CALGARY, ALTA. – The Green Line Board has approved Bow Transit Connectors and City Link Partners to move forward to the Request for Proposals (RFP) stage of the Calgary Green Line LRT Project.
Both partnerships went through the Request for Qualifications process for Phase 1 which consists of the 18-kilometre core of the Green Line from Shepard to Eau Claire. The Green Line is the largest infrastructure initiative in Calgary’s history.
Bow Transit Connectors consists of Barnard Constructors of Canada, LP, Flatiron Constructors Canada Ltd. and WSP Canada Inc. City Link Partners is made up of Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc., Dragados Canada Inc., Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc., Parsons Inc. and AECOM Canada Ltd.
“Green Line is confidently moving forward with Bow Transit Connectors and City Link Partners, two very strong proponent teams. With extensive competition due to record investment in global transit, to have attracted their collective expertise is a great endorsement of the project,” said Green Line Board chair Don Fairbairn in a statement.
“This is a very strong step for Green Line and speaks to the work done by the city to collaborate with industry to drive interest and investment,” Mayor Jyoti Gondek added.
The submissions were evaluated against technical capabilities, approach, experience and financial capacity and the process was overseen by an external fairness monitor.
“As Bow Transit Connectors and City Link Partners advance through the procurement process, Green Line will connect local contractors and suppliers with the teams to explore project opportunities,” a City of Calgary release said.
The RFP for Phase 1 will be released by the end of Q3 2022 with one of proponents selected in early 2023 as the development partner followed by the launch of a year-long development phase “to allow for collaboration, design progression, and better understanding of risks and costs in an open and transparent manner,” the release stated.
More information on the procurement process is available at Greenline Procurement.