TORONTO: Ontario has shortlisted three teams each to advance tunnelling work on the Scarborough Subway Extension and the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension projects, part of the largest subway expansion in the province’s history.
Teams were shortlisted based on criteria identified in the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process that began in March
Criteria included design and construction experience and the financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and complexity. Teams with the top three scores were then shortlisted for each project.
“Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, said: “The market has responded in an overwhelmingly positive manner and this shortlist is made up of a strong mix of Canadian and international bidders.”
These teams will be invited to respond to a Request for Proposals (RFP) to begin preparing their submissions that detail how they will deliver the project. Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx expect to award these tunneling contracts in mid-2021.
In April 2019, the province announced its new Subway Transit Plan for the GTA with a preliminary estimated cost of $28.5 billion.