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The City of Saskatoon (Saskatchewan, Canada) has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for the North Commuter Parkway and Traffic Bridge Replacement PPP project.
The project is part of the City's Bridging to Tomorrow initiative. Dan Willems, the City's Bridging to Tomorrow initiative, stated:
The RFQ stage is crucial as it gives us the information we need to ensure the best teams with the best experience and qualifications move on to the Request For Proposals (RFP) stage, where they'll provide more details like bridge designs and roadway alignments for the projects. This procurement process is very comprehensive and will clearly identify the most qualified private sector partner to work with the City on this important project.
The Government, through the P3 Canada Fund, will provide an investment of up to CAD$66 million for the project. The Province of Saskatchewan will contribute with a total investment of CAD$50 million. The project cost is estimated at CAD$250 million.
The project will be developed on a design, build, finance, operation and maintenance (DBFOM) basis. It involves the replacement of the 107-year-old Traffic Bridge in the City's downtown core, the development of a new bridge crossing in the City's north end, as well as connecting roadways.
Interested parties must submit their qualification documents on or before 10 September 2014.
Formerly called the "North Commuter Bridge", the North Commuter Parkway PPP project will link the Marquis Industrial area with the University Heights area, by extending Marquis Drive across the South Saskatchewan River and connecting to McOrmond Drive at Fedoruk Drive.
See RFQ announcement: