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Government of Canada Issues Request for Proposals for New Bridge for St. Lawrence

Three Consortia Invited to Bid for Public-Private Partnership

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 07/21/14 -- Infrastructure Canada

The Government of Canada today invited Signature on the St. Lawrence Group, Saint-Laurent Alliance (SLA) and St. Lawrence New Bridge Partnership to participate in a Request for Proposals (RFP), a major milestone for the new bridge for the St. Lawrence corridor project.

The RFP is the second stage of this competitive procurement process. It will result in the selection of a private-sector partner to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the new bridge for the St. Lawrence corridor, which will replace the Champlain Bridge.The RFP contains technical specifications with which the three consortia will have to comply to ensure that the new bridge is safe and reliable, has a 125-year design life and meets the needs of the population. They will also have to comply with the architectural requirements presented by Minister Lebel on June 27, 2014.

The Government of Canada will award a contract to the consortium that meets the technical requirements at the lowest cost to ensure the best value for Canadian taxpayers.

The project is on time, with construction set to begin in the summer of 2015. The Government of Canada is committed to having the new bridge for the St. Lawrence in service in 2018 and to having the remainder of the corridor project, including the reconstruction of Autoroute 15 and the new Ile des Soeurs Bridge, completed by 2020.

An independent fairness monitor reviewed the Request for Qualifications for the new bridge for the St. Lawrence corridor project and attested it was a fair, open and transparent process.

Quick Facts

--  On October 5, 2011, the Government of Canada announced it will be
    building a new bridge for the St. Lawrence.
--  This project will create thousands of jobs and have a positive impact on
    the Canadian economy.


"I am pleased to announce this important phase of the new bridge for the St. Lawrence corridor project-one that will ensure the bridge is built to last 125 years, will be a source of pride for the population, and will deliver value for money for Canadians."

The Honourable Denis Lebel - Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

Related Products

Read about the three consortia invited to participate in the Request for Proposals.

Read about the procurement process for the project.

Read the notice of proposed procurement on BuyandSell.gc.ca.

Additional Links

Details about the new bridge for the St. Lawrence corridor project.

Details about the design of the new bridge for the St. Lawrence.

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Public Works and Government Services Canada

Vincent Rabault
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and
Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
for the Regions of Quebec

Infrastructure Canada
Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
[email protected]

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