Bids in for Canadian sports PPP

Less than a month after compiling a shortlist, the request for proposals process to find a developer for a multi-venue sports contract is complete. A winning bidder will be picked by summer from a trio of Canadian developers.

The request for proposals (RFP) campaign centred on a multi-venue sports complex for the 2015 Toronto Pan/Parapan American sporting event in Toronto has concluded. 

Bondfield Construction Company, EllisDon Corporation and PCL Constructors, all based in Canada, were shortlisted in January by Infrastructure Ontario (IO), a federal government agency charged with managing infrastructure work in the province.

Bidders are vying for a mandate to design, build and finance a centre that will house a swimming pool, field house and multi-purpose building. The centre will be jointly owned by Toronto and the University of Toronto.

IO said a winning bidder will be determined by summer, with construction set to be completed in 2015. The Pan/Parapan American Games is a 41-nation Olympic sporting event scheduled for July and August 2015.