RFP out for Humber school project

Humber College in Toronto has three consortia bidding on a contract to add an on-campus student center. PCL, Integrated Team Solutions and SNC-Lavalin are in the running.

A request for proposals (RFP) to retrofit a school in Toronto with a “state-of-the-art” building has been issued to a prequalified shortlist of three consortia led by PCL Construction, Integrated Team Solutions and SNC-Lavalin Group.

Infrastructure Ontario (IO), the “Crown corporation” charged with handling procurement for the so-called Humber College Project in Canada, issued a RFP published July 4 on its website.

The RFP came to bear a month after IO announced a shortlist had been compiled to design, build and finance a student facility for the Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning.

The soon-to-be facility will feature ample study space, a library expansion, a student center and student art gallery, and will function as a revamped main entrance on the north end of the Humber campus.

The building will “provide a state-of-the-art learning and working environment” with a 2,200-student capacity, according to a Humber official.

The consortia in the running for the mandate are:

– Integrated Team Solutions, teaming developer Integrated Team Solutions with designer Canon, with EllisDon Corporation handing construction and acting as financial adviser;

– PCL Contractors Canada, a consortium of developer and construction leader PCL Contractors Canada, designer B+H Architects and financial adviser TD Securities;

– SNC-Lavalin, with Montreal-headquartered SNC-Lavalin heading development, construction and financing in a partnership with KPMB acting as designer.

Each team had responded to a request for qualifications (RFQ) that began in March. IO has not determined when a winning bidder will be selected.