British Columbia issues RFQ for third Surrey Langley SkyTrain project

Nov. 15, 2022
The third and final contract will cover the systems and trackwork contract, which includes the design and installation of the SkyTrain trackwