December due date for Gordie Howe RFP

Shortlist date confirmed; companies bidding for deal emerge; Trudeau victory unlikely to delay progress

The request for proposals (RFP) and shortlist for Canada's Gordie Howe Bridge P3 is to be issued in December, with a number of teams now emerging as part of the six bidding consortia.

A source close to the plans told P3 Bulletin that the RFP and shortlist will be issued around December 15.

No bidding teams have yet to be confirmed by the Canadian government but the source said that the six consortia that responded to the request for qualifications last week included Macquarie, Plenary, ACS, Turner, EllisDon Capital, John Laing and Vinci Concessions, – among others.

The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) has confirmed that that six different international teams, including firms from the US and Canada, were vying for the contract.

The next step in the procurement process will include an evaluation of the RFQ responses by a team comprised of WDBA officials, partner organizations and experts. The process will also be overseen by an independent fairness monitor.

Earlier today, sources close to the newly elected Liberal Party confirmed that plans for the bridge would continue under new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 

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