Three consortia have been shortlisted to bid on a project to build a new data centre for the Ontario Government in Guelph.
The three teams, which include consulting engineering firms, have been invited to bid for the design, build, finance and maintenance contract. The teams are:
*Infusion, consisting of: Bilfinger Berger BOT, John Laing Infrastructure, RBC Capital Markets, Rybka, EYP Mission Critical Facilities, Murphy Hilgers, Black and Macdonald, and Aecon Group.
*Plenary Group, consisting of Plenary Group, Deutsche Bank, PCL Constructors, Modern Niagara, Plan Group, Adamson Associates, Smith and Anderson, and Johnson Controls.
*ITS (Integrated Team Solutions) consisting of: EllisDon Corp., Diamond and Schmitt, Fengate / LPF Infrastructure Fund, Honeywell, Lapas Consulting Engineers, Guild Electric, Geo. A. Kelson Company, and Andronowski & Associates.
The building is to be constructed on a 25-acre site on Southgate Drive. Its first phase will make it the largest data centre for the government. According to the city of Guelph, the city was selected because of its multiple sources of energy, its access to hydro and telecommunications infrastructure.
A winning team for the project is expected to be selected in early 2008, with construction scheduled to begin shortly after.