Today, the City of Winnipeg's Chief Peguis Trail Extension Project team announced that the first phase of the Project's procurement process — the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) phase — is complete.
(for more details, please read the full media release below)
WINNIPEG – July 21, 2009 - Today, the City of Winnipeg's Chief Peguis Trail Extension Project team announced that the first phase of the Project's procurement process — the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) phase — is complete.
The RFQ, which was issued this past March, received a number of submissions, all of which met the minimum requirements specified. The three highest-scoring respondents have been short-listed to respond to the Project's Request for Proposals (RFP). They will receive the RFP, which is presently being finalized, before the end of 2009.
The City of Winnipeg's Manager of Capital Projects, Preetipal Paul, said, "The City is making excellent progress on the project and we are continuing on schedule." He added, "The quality of the submissions we received was excellent. The Project's Fairness Advisor, Knowles Consultancy Services Inc., has observed the RFQ process, from submission close until selection of the short-listed respondents, and attested to the fact that the RFQ was an open, fair, and competitive process."
The three short-listed respondents are consortia, project-oriented groups of leading firms which joined forces to make submissions to the RFQ for the Design, Build, Financing & Maintenance of the Chief Peguis Trail Extension Project. The three short-listed respondents are (in alphabetical order):
Chief Peguis Constructors: Members of the Team are Nelson River Construction Inc., Stonebridge Financial Corporation, AECOM Canada Ltd., and M.D. Steele Construction Ltd.
DBF2 Ltd: Members of the Team are Terracon Development Ltd., Bituminex Paving Ltd., Taillieu Construction Ltd., Gateway Construction & Engineering Ltd., Genivar Consultants Limited Partnership, Kupskay Consulting Ltd., and Fengate Capital Management Ltd.
Peter Kiewit Sons Co.: Members of the Team are Dwayne Serafin and Guy Philippe Decarie.
The Chief Peguis Trail Extension Project is proceeding in keeping with a DBFM (design-build-finance-maintain) model of procurement. This model provides extended lifecycle benefits, by providing for the transfer of upfront financing costs, overall project cost certainty, transfer of risk to the private sector, and transfer of maintenance costs for the term of the project. Planning details can be found on the Project's web site: http://winnipeg.ca/publicworks/MajorProjects/ChiefPeguisTrail/
Construction of the current Chief Peguis Trail Extension Project is expected to begin in 2010.