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PPP procurement starts for Ontario Line, Canada [free access]

June 8, 2020

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) have started the procurement process for the Ontario Line spanning 15.5 km. The line will be procured under three separate public–private partnership (PPP) contracts. The first contract is for operations and maintenance (O&M), railway systems, and rolling stock, structured as a 30-year design–build–finance–operate–maintain (DBFOM) contract. It includes the trackwork, power supplies, communications, and train control systems, passenger information and ticketing, together with maintenance of the depot and operations control centre.


The other two contracts are for the design and construction of the civil works for the northern and southern sections. The concessionaire will excavate the tunnels and build the stations. An RfQ for the contract pertaining to the civil works of the northern section, stations, and tunnels is expected to be issued in early 2022.