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  • Originally posted by IanO View Post
    Oh you guys.
    You wanted Dynalife to stay downtown, this is what it comes with it.
    Giving less of a damn than ever… Can't laugh at the ignorant if you ignore them!

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    • City launches new Valley Line West LRT procurement



      November 12, 2019

      The City of Edmonton is launching a new procurement process for the Valley Line West LRT project.

      The 14-kilometre extension from Downtown to Lewis Farms will be delivered using a design-build-finance (DBF) model. This type of contract requires the successful bidder to undertake the design and construction of the Valley Line West project and provide partial private financing. Once fully complete, the full 27-kilometre Valley Line will provide a reliable continuous light rail transit service connecting major destinations between southeast, downtown and west Edmonton.

      The City chose the new procurement strategy after engaging with construction industry stakeholders to better understand changes in the market’s capacity to build the Valley Line West LRT. The City will procure light rail vehicles separately and is currently exploring options related to that approach.

      “Our goal has always been to deliver the Valley Line West LRT project in a manner that provides Edmontonians with the best value for their money and we’re confident our new procurement strategy will achieve that,” said Bruce Ferguson, Branch Manager for LRT Expansion and Renewal.

      Through competitive procurement, the City ensures fair and rigorous competition among experienced participants in the design and construction industry. The City expects to launch the new procurement process with a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) early in the new year. The successful proponent will be selected by the end of 2020 and the project is expected to be completed by 2027.

      The new procurement strategy comes after two of the three shortlisted teams withdrew from the previous procurement process in July. The City temporarily paused procurement to fully understand the changing market conditions and evaluate its options before relaunching with a new approach.

      The Valley Line West procurement strategy report will be presented to Executive Committee for information on November 18.


      For more information:
      edmonton.ca/valleylinewest

      Media contact:
      Mariam Ibrahim
      Communications Advisor
      Communications and Engagement
      780-496-5088


      Ottawa-Edmonton-Vancouver-Edmonton

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      • How will this operate with the Valley East line being a P3 and being run by the consortium that built it? Will the operators have to change downtown? Will ETS contract to the Valley East drivers to run west?

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        • Originally posted by kkozoriz View Post
          How will this operate with the Valley East line being a P3 and being run by the consortium that built it? Will the operators have to change downtown? Will ETS contract to the Valley East drivers to run west?
          The design-build-finance model is for design and construction phases only, not for operation. See here and there:

          https://edmontonjournal.com/news/loc...sed-at-council

          http://sirepub.edmonton.ca/sirepub/c...9041345736.PDF

          I wonder though that with the change in provincial government and subsequent delays in funding whether private investment will be forthcoming. The risk would seem to have increased considerably.

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          • That's my question. It doesn't include operation but the Valley Line East does.

            The project is being delivered as a Public-Private Partnership (P3). In 2016, TransEd Partners was selected to complete design, build and operate the Valley Line Southeast.

            https://www.edmonton.ca/projects_pla...wis-farms.aspx

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            • It would be really weird to have two connected lines on continuous track using the same trains operated by different organizations/companies.

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              • Yes it would, which is why I'm asking how it would work. Is the SE LRT consortium now guaranteed a contract to run WLRT since operation isn't part of the contract for the west line?

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                • I think it will end up with slrt drivers working the entire Valley line
                  LRT is our future, time to push forward.

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                  • But they're not contracted for that. A contract would need to be negotiated for the additional drivers, maintenance, etc.

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                    • Originally posted by kkozoriz View Post
                      But they're not contracted for that. A contract would need to be negotiated for the additional drivers, maintenance, etc.
                      Well I think by the time there is a west line in place they will be able to hash out a deal.
                      LRT is our future, time to push forward.

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                      • Treed boulevards are currently being taken out this week on 104 Avenue and temporarily paved.
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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


                          Ottawa-Edmonton-Vancouver-Edmonton

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                          • ^ Looks complicated
                            Mom said I should not talk to cretins!

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                            • That's the simple version, lol.
                              LRT is our future, time to push forward.

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                              • Ha, ha.

                                So is WLRT procurement still going ahead, or is that portion of the project dead in the water?
                                Mom said I should not talk to cretins!

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