IO, Metrolinx release RFQ for Union Station enhancement project

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Union Station Enhancement project.

IO says the project’s goal is to design and construct transit infrastructure and implement upgrades at the southernmost part of Union Station to accommodate GO rail service increases, improve customer experiences, and enable the planned expansion of GO rail services.

The RFQ is the first step in the procurement process. Respondents to the RFQ will be evaluated against the criteria in the RFQ 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 RFQ submission deadline is Dec. 17 at 2 p.m.  Questions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 3.

IO says in a statement that the project is being delivered through the Alliance model. Alliance contracting is a model of delivering major capital assets, where a public sector agency works collaboratively with private sector parties (Non- Owner Participants or NOPs) to share the project delivery risks and responsibilities.

The scope of work includes:

  • Construction of new platforms, with canopies and vertical access elements, such as stairs and elevators;
  • Construction of two new tracks designed to allow for future passenger train speed up to 45mph, with associated signal works;
  • Construction of a new concourse area below the platforms; and
  • Storm water management system and other building systems.

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