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The Montreal Port Authority yesterday issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for a design-build-finance-operate-maintain agreement for the Contrecoeur expansion project at the Port of Montreal.
The RFQ will remain open to national and international industry organizations for the next three months, authority officials said in a press release.
By issuing the RFQ, the authority is seeking a strategic partnership that can meet project standards for innovation, efficiency, social responsibility and sustainable development.
Bidders must demonstrate experience in the design, construction and operation of new port infrastructure and, among other criteria, in generating new shipping volumes. The conditions specified in the decision statement issued by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change of Canada must also be met.
More than 100 participants attended a virtual technical briefing open to all potential bidders on Nov. 10.
By 2024, the port plans to develop the state-of-the-art container terminal to handle 1.15 million 20-foot equivalent units annually for consumers and importers in Quebec and eastern Canada. The facility will be built near major rail lines and highways.