TORONTO — The Ontario government has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for the three-stop Scarborough Subway Extension project in Toronto, marking the start of procurement for a stations, rail and systems contract.
Following the receipt of qualifications, Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx will evaluate the submissions and announce a shortlist of qualified proponents in early 2022, stated a recent release.
The shortlisted proponents will be invited to submit detailed proposals on the design and delivery of the work as part of the request for proposals process.
In May, the federal government announced their commitment to fund up to 40 per cent of eligible costs for the Scarborough project and three other priority subway projects in the GTA, including the Ontario Line, the Yonge North Subway Extension and the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension.
“The release of this procurement package for the Scarborough Subway Extension marks another milestone reached on Premier Ford’s transit expansion plan for the people of Scarborough and the GTA,” said Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney, in a statement. “Each project milestone we achieve demonstrates our government’s unwavering commitment to building a world-class, efficient rapid transit network that will cut through congestion, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and get people to where they need to go faster.”
A Preliminary Design Business Case prepared for the project estimated the Scarborough extension will provide 38,000 people with walking distance access to rapid transit and see 105,000 daily boardings by 2041.