Calgary’s Green Line project selects two firms to provide Request for Qualifications (RFQs)

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor
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Artist’s rendering of Green Line station.
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Calgary is moving forward with the Green Line project.

Following the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for construction of Phase 1, from Shepard to Eau Claire, the Green Line Board has approved Bow Transit Connectors (Barnard Constructors of Canada, LP, Flatiron Constructors Canada Ltd, and WSP Canada Inc) and City Link Partners (Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc, Dragados Canada Inc, Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc, Parsons Inc, and AECOM Canada Ltd) to advance to the Request for Proposal (RFP) stage. Phase 1 is the largest infrastructure project in our City’s history and will build the 18km core of the Green Line, constructing the most technically complex section of the new LRT line to support future expansion to the north and south.

“Green Line is confidently moving forward with Bow Transit Connectors and City Link Partners, two very strong proponent teams. With extensive competition due to record investment in global transit, to have attracted their collective expertise is a great endorsement of the project” said Don Fairbairn, Chair, Green Line Board.

The submissions were evaluated against technical capabilities, approach, experience and financial capacity and the process was overseen by an external Fairness Monitor.  As Bow Transit Connectors and City Link Partners advance through the procurement process, Green Line will connect local contractors and suppliers with the teams to explore project opportunities. Green Line remains a project for Calgarians, built by Calgarians.

“This is a very strong step for Green Line and speaks to the work done by the City to collaborate with industry to drive interest and investment” said Mayor Jyoti Gondek. 

The RFP will be released by the end of Q3 2022 with one of the proponents being selected in early 2023 as the Development Partner. This will launch an approximately 12-month Development Phase to allow for collaboration, design progression, and better understanding of risks and costs in an open and transparent manner.

For more information on the procurement process please visit Procurement | Green Line LRT (calgary.ca)

For additional information on the Green Line LRT project, early works construction, stations and more visit Home | Green Line LRT (calgary.ca). 

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