Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three teams shortlisted to design, build, and finance the Milton Corridor project. This project is part of Metrolinx’s work to provide faster, more frequent and convenient transit service across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), as part of the GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program.

The shortlisted teams and their prime team members are:

Milton Transit Group

  • Applicant Lead: Aecon Group Inc., Buttcon
  • Construction Team: Aecon Group Inc., Buttcon
  • Design Team: Stantec, RJC
  • Financial Advisor: Aecon Concessions

Milton Integrated Transit Team

  • Applicant Lead: Sacyr Construccion S.A., Grascan Construction Ltd.
  • Construction Team: Sacyr Construccion S.A., Grascan Construction Ltd.
  • Design Team: AECOM, Zeidler Partnership Architects
  • Financial Advisor: KPMG Corporate Finance Inc.

Ledcor MM Partners

  • Applicant Lead: Ledcor Industries Inc.
  • Construction Team: Ledcor, Soncin Construction Ltd.
  • Design Team: IBI Group, Morrison Hershfield
  • Financial Advisor: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

The teams were selected based on criteria identified in the Request for Qualifications process that began in November 2017. Criteria included design and construction experience and the financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and complexity.

These teams are now invited to respond to the RFP and will begin preparing proposals that detail how they will design, build, and finance the project. IO and Metrolinx will evaluate the proposals, select a preferred proponent, and award a final contract, which is expected to be announced in winter 2019. A fairness monitor is overseeing the entire procurement process.

The RFP outlines the scope of work required for the project:

Milton GO Station

  • New station building;
  • Reconfiguration and expansion of parking lot layouts, bus loop and passenger pick-up/drop-offs;
  • Accessible connections to train and bus platforms;
  • Reconfiguration and expansion of existing rail platform to an island platform with pedestrian tunnel connections and infrastructure to support future layover of trains;
  • Upgrade of parking lot and additional parking spaces; and
  • Improved pedestrian and cyclist connections and bicycle storage.

Meadowvale GO Station

  • New station building;
  • Reconfiguration of parking lot layouts, bus loop and passenger pick-up/drop-offs;
  • Accessible connections to train and bus platforms;
  • Repair and replacement of damaged catch basins and storm sewer lines;
  • Upgrade of parking lot; and
  • Improved pedestrian and cyclist connections and bicycle storage.

Station Operations West Facility

  • Partial demolition and retrofit/renovation of a vacant office and warehouse facility; to accommodate future office, warehouse and parking needs for GO operations;
  • New secured fleet vehicle parking lot; and
  • Improved pedestrian connections.

The project is being delivered as a Design Build Finance (DBF) contract using Infrastructure Ontario’s Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) model, which transfers risks associated with design, construction and financing of the project to the private sector.

A copy of the RFP is available at www.infrastructureontario.ca.

The Government of Ontario is investing $21.3 billion to transform the GO rail network from a commuter transit system to a regional rapid transit system.

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