Windsor, Ont. — The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) announced the Respondent Teams that will move forward in the Request for Proposals stage of the competitive public-private partnership procurement process to select a private-sector partner for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project.

The three Short-Listed Respondents are:

Legacy Link Partners Team:

  • SNC Lavalin Capital Inc.
  • VINCI Concessions S.A.S
  • John Laing Investments Ltd.
  • HDR Corp.
  • Leonhardt, Andra and Partners (if Cable Stayed)
  • Aas-Jakobsen (if Suspension)
  • Alfred Benesch & Company
  • Golder
  • American Bridge Canada Company
  • SNC Lavalin Constructor (Pacific) Inc. (SLCP)
  • VINCI Construction Grands Projets
  • Barton Malow
  • DRICCA (Joint Venture with Ajax Paving, Dan's Excavating, C.A. Hull Co Inc., Toebe Construction, Amico Infrastructures Inc.)
  • SNC Lavalin Operations & Maintenance Inc.
  • VINCI Concessions
  • SNC Lavalin Security Consulting Inc.

Bridging North America Team:

  • ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc.
  • Fluor Canada Ltd.
  • Aecon Concessions, a division of Aecon Construction Group Inc.
  • RBC Dominion Securities Inc.
  • Carlos Fernandez Casado S.L/FHECOR Ingenieros Consultores, S.A.
  • Moriyama and Teshima Architects
  • Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects, LLP
  • Dragados Canada Inc.
  • Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc.
  • Turner Construction Company
  • Aecon O&M, a division of Aecon Construction Group Inc.
  • DBI Services, LLC
  • URS Federal Services, Inc. an AECOM company

CanAm Gateway Partners Team:

  • Fengate Capital Management Ltd
  • BBGI CanHoldco Inc.
  • EllisDon Capital Inc.
  • Bechtel Development Company, Inc.
  • Arup-Hatch Mott McDonald Design JV
  • Bergmann Associates Inc.
  • NORR Ltd
  • Bechtel Canada Co.
  • EllisDon Civil Ltd.
  • Traylor Bros., Inc
  • EllisDon Facilities Services Inc.
  • Egis Projects S.A.
  • Roy Jorgensen Associates Inc.

Following the issuance of the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) on July 20, 2015, teams consisting of international and North American companies worked to prepare Responses demonstrating their experience and qualifications to deliver and finance large and complex infrastructure projects. On October 9, 2015, WDBA received six Response submissions.

All six Responses underwent rigorous, objective, consensus-based evaluations and were considered to be qualified. All the Respondents were required to comply with all applicable laws and Public Services and Procurement Canada’s Integrity Framework. The RFQ evaluation, conducted by both public- and private-sector experts, was overseen by an independent fairness monitor who concluded that the evaluation was fair, open and transparent. The three highest scoring teams will be asked to respond to the Request for Proposals, to be issued later this year.

“With the Short-Listed Respondents named, WDBA is pleased to have concluded the first stage in the public-private partnership procurement process,” said Michael Cautillo, President and CEO of WDBA. “Our team of dedicated staff, partners and consultants have worked diligently to implement a fair and transparent process that recognizes the size and scope of this unprecedented international project. We are in the process of finalizing the Request for Proposals which will be issued to the Short-Listed Respondents in the near term.”