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by Daily Commercial News last update:Apr 4, 2012

A request for proposals (RFP) has been issued to retain expert financial, technical and engineering services for the construction of the new bridge over the St. Lawrence River.

OTTAWA

A request for proposals (RFP) has been issued to retain expert financial, technical and engineering services for the construction of the new bridge over the St. Lawrence River.

An estimated 11 million public transit commuters, 60 million vehicles and $20 billion in international trade cross the existing six-lane Champlain Bridge annually. The bridge has been in service since 1962. Since 2009, the government has announced significant investments totalling $380 million to continue to keep the bridge safe.

“The new bridge for the St. Lawrence is important for Canada’s economic prosperity,” said Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, at the RFP announcement.

Through this request for proposals, expert financial, technical and engineering services will be retained to conduct an in-depth analysis of the preferred method for procurement and construction of the bridge. These services also include the development of traffic and revenue forecasts, as well as preliminary engineering work to identify possible options and their costs.

“The business case represents an essential part of the planning process for the construction of the new bridge. At the same time, we are continuing to work on the environmental component and to ensure the safety of this vital crossing,” said Lebel.

After the publication of a study of the Champlain Bridge’s potential for rehabilitation, Lebel announced the construction of a new bridge for the St. Lawrence on October 5, 2011. The new bridge and related components, valued at $3 to 5 billion, should be in service in about 10 years.

The Champlain Bridge will remain in service until the new bridge has been completed. It will then be demolished.

The request for proposals is posted on the federal government’s tendering service and the contracting process is managed by Public Works and Government Services Canada. The contract award is expected to be announced at the beginning of June 2012. Visit www.ceaa.gc.ca for more details.

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last update:Apr 4, 2012

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