CALGARY, ALTA.—A major step has been taken for Calgary’s Green Line project.
The city has released the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Phase 1, from Shepard to Eau Claire, the largest infrastructure project to be constructed in Calgary’s history. Phase 1 includes constructing the 18 kilometre core of the Green Line.
Officials say it will be the most technically complex section of the new LRT line and will support future expansion to the north and south.
The city explained its procurement strategy for Phase 1 allows the Green Line Board to select a development partner in early 2023 following the Request for Proposal stage, from the RFQ short-listed candidates. The development partner will be expected to work with the Green Line team on design progression providing flexibility to innovate, optimize and manage cost, risk and schedule concerns. The development phase is expected to take roughly one year.
“Following extensive consultation with the market and alignment of all funding partners, the Green Line Board has approved a collaborative procurement strategy to build Phase 1 of the Green Line LRT project,” said Don Fairbairn, chair of the Green Line Board, in a statement. “The RFQ is a significant step towards delivering this important city-shaping project.”
Phase 1 will connect southeast Calgary to the downtown and into the existing LRT and four MAX BRT routes while building:
- 18 kilometres of LRT track
- 13 stations including underground and elevated station buildings
- Bridge structures
- Park and Ride facilities
- A maintenance storage facility for light rail vehicles.
Officials added their procurement strategy is also expected to allow for additional long lead procurement items and work packages to be issued earlier which will reduce project and schedule risk and continue to support local job creation.
For more information on the procurement process visit calgary.ca/greenline.