Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT) project.
The RFQ outlines the scope of work required for the Hamilton LRT B-Line, which includes:
- 11 kilometres of new dedicated rapid transit between McMaster University to Queenston Circle
- 14 stops along Main Street / King Street corridor with connections to the Hamilton bus network and close to the Hamilton GO Centre station
- An operations, maintenance and storage facility for the light rail vehicles
- Procurement of a fleet of light rail vehicles and operations of the system
The RFQ is the first step in the procurement process to select a team to deliver the project. IO and Metrolinx will evaluate submissions to prequalify project teams with the relevant experience and financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and complexity. Qualified teams will receive an invite to respond to a Request for Proposals, anticipated in summer 2017.
“This is an exciting first step in the Hamilton LRT procurement process,” said Bruce McCuaig, president and CEO of Metrolinx. “Today marks a significant project milestone and puts Hamilton one step closer to rapid and reliable light rail transit in 2024.”
Interested companies must register with www.merx.com to download the RFQ.