CALL FOR REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
Request for Information No. RFI-2014-USP-002
GO Transit Train Control System
This Request for Expressions of Interest has been issued to invite qualified vendors who design, supply, install, test and commission Train Control Systems, to provide information on their Systems so that Metrolinx can gain an understanding of the various Train Control Systems available and their functionality.
Metrolinx is considering implementing a Train Control System to integrate the control of the new signalling system in its Toronto Union Station Rail Corridor, and the existing signals systems on the other Metrolinx owned rail corridors, into one central control centre to improve the overall operational efficiency and flexibility of its GO Rail network.
Request for Information Documents are available online at www.merx.com/metrolinx, Private Tenders/Merx Reference Number PR292301.
Vendors who consider themselves qualified may submit the pertinent information in accordance with the requirements of the Request for Information document. Information will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014, via e-mail to
PRE-NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROCUREMENTS BY METROLINX FOR ITS GO TRANSIT SIGNALLING AND TRAIN CONTROL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
General Information and Background
Metrolinx, an agency of the Government of Ontario, was created to champion, plan, develop and deliver a seamless, integrated public transit network in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Metrolinx has three major operating divisions: GO Transit, Union Pearson Express and PRESTO.
The GO Transit operating division of Metrolinx provides regional train and bus service in the GTHA. GO Transit provides train and bus service to a population of more than seven million people over an area greater than eleven thousand square kilometres.
As part of its program to upgrade and increase the capacity of its GO Train service, Metrolinx is undertaking a program of work to improve significant portions of its GO Transit Signalling and Train Control Systems. The contemplated work includes the replacement of the existing signalling system in the Union Station Rail Corridor (USRC) in Toronto, a new Train Control System that will integrate the control of the new signalling system in the USRC and the existing signals system on the GO Transit owned and operated rail corridors into one central control centre. It is Metrolinx’s intent that this program of work will be performed under three separate contracts, which will be awarded through three separate Request for Proposals processes.
Upcoming Requests for Proposals
Metrolinx intends to issue three Requests for Proposals for this program of works as follows:
Union Station Rail Corridor (USRC) Signalling Project
The scope of this project involves the replacement of all signals, track circuits and cables in the USRC, the provision of all associated computer based interlocking and control equipment, the provision and installation of a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system and local control panels, equipment cases, bungalows, signal bridges, cable routing and ducting.
Planned issue date of Request for Proposals: July 2013
GO Transit Train Control System (GTCS) Project
The scope of this project includes the provision of a new computer based train control system including all associated hardware, software and geographically specific data. The communication backbone network to be provided shall link the new train control system with all the existing GO Transit signalling systems on the GO Transit owned and operated network and the new USRC signalling system, as well as interfacing with the Canadian National and the Canadian Pacific Railways’ respective Rail Traffic Centres at the boundaries of the GO Transit territory. The new train control system will be located in the GO Transit Control Centre, which is being constructed adjacent to the Oakville GO Station. A second system, the Business Resumption Centre is to be provided for redundancy at a yet to be determined location, but will probably be located in the Greater Toronto Area.
Metrolinx may issue a Request to Pre-qualify prior to the release of these Requests for Proposals to develop a short-list of contractors to submit proposals for this project.
Planned issue date of Request for Proposals: Winter 2013
GO Transit Signalling and Train Control Technical Consultant Services
The scope involves the provision of expert staff to work as part of an integrated Program Management Team for the GO Transit Signalling and Train Control Program. The Technical Consultant shall be responsible for developing the Owner’s Statement of Requirements for the GO Transit Train Control System (GTCS) project as well as providing assistance during the Request for Proposals process and the evaluation of submissions. The Technical Consultant shall also be responsible for the management of the systems integration of both the technical and schedule aspects of the USRC Signalling System and the GTCS projects, oversight of the testing and commissioning activities for both systems and the review and recommendation of acceptance or rejection of the contractors’ submittals for both projects.
Planned issue date of Request for Proposals: Summer 2013
Please note that neither the successful contractor/consultant who is awarded the contract for the GO Transit Signalling and Train Control Technical Consultant Services, nor its sub-consultants and/or subcontractors, will be allowed to participate in the USRC Signalling Project or the GO Transit Train Control System contract. The reason for this exclusion is to avoid the conflicts that would be created as a result of the responsibilities of the Technical Consultant Services in relation to the work of the other two contracts.
The above referenced Requests for Proposals will be posted on MERX. It is recommended that interested contractors and consultants monitor the MERX website on a regular basis for any additional information relating to these Requests for Proposals.
This pre-notice does not constitute a binding commitment on the part of Metrolinx to issue any or all of the referenced Requests for Proposals or to proceed with any or all of the contemplated work. The statements and representations contained in this notice are not binding on Metrolinx. The contents of any Request for Proposals that may be issued may vary from the description of the projects, services and deliverables as provided in this pre-notice.
Ian Caie, Manager, Procurement – Capital Procurement and Contract Services
tel: 416-869-3600 ext. 5443
Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez composer le 416 869-3200 ou le 1 888-GET-ON-GO (438-6646).
O’HARE AIRPORT TRANSIT SYSTEM, INC.
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS & STATEMENT OF INTEREST
Production of W-Beam, A36 Steel
The O'Hare Airport Transit System, Inc. (OATS) is accepting responses from qualified firms, interested in manufacturing a wide flange beam (W-Beam), approximately 160mm H x 280mm W. The W-Beam will consist of A36 steel that will be used as the running surface for the O’Hare ATS. The production would be for approximately 116,000 linear feet delivered in 60’, 40’, and 30’ lengths. Final Scope of Services and Contract Bid Package documents will be available to qualified respondents on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013. Qualified firms must be able to provide engineering services, material analysis, and 3rd party QA/QC certifications. Firms that want to be included in a qualification based competitive bid process should send a letter of introduction, including qualifications to:
Mr. John F. Sisco-CEO
O'Hare Airport Transit System,Inc.
PO Box 66511
Chicago, IL 60666
Responses must be received no later than
Monday April 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Questions must be submitted in writing to Miguel Santana: 773-601-1815,