The City of Saskatoon (Saskatchewan, Canada) has announced the shortlist for the North Commuter Parkway and Traffic Bridge Replacement PPP project.
Seven applicant teams responded to the request for qualifications (RFQ) launched in mid June. Following a comprehensive evaluation of the submissions, the teams that will participate in the request for proposals (RFP) process are:
The city's project team is currently working with its advisors to finalize the RFP document which will be released to the short-listed firms in December 2014.
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,sco the development of a new bridge crossing in the City's north end, as well as connecting roadways.
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 proposed North Commuter Parkway is a key component of the The Integrated Growth Plan (IGP) adopted by City Council in June 2012, which outlines a transit, land use, roadway, and water and sewer servicing strategy for the growth of Saskatoon to a population for 500,000 people. Formerly called the "North Commuter Bridge", the North Commuter Parkway 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.