The request for proposals period for the Scarborough/Sheppard maintenance and storage facility project is now closed and bids have been received from each of the shortlisted teams.
Companies from all over the world participated in a fair and competitive process that reviewed and evaluated their ability to design, construct, maintain and finance the new facility, Infrastructure Ontario said in a news release.
The shortlisted bidders include: Plenary Infrastructure, Sheppard Facility Development Group, and Sheppard Transit Partners. Their bids will be evaluated over the next couple months.
The new Scarborough/Sheppard maintenance and Storage facility will provide essential services for the new light rail vehicles operating on the Scarborough and Sheppard East LRT lines, which are part of Metrolinx’s The Big Move. The building will feature a car-house, storage track, brake test track, traction power substation and railroad machinery.
Following evaluations, Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx will select a preferred proposal, and then negotiate a final contract with the preferred bidder. The entire process is being overseen by a fairness monitor and the successful team will be announced in fall 2013. A copy of the request for proposals is available on Infrastructure Ontario’s website at www.infrastructureontario.ca.