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Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Project

TransLink is inviting bidders to demonstrate their experience, qualifications and capacity for delivering the SNG LRT Project. Up to three short-listed, qualified respondents will then participate in the Request for Proposals process in 2019. TransLink will secure a final agreement in late 2019, with construction expected to begin in 2020.

SNG LRT Delivery Model

  • The Project will be delivered using a short-term Public Private Partnership model, with the contractor designing, building, financing the line and providing the vehicle fleet.
  • The 11-year contract term includes four years of design and construction and seven years of extended warranty for operations, maintenance and rehabilitation.
  • The contractor will operate the line for the first seven years. TransLink will assume operations and maintenance responsibilities at the end of the 11-year period, allowing for a seamless transition.

The RFQ requires proponents to:

  • Maintain, operate and rehabilitate the Project assets such as light rail vehicles, LRT systems, tracks, stops, systems, facilities and drainage maintenance;
  • Manage incident response, regular, emergency and winter maintenance for the corridor;
  • Meet quality, health and safety, communications and engagement and environmental requirements;
  • Plan, implement and work collaboratively to make sure TransLink can successfully assume operations at the end of the 11-year project period.

Financing, Payments and Compensation

  • As is standard practice for major P3 projects, the project contractor will be responsible for financing a portion of construction costs, which is expected to be about $400-million.
  • Construction period payments will be based mostly on progress with a substantial payment made at the end of construction
  • Performance-based, operating period payments will be based on ability and achieving other requirements.
  • Compensation payments will go to unsuccessful proponents short-listed in the RFP phase, which is also standard practice for major projects.

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