Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three shortlisted teams to design, build, and finance the GO Transit station improvements on the Stouffville Corridor.
The teams were selected based on criteria identified in the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process that began in July 2016. Selection criteria included design and construction capability, experience, and financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and complexity.
The shortlisted teams are:
The RFP outlines the scope of work required for three stations on the Stouffville Corridor:
Teams will now begin preparing proposals that will detail how they will design, build and finance the project. Once submissions are received, IO and Metrolinx will evaluate the proposals, select a preferred bidder and then negotiate a final contract. A fairness monitor will oversee the entire process and the successful bidder is expected to be announced in spring 2017.
This work on the Stouffville corridor is part of a larger, system-wide plan to improve overall GO Transit service, including the delivery of GO Regional Express Rail (RER) by 2024-25. To support transit improvements, Metrolinx will be undertaking major infrastructure upgrades, including additional track, GO station modifications, improved rail crossings, required systems for electrification, and new locomotives and train control systems to enable more frequent service.
Ontario is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province’s history — about CAD160 billion (US$120 billion) over 12 years, which is supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province with projects such as hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit. Since 2015, the province has announced support for more than 475 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life.
Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation said:
“Making station improvements along the Stouffville Corridor will make it easier for people to choose transit first, building on our plans to strengthen the GO rail network with faster, more frequent GO train service."
Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure, stated:
“Investing in transit infrastructure is one of the ways we are helping to build Ontario up. Our government recognizes the importance of keeping people and goods moving, and I am pleased that we are moving forward with plans for GO transit expansion in Stouffville.”