The request for proposals stage has closed for teams to submit their bids to design, build, finance, and maintain the Finch West LRT project.
Following a fair, open and transparent request for qualifications process, three teams were shortlisted and invited to respond to a request for proposals in February 2016. All three teams have submitted their proposals by the December 13 deadline.
The three pre-qualified teams are:
Humber Valley Transit Partners
Developers: SNC-Lavalin, Graham
Contractors: SNC-Lavalin, Graham
Service Provider: SNC-Lavalin, ACI
Financial Advisor: National Bank, Scotia Capital
Mosaic Transit Group
Developers: ACS, Aecon, CRH
Contractors: ACS, Aecon, CRH
Service Provider: ACS, Aecon, CRH
Financial Advisor: RBC Capital Markets
Developers: EllisDon, Bechtel
Contractors: EllisDon, Bechtel
Service Provider: EllisDon, Bechtel, Herzog Transit
Financial Advisor: EllisDon Capital
Highlights of the LRT project include:
- 11 kilometres of new, dedicated light rail transit between Humber College and the new Finch West Subway Station on the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension
- 16 surface stops, a below-grade terminus stop at Humber College, and an underground interchange station (Keele Street and Finch Avenue West) at the TTC’s Finch West Subway Station
- A maintenance and storage facility for the light rail vehicles
- Other required components, such as trackworks, signaling, communications, and public realm infrastructure
In conjunction with the Finch LRT project, the Government of Ontario has opened a new Finch West LRT community office at 2540 Finch Ave. West to serve those living and working in nearby neighbourhoods. The community office will provide up-to-date information about the project directly to the public, in addition to other community outreach initiatives.
Over the next several months, submissions will be evaluated and a preferred proponent is expected to be announced in spring 2018. A fairness monitor is overseeing the entire procurement process.