Five teams responded to the SaskBuilds and Ministry of Highways & Infrastructure’s request for qualifications for the Regina Bypass. The three that have been invited to move forward to the request for proposals stage are:
- Queen City Infrastructure Group - Hochtief, Aecon, InfraRed, Flatiron, Aecom, Tetra Tech, MMM Group, Volker Stevin Highways, CIBC;
- Wascana Development Partners - SNC‐Lavalin, Kiewit, Stantec, AMEC, WF Botkin Construction, Westridge Construction, Scotiabank;
- SaskLink Global Transportation Partners - Vinci, GraCorp Capital, Parsons, Graham, Carmacks, McElhanney, Urban Systems, Buckland & Taylor, exp, Clifton Associates, Delcan, National Bank.
“The Regina Bypass project will reduce congestion, improve traffic safety and have profound impacts on the economy of the Regina area and Saskatchewan as a whole,” said highways and infrastructure minister Nancy Heppner. “The federal government’s recent commitment of up to CA$200 million [£110m] in funding is evidence of the project’s national significance as well.”
“We are pleased to be moving another step closer to the start of construction,” SaskBuilds minster Gordon Wyant said. “Having three very experienced and qualified teams will drive the level of competition we want to get the best price and quality for taxpayers.”
The use of the P3 model is expected to improve cost-effectiveness, ensure on-schedule completion, provide budget certainty, and encourage private sector innovation in design and construction.
The publicly owned bypass will take approximately three-and-a-half years to build with priority components opening in advance of the full bypass completion. Construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2015 and be open to traffic by fall 2018.