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Procurement Underway for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension’s Seven Stations

The Ontario government has initiated the procurement process for the final major contract of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, a transformative transit project poised to enhance connectivity across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). In a recent announcement, it was revealed that the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) has been issued for the construction of seven stations, rail infrastructure, and essential systems for the extension, which will extend the Eglinton Crosstown LRT by 9.2 kilometers westward, linking Scarborough to Mississauga.

Interested companies are invited to participate in the bidding process by submitting their qualifications and expertise in design and construction. The RFQs are available on MERX, a platform utilized for procurement processes by Infrastructure Ontario (IO), facilitating a transparent and standardized approach to vendor selection.

The scope of the contract encompasses the detailed design and construction of the extension’s seven new stations, as well as the installation of track and signals along a 1.5-kilometer elevated guideway. Furthermore, the contract includes the crucial task of installing and commissioning communication, ventilation, and other support systems necessary for the operation of the new transit line.

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario will meticulously review the RFQ submissions and shortlist qualified teams to advance to the next stage of the procurement process. Shortlisted teams will be invited to submit proposals for the contract through a request for proposals (RFP) process.

The commencement of procurement for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension stations, rail, and systems contract marks a significant milestone in the project’s development. Once completed, the extension is expected to bring transit closer to an additional 37,500 residents and 23,600 jobs in the GTA region, while simultaneously reducing travel times for commuters by up to 24 minutes per trip.

This initiative underscores the commitment of the Ontario government to deliver faster, more efficient, and accessible transit options for residents and businesses alike, further solidifying the region’s position as a hub of connectivity and economic vitality. Stay tuned for further updates as the project progresses towards its realization.

Samantha Deschamps

Samantha Deschamps serves as the Queens Park Reporter, offering insightful coverage of provincial politics with depth and accuracy. With a keen understanding of legislative intricacies, Deschamps provides invaluable perspectives on matters affecting Ontario. For inquiries or feedback, contact Samantha at samantha.deschamps@gtaweekly.ca.

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