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Wednesday October 14th, 2015

Posted at 5:40pm

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The next steps are taking place to build a new crossing between Windsor and Detroit.

The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority says that they have received responses from six different North American and international teams from the Request for Qualifications that was issued in the summer.

“The private sector has shown a vibrant interest in working on the Gordie Howe International Bridge project, between this RFP, the responses we received to our recent RFP for early works, as well as the recently-held Industry Days,” said Mark McQueen, Chairman of the WDBA Board of Directors. “Although site preparation has already begun for the eventual construction of the new Canadian Customs plaza, businesses and travelers on both sides of the border understand that the completion of the new bridge is dependent upon the successful conclusion of the pending RFP process.”

Next steps in procurement process to select a private-sector proponent partner include an evaluation of the RFQ responses by a team comprised of WDBA officials, partner organizations and experts overseen by an independent fairness monitor. The three highest scoring qualified respondents will be invited to participate in the Request for Proposals, which will be released by the end of this calendar year.

“Friday, October 9, 2015, marked the response submission deadline for the Request for Qualifications – part of the first stage in a two-part procurement process,” said Michael Cautillo, President and Chief Executive Officer for the WDBA. “We are very pleased to have reached yet another significant milestone in the delivery of the Gordie Howe International Bridge.”

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