Call For Tenders
Tender No. RQQ-2019-NAFD-403
Metrolinx is issuing this Request to Qualify and Quote (RQQ) to retain the services of Vendor to provide the goods and/or services described herein. Metrolinx intends to notify a Proponent of acceptance of its Submission and enter into a Contract through an open, fair and competitive process.
Metrolinx is accepting Submissions for the Engineering Services for the King-Victoria Transit Hub (KVTH) Project, as more particularly described in this Request Document as required by Metrolinx.
The 2009 Georgetown to Kitchener Rail Expansion Environmental Study Report (ESR) (referred to herein as the 2009 ESR) Environmental Assessment - Georgetown to Kitchener - identified a potential to incorporate the exiting Kitchener GO station leased from VIA (now owned by Metrolinx) into the planned Regional Transit Hub plan which included a connection to the LRT facility on King Street.
The existing Kitchener GO Station, constructed in 2012 is currently located between Margaret Avenue and Weber Street on the Guelph Subdivision (mile 62.7). It is currently the terminus station and will be closed once the new KVTH opens.
The existing station provides service to 97,000 riders per year with anticipated growth of 17% per year. VIA also operates from this location. The station consists of a single side platform, accessible platform, a heritage station building, approximately 100 parking spaces and a small bus stop. The future purpose of the existing heritage station building will need to be determined outside the scope of this assignment.
The new KVTH will be located between Duke and King Street in Kitchener (mile 63). The new GO station will be incorporated with the LRT station which will allow for the integration of multiple modes of transportation at one location.
Since October 19, 2017, when the MTO approved funding for the Region’s project, Metrolinx and the Region have been working together to deliver this project. The Region initially developed an AFP approach of delivery, however, late in 2018 the AFP was cancelled.
In July 2018, a consultant was engaged to complete a Reference Concept Design (RCD) for incorporation into the Region’s AFP tender. That assignment was later modified to include the conceptual design and site investigations necessary to complete a detailed design and tender package.
The overall KVTH station will be designed in two parts by the Region of Waterloo and Metrolinx. Generally, the Region’s off-corridor scope will be undertaken by the Region and its contractors. The on-corridor scope will be undertaken by Metrolinx and its contractors.
For purposes of construction of the off and on-corridor parts of the KVTH project, the dividing line between the two parts will generally be the future retaining wall along the south side of the rail corridor.
The Region of Waterloo’s off-corridor scope will include a station building with service spaces, washrooms, a shared passenger pick-up and drop-off (PPUDO), a shared bus loop, 100 parking spaces dedicated to Metrolinx, and provisions for future development.
ELECTRONIC BID SUBMISSION will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. on July 15, 2020.
***NOTE: ELECTRONIC BID SUBMISSION
Your Submission for this opportunity must be sent to Metrolinx through the use of MetrolinxMERX EBS. Bidders shall be solely responsible for the delivery of their Submission using MetrolinxMERX EBS by the Closing, in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.
Only Consultant who possess the following experience and qualifications will be considered for award of this Contract:
(a) The necessary resources to sustain and complete the Work to the satisfaction of Metrolinx;
(b) Fifteen (15) years of experience in design, construction support and project management of transportation facilities including platform, elevator, canopy, snowmelt and track work involving all disciplines including but not limited to Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Structural and Architectural to the extent that it pertains to the level of scope identified in Scope of Work of this contract.
(c) Fifteen (15) years demonstrated experience with construction projects undertaken on a commuter transportation rail corridor, adjacent to live tracks continuing to operate during construction.
Metrolinx reserves the right to reject any or all Submissions at its sole discretion.