OTTAWA — The Request for Proposal (RFP) process for construction management services to support the next phase of the Block 2 redevelopment project in Ottawa has been launched.
Announced by Minister of Public Services and Procurement Jean-Yves Duclos Aug. 30, the RFP is open to all construction management companies.
The construction manager is required to analyze and develop the project implementation options, and manage the deconstruction, construction and heritage conservation for the project, a release indicates. The contract is expected to be awarded in early 2024, with preliminary construction activities expected to begin in 2024.
The redesigned block will provide office space for the Senate and the House of Commons to allow for the rehabilitation of the East Block and the Confederation Building, states the release, adding in the long term, it will act as permanent space to allow for the future consolidation of parliamentary accommodations. It will also include renovated retail space on the Sparks Street mall.
“The Block 2 redevelopment project will transform the Parliamentary Precinct into an innovative, accessible and modern complex that will better serve Canadians and meet the needs of Parliament,” said Duclos in the statement. “This Request for Proposal for Block 2 is an important step toward modernizing this historic area.”