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  • I'm sure TransEd is glad to have this girder finished.
    "Talk minus action equals zero." - Joe Keithley, D. O. A.

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    • Originally posted by Edmcowboy11 View Post
      CTV News had more shots of this.
      “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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      • Unfortunately due to the snow and me having to go to the northside I was only able to get one picture taken.
        LRT is our future, time to push forward.

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        • Some friends who live nearby (one is a civil engineer) went and watched on Friday, and shared a video on Instagram of some goofball in a small car driving within inches of one of pieces of erection equipment. It was pretty unreal. I couldn't quite tell where they were coming from, but they were certainly somewhere they shouldn't have been.

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          • Originally posted by Edmcowboy11 View Post
            Unfortunately due to the snow and me having to go to the northside I was only able to get one picture taken.

            The one you took was great, thank you.I drive by there a once or twice a week, so it's nice to finally have that part done.

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            • Originally posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
              Some friends who live nearby (one is a civil engineer) went and watched on Friday, and shared a video on Instagram of some goofball in a small car driving within inches of one of pieces of erection equipment. It was pretty unreal. I couldn't quite tell where they were coming from, but they were certainly somewhere they shouldn't have been.
              Hats off to the goofball!
              "Talk minus action equals zero." - Joe Keithley, D. O. A.

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              • Originally posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
                Some friends who live nearby (one is a civil engineer) went and watched on Friday, and shared a video on Instagram of some goofball in a small car driving within inches of one of pieces of erection equipment. It was pretty unreal. I couldn't quite tell where they were coming from, but they were certainly somewhere they shouldn't have been.
                The intrepid photographer, Edmcowboy11 went where others wouldn't dare to get some good shots. Well done! Was it worth the fine?

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                • Thankfully wasn't me with the little car, mainly cause I drive trucks. lol. Also I don't have any pictures that I would have tried to take had I been silly enough to do bonehead move like that. lol
                  LRT is our future, time to push forward.

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                  • With the exception of two girders next to Davies Station, all the girders are up. Also, the Connors Road traffic has been moved south.
                    "Talk minus action equals zero." - Joe Keithley, D. O. A.

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                    • The 98 avenue girder to be installed next weekend.
                      “Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity,”-Marshall McLuhan

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                      • Originally posted by The_Cat View Post
                        With the exception of two girders next to Davies Station, all the girders are up. Also, the Connors Road traffic has been moved south.
                        You mean that the road is finally smooth again???? Wow
                        LRT is our future, time to push forward.

