City of Winnipeg releases RFQ for the Capital Integration P3 Project

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City of Winnipeg releases RFQ for the Capital Integration P3 Project

The City of Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada, has launched a request for qualifications (RFQ) for the Capital Integration public-private partnership (P3) project.

The Capital Integration Project is comprised of significant infrastructure components in the southwest quadrant of the city including the completion of Stage 2 of the Southwest Transitway, the addition of active transportation infrastructure, and the renewal and expansion of the Pembina Underpass. Drainage works associated with the project will also be coordinated with the Cockburn-Calrossie combined sewer relief project that is currently underway.

The project will be developed on a design, build, finance, operate, maintain (DBFOM) basis.

A key component of Capital Integration Project P3 is that the private partner will maintain it over a 30-year concession period from 2019 until 2049, at which point it will be turned back over to the City in as-new condition. The operations/maintenance component will not include the operation or maintenance of Winnipeg Transit buses which will remain the responsibility of Winnipeg Transit.

Once the RFQ closes on November 21, 2014 City staff will evaluate the RFQ submissions and a shortlist of three qualified proponents will be announced in early 2015. Soon after the shortlisted proponents are selected, the Request for Proposals (RFP) will be released to the shortlisted proponents. Of those three, a successful proponent will be selected and announced in early 2016.

Construction of the Capital Integration Project is expected to begin in 2016, with completion in late 2019. Following a period of testing, training and commissioning, Transit operations on the new transitway are expected to commence in April 2020.

Integration of these infrastructure improvements will help accommodate anticipated population growth in southwest Winnipeg that is expected to lead to an estimated 50 per cent traffic increase on Pembina Highway by 2031. Once completed, the Capital Integration Project improvements, which are consistent with the Council-approved Transportation Master Plan (2011), will allow for transportation options (buses, active transportation, cars, and trucks) to operate in a more sustainable and integrated manner.

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