Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to two prequalified teams to design, build and finance the Union Station Enhancement project. The prequalified teams are: EllisDon Infrastructure Transit (EllisDon Civil Ltd., AECOM Canada Ltd., EllisDon Capital) and Graham Construction Rail Solutions (Graham Construction & Engineering LP, RJC Engineers, Graham Capital Partners).
The scope of work for the Union Station Enhancement project includes the replacement of 4 existing tracks and two narrow platforms with two new tracks and two wider platforms, the expansion and construction of platforms, protection for level boarding, the development of a new contiguous concourse area below.
The two teams were selected based on criteria which included applicable design, construction experience and capacity to finance a project of this size and complexity. Teams invited to respond to the RFP will begin preparing proposals that detail how they will design, build and finance the project.
Once submissions are received, Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx will evaluate the proposals, select a preferred bidder and then negotiate a final contract. A successful bidder is expected to be announced in winter 2018. A fairness monitor will oversee the entire procurement process.
“We are connecting communities by investing in Union Station, a world-class transit hub. The new platform and concourse will help meet a growing ridership and build a truly integrated and accessible transportation system as we continue to deliver on our commitment to provide GO Regional Express Rail to thousands of commuters across the GTHA and beyond,” Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Transportation, said.