TORONTO — A Request for Proposals (RFP) has been issued to five prequalified teams to build and finance the Lakeshore East — Central Corridor Expansion project.
The teams invited to respond to the RFP by Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx include EllisDon Infrastructure Transit, SNC-Lavalin Team, Dragados Canada Inc., Steelhead Constructors and Lakeshore Rail Construction Partners.
The scope of work for the project includes two grade separations (Scarborough Golf Club Road and Morningside Avenue); track grading and drainage work from Galloway Road to Beechgrove Drive, which is approximately 3.4 kilometres; and all supporting infrastructure, including utility relocation along the central segment of the Lakeshore East corridor.
The teams will begin preparing proposals that detail how they will build and finance the project, states a release issued by IO, adding once submissions are received, IO and Metrolinx will evaluate the proposals, select a preferred proponent and then negotiate a final contract. A successful proponent is expected to be announced in winter 2018.
The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Lakeshore East line, adds the release. The prequalified teams were selected based on criteria identified in the Request for Qualifications process that began in August 2017. This included their construction capability, experience, qualified personnel and financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and scope.
The project is being delivered as a build, finance contract using IO’s alternative financing and procurement model.