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                        • Drove the newly aligned Connors Rd today. So sweet! Laying down the track should be a relatively simple task.
                          Can't wait for the 98 Ave girder next weekend.
                          “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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                          • 6.
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                            Valley Line West Procurement Update
                            Recommendation
                            1. That the November 18, 2019, Integrated Infrastructure Services report
                            CR_7711, be received for information.
                            2. That Attachment 1 of the November 18, 2019, Integrated Infrastructure
                            Services report CR_7711, remain private pursuant to sections 16 (disclosure
                            harmful to business interests of a third party), 24 (advice from officials), 25
                            (disclosure harmful to economic and other interests of a public body) and 27
                            (privileged information) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of
                            Privacy Act.
                            Executive Summary
                            On July 23, 2019, Administration advised City Council that as a result of the withdrawal
                            of two of the three shortlisted proponents, Administration would re-evaluate the Valley
                            Line West Procurement options and update the market sounding.
                            The market feedback and analysis indicated an increased reluctance in the
                            construction marketplace to take on risks relating to light rail vehicles and systems
                            integration and a recognition that Owners must be willing to share, or take on, risks if
                            they are to attract bidders.
                            As a result, Administration has revised its procurement approach to generate the
                            greatest market interest and positive value for money for the City. Administration will
                            terminate the previous Design-Build-Finance-Vehicles procurement and proceed with
                            two new procurements: one for the Valley Line West infrastructure as a
                            Design-Build-Finance and a separate procurement for light rail vehicles.
                            Attachment 1 contains commercially sensitive information of a third party which the
                            City is obligated to keep confidential. It also contains advice from officials regarding
                            contractual or other negotiations as well as legal advice; public disclosure may
                            prejudice the City’s competitive position.
                            Report
                            Valley Line West Procurement Update
                            On February 11, 2019, Administration presented a report to Council (Integrated
                            Infrastructure Services report CR_6677), that provided an update on the Valley Line
                            ROUTING - Executive Committee | DELEGATION - J. Meliefste / B. Ferguson
                            November 18, 2019 – Integrated Infrastructure Services CR_7711
                            Page 1 of 4
                            Valley Line West Procurement Update
                            West procurement strategy. Administration reported that its market sounding process
                            and preliminary value for money assessment had determined that the best contract
                            structure for delivering the Valley Line West project was a Design-Build, with partial
                            private financing and Light Rail Vehicle Supply.
                            Administration initiated the procurement process with the launch of a Request for
                            Qualifications (RFQ) in March 2019. The RFQ attracted a number of interested parties
                            and, following an evaluation process, Administration shortlisted three Proponent teams
                            to participate in the Request for Proposal (RFP) process in May 2019.
                            The shortlisted Proponents were:
                            ● Flatiron | AECON | Dragados Valley Line West Joint Venture (FAD);
                            ● Urban Mobility Partners (UMP); and
                            ● WestLINK Group.
                            In July 2019, the City received a formal withdrawal notice from Urban Mobility Partners
                            and the WestLINK Group. These withdrawals left only one shortlisted proponent for the
                            project.
                            As a result, Administration paused the procurement process in order to reach out to
                            the industry to better understand current market conditions. Administration conducted
                            a new market sounding process and value for money analysis in August and
                            September 2019 in order to determine the next steps.
                            Market Sounding Key Findings
                            The market sounding process involved detailed discussions with 24 participants,
                            representing a cross-section of the industry (local, national, international). The process
                            revealed that there was sufficient interest from the market to proceed with a
                            competitive procurement; however, there was a shift in the market approach to risk
                            and risk-sharing on large infrastructure projects such as LRT, specifically, the market
                            tolerance for competitively pricing various risks, including risks related to Light Rail
                            Vehicles’ supply and system integration.
                            Overview of Procurement Option Analysis
                            The original Design-Build-Finance-Vehicle value for money assessment was positive.
                            Due to subsequent changes in market conditions, the revisited
                            Design-Build-Finance-Vehicles value for money assessment is now negative. This
                            assessment, coupled with the market sounding results, indicate that there is an
                            increased reluctance in the construction marketplace to take on risks related to LRT
                            vehicles and system integration. Owners must be willing to share, or take on, risks if
                            Page 2 of 4 Report: CR_7711
                            Valley Line West Procurement Update
                            they are to attract bidders. As such, the Design-Build-Finance-Vehicles method is no
                            longer preferred.
                            Multiple procurement options ranging from re-issuing the procurement as originally
                            planned or with slight modifications to the risk regime, using different forms of
                            agreement and separating the infrastructure and light rail vehicle procurements were
                            evaluated.
                            Administration has determined that the procurement approach that will generate the
                            greatest overall positive value for money and market interest is for the City is to
                            terminate the previous Design-Build-Finance-Vehicles procurement and to proceed
                            with two new procurements: one for the Valley Line West infrastructure as a
                            Design-Build-Finance and a separate procurement for light rail vehicles.
                            A detailed analysis of the procurement options is outlined in Attachment 1.
                            Next Steps
                            Administration is currently updating its procurement documents and preparing to
                            launch the new procurement processes in early 2020. Administration will review the
                            new procurement approach with industry to generate maximum interest and
                            participation in preparation for the Valley Line West procurement.
                            Administration will launch the infrastructure Design-Build-Finance procurement
                            process by Q1 2020 and will select a preferred proponent in Q4 2020, with design and
                            construction commencing immediately thereafter. Administration does not anticipate
                            that this shift in procurement timelines will impact the target 2026-2027 project
                            completion date.
                            Enabling works such as land acquisition, access closures, building demolitions and
                            utility relocations will continue throughout 2020.
                            Valley Line West updated procurement schedule
                            Milestone Updated Procurement Approach Schedule
                            Formally conclude Design-Build-Finance-Vehicles procurement Q4 2019
                            Design-Build-Finance Request For Qualification (RFQ) launch Q1 2020
                            Design-Build-Finance Request For Proposal (RFP) launch Q2 2020
                            Light rail vehicle procurement strategy Q2 2020
                            Design-Build-Finance contract award Q4 2020
                            Page 3 of 4 Report: CR_7711
                            Valley Line West Procurement Update
                            Budget/Financial
                            The Valley Line LRT: Downtown to Lewis Farms Project (Capital Profile 16-66-7017)
                            currently has approved funding of $2.61 billion for preliminary design, land acquisition,
                            project procurement, construction of the infrastructure and supply of the light rail
                            vehicles.
                            Legal
                            The City has the ability to terminate the existing Design-Build-Finance-Vehicle
                            procurement process.
                            Corporate Outcomes and Performance Management
                            Corporate Outcome(s): Edmontonians use public transit and active modes of transportation
                            Outcome(s) Measure(s) Result(s) Target(s)
                            Edmontonian use public transit and
                            active modes of transportation
                            Journey to Work Mode
                            (percent of survey
                            respondents who select auto
                            passenger, transit, walk,
                            cycle or other)
                            26.1% (2016) 25.9% (201
                            Corporate Outcome(s): The City of Edmonton has a resilient financial position
                            Outcome(s) Measure(s) Result(s) Target(s)
                            The City of Edmonton has a resilient
                            financial position
                            City Asset Sustainability
                            (actual expenditure on capital
                            infrastructure divided by
                            required expenditure)
                            0.94 (2017) 1.00 (201
                            Attachment
                            1. Valley Line West Procurement Update (PRIVATE)
                            Others Reviewing this Report
                            ● A. Laughlin, Acting Deputy City Manager, Financial and Corporate Services
                            ● C. Owen, Deputy City Manager, Communications and Engagement
                            ● B. Andriachuk, City Solicitor
                            Page 4 of 4 Report: CR_7711


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                            • Probably should be in the other thread, no? This is about the portion to mill woods.
                              A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices.

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                              • I thought I saw one of the LRVs parked at the CN yard. It'll probably sit there until the strike is over?

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