RFQ released to enhance Toronto’s Union Station
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and transportation agency Metrolinx have released a request for qualifications (RFQ) to prequalify project teams for a project to enhance downtown Toronto’s Union Station.
The project will involve designing and building transit infrastructure and implementing upgrades at the southernmost part of that station to accommodate the planned expansion of GO rail service. The scope of work includes:
- New platforms with canopies and vertical access elements, such as stairs and elevators.
- Two new tracks to allow for passenger train speeds up to 72 km/h, with associated signal works.
- A new concourse area below the platforms.
- Stormwater management and other building systems.
The RFQ is the first step in the procurement process. Respondents will be evaluated against its criteria, including team composition, experience in collaborative project delivery, health and safety and past project examples.
Interested companies must register with www.merx.com to download the RFQ. The project is being delivered through alliance contracting, whereby the public-sector owner will work collaboratively with private-sector non-owner participants (NOPs) to share risks and responsibilities. As such, the contract value is to be announced following the execution of the project alliance agreement.