Three teams short-listed to build new Saskatoon bridges

City short-lists three teams to submit request for proposals to build two new bridges in Saskatoon. File / Global News

SASKATOON – Three teams have been short-listed to build two new bridges in Saskatoon.

The Bridge City Infrastructure Group, Bridge City Partners and Graham Commuter Partners will now move on to the request for proposal (RFP) stage for the North Commuter Parkway and the Traffic Bridge.

They were chosen based on submissions made during the request for qualifications proposal.

“As the project comprises not just the initial design and construction, but the operation and maintenance of the projects for a 30 year term, the RFP is a very comprehensive undertaking,” said Dan Willems, the City’s Bridging to Tomorrow project manager.

“The successful team from this stage of the procurement process will be chosen to partner with the City on this important project.”

The city is in the process of finalizing the RFP document which will be released to the teams in December.

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The total cost of the project is estimated at $252-million, with the federal government pledging up to $66-million for both bridges and the province chipping in $50-million for the north bridge.

City council has approved using a public-private partnership (P3) as the delivery model for the North Commuter Parkway, a move one report says will save the city just over $26-million over 30 years.

When complete, the North Commuter Parkway will link the Marquis Industrial area with University Heights.

The bridges are slated to be open to traffic by late 2018.

With files from Meaghan Craig, Amber Rockliffe

The three teams are:

Bridge City Infrastructure Group (Aecon Concessions, Bank of Nova Scotia, CH2M Hill Canada Ltd., Flatiron Constructors Canada Limited, Hatch Mott MacDonald Ltd., Hochtief PPP Solutions North America Inc., P. Machibroda Engineering Ltd., Volker Stevin Highways Ltd.)

Bridge City Partners (Acciona Concessions Canada, AECOM, DIF Infra 3 Canada, Mainroad Holdings Ltd., Natixis, Pacer Projects Corp,

Graham Commuter Partners (ASL Paving, BBGI, Buckland & Taylor, Clifton, Gracorp Capital Partners LP, Graham Infrastructure, National Bank Financial, Tetra Tech)