Request for Qualifications issued for Hamilton LRT
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT) project.
The RFQ outlines the scope of work required for the Hamilton LRT B-Line, which includes:
- 11 kilometres of new dedicated rapid transit between McMaster University to
- 14 stops along Main Street / King Street corridor with connections to the Hamilton bus network and close to the Hamilton GO Centre station
- An operations, maintenance and storage facility for the light rail vehicles
- Procurement of a fleet of light rail vehicles and operations of the system
The RFQ is the first step in the procurement process to select a team to deliver the project. IO and Metrolinx will evaluate submissions to prequalify project teams with the relevant experience and financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and complexity. Qualified teams will receive an invite to respond to a Request for Proposals, anticipated in summer 2017.
“Our government has been steadfastly focused on delivering better rapid transit options that will help get Ontario moving. Advancing the planning and design for the proposed A-Line BRT based on public input received through the consultation process, while continuing to move forward with the procurement of the B-Line LRT, is proof that we are committed to making your daily commute and travel faster and more convenient than ever before,” said Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation.
- The Hamilton LRT project is procured as a Design, Build, Finance, Operate, Maintain contract using IO’s Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) delivery model. AFP transfers the appropriate risks associated with design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of the project to the private sector.
- Projects that are delivered using IO’s AFP model have a track record of being 96 per cent on budget and 73 per cent on time or within one month of the scheduled substantial completion date.
- Metrolinx has been working closely with the City of Hamilton to further advance the Hamilton LRT project and will continue to work in close partnership as the project progresses.
SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario