Request For Information
Request for Information No. RFI-2018-PMUN-022
Metrolinx is accepting Requests for Information (RFI) for Hydrail – Refueling Concept Design
Metrolinx, an agency of the Government of Ontario under the Metrolinx Act, 2006, was created to improve the coordination and integration of all modes of transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (“GTHA”). The organization’s mission is to champion, develop and implement an integrated transportation system for our region that enhances prosperity, sustainability and quality of life.
Metrolinx presently operates GO Transit, Union Pearson Express (UPX), and PRESTO and is overseeing the Rapid Transit Implementation (RTI) and Regional Express Rail (RER) initiatives.
Metrolinx is committed to finding the most sustainable solution for electrifying the GO rail network. That’s why, in addition to studying the environmental impacts of traditional electrification, Metrolinx is also examining the feasibility of another form of electrification – hydrogen powered vehicles.
As part of our work to deliver GO RER, the Ministry of Transportation is working with Metrolinx to study the feasibility of using hydrogen to power vehicles (‘hydrail’) on the GO rail network.
The purpose of this RFI is to improve Metrolinx’s understanding of the current and future market capabilities to design, build and commission a hydrogen refueling facility as part of a Hydrail System. In particular, Metrolinx is interested in gathering information on the currently available technology and any development that is currently under way in this area.
Information gathered as a result of this RFI process could be used to establish the requirements for a future request for proposals (RFP) in relation to a hydrogen refueling facility.
Proposal Documents are available online at www.merx.com/metrolinx, Solicitation No RFI-2018-PMUN-022. Proponents are urged to select automatic notification of addenda issuance when registering on MERX.
It is the Proponent’s responsibility to ensure receipt of copies of all addenda issued. Information concerning the number of addenda issued and the date of issue of the most recent addendum can be found at www.merx.com.
Responses to the Request for Information will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2018 through Electronic Bid Submission (EBS) at MERX.
Metrolinx reserves the right to reject any or all Submissions at its sole discretion.