Three teams shortlisted, RFP issued for Pattullo Bridge replacement

15 February 2019 - 12:00 am UTC

Grantors for the Pattullo Bridge replacement project have shortlisted three teams and concurrently issued a request for proposals (RFP), British Columbia officials announced 14 February.

The teams shortlisted for the CAD 1.38bn (USD 1.04bn) project are:

Fraser Community Connectors: Kiewit, TY Lin International and Bridge Technologies Inc.

Flatiron/Dragados/Carlson Pattullo JV: Flatiron/Dragados Carlson Pattullo JV, ACS Infrastructure, Hochtieff, COWI North America

Fraser Crossing Partners: SNC-Lavalin Capital Inc., Acciona Infrastructure, Leonhardt, Andra und Partner Beratende Ingenieure VBI AG, Hatch Corporation, EXP Services Inc.

Technical proposals are due on 29 August, and at that point teams will be given notice of the bid submission deadline, which is expected to be scheduled at some point in the fall.

During the bidding process the province will facilitate consultations with the bidders including exchanges of information, discussions and clarifications of issues, according to the RFP.

The province will hold two workshops with the proponents on 20 and 27 June to review initial financial and workforce requirement submissions. Additional workshops may be scheduled if deemed necessary by the province.

A preferred proponent is expected to be selected and notified at some point in the fall.

Project details

The project includes the construction of a tolled four-lane bridge across the Fraser River in British Columbia that will link the city of New Westminster to the city of Surrey.

The current Pattullo Bridge has a remaining lifespan of eight to nine years, and has registered rehabilitation of CAD 50-100m since its inception. The authorities intend to have the replacement bridge reach completion in approximately six years.

The shortlisted teams competed against two others, all of whom returned bids for the design, build, finance project in September 2018.

The project’s grantors are the City of Westminster, TransLink and the City of Surrey.