North America: Three shortlisted for Canadian land border crossing P3

01 March 2018 - 12:00 am UTC

Inframation understands three teams have been shortlisted for the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) Land Border Crossing Project. 

The estimated CAD 440m project spans all regions of Canada and would completely replace 31 border crossing structures.

The shortlisted teams are;

Border Link Partners – Fengate, Clark, EBC, Honeywell, HOCHTIEF, Kasian 

Plenary Properties – Plenary Group (North America), ATCO

EllisDon –  EllisDon, Groupe TEQ

The score for the teams from top to bottom are; 73.90, 69.08, 66.07.  The teams were notified on 28 February. 

In July 2015, Inframation identified five teams to return RFQ ahead of the 22 September deadline. The two unsuccessful teams are understood to be; Concert Infrastructure, Bird, Pomerleau, Brookfield; SNC-Lavalin.  

A source said a potential change in the scope was the reason behind the lag between the RFQ deadline and shortlisting announcement.  

A decision to continue with the original scope of the project will not be made until at least June, according to the source.  If the scope is not changed, the RFP will be made available in autumn 2018, the source added.

The procurement agency had expected to release the RFP to the shortlisted proponents in winter 2017/2018. Technical and financial proposals were due in summer and fall 2018, respectively. The preferred proponent was expected to be announced in fall 2018 and financial close is set to follow in spring 2019. 

An updated procurement timeline was not available at press time. 

EY is advising PSPC for the project.