convention and tradeshow facilities. It was the
decision of the Board to take preliminary steps towards the possibility of
expanded convention centre facilities in Calgary.
    On March 10 the RFP closed and an independent Selection Committee,
chaired by Bob Holmes, reviewed and recommended a short list of firms to be
interviewed. The CCCA has set a goal of concluding an agreement and signing a
contract with Cohos Evamy integratedesign(TM) by May 31, 2009.
    The Prime Consultant will provide services to determine potential sites
for expanded facilities, development of a Master Plan and building design.
    In support of the CCCA's efforts, City Council agreed to provide funding
in the amount of $156,000 (November 17, 2008) to commence a feasibility study
with the remaining balance of $1.0 million being approved on April 27, 2009.

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For further information: Heather Lundy, Director of Marketing,, (403) 261-8514; Harold Perrin, Vice-President

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