Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority Issues First Construction Tenders

Thursday June 4th, 2015

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The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority announced today that it has issued a request for tender for the construction of a perimeter access road, the relocation of utilities and the placement of fill on the site of the Canadian inspection plaza site for the new Gordie Howe International Bridge.

Officials say the completion of this project is required to prepare the Canadian inspection plaza site for the work to be undertaken by a private-sector partner that will be chosen in the future.

“Over the past ten months, the WDBA Board of Directors has put in place a team of executives, professionals and advisors with the domain expertise required to enable us to launch today’s first construction tender,” says bridge authority chair Mark McQueen. “The Canadian inspection plaza is the key first component of the larger procurement process.”

“Our team is doing all it can to ensure the new publicly-owned bridge between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan is open as soon as possible,” he said. “The completion of these Early Works activities will help ensure that the project remains on track.”

“The WDBA team has been working closely with the City of Windsor, utility companies and regulatory authorities to bring this tender package to the market,” says bridge authority CEO Michael Cautillo. “We are pleased to take this significant step toward fulfilling our mandate of delivering the Gordie Howe International Bridge.”

Officials say the WDBA is committed to a fair, open and transparent process for the selection of contractors.

The request for tenders is posted on MERX, the electronic tendering service, and can be viewed at www.merx.com.

The contract award is anticipated to be announced in August 2015.

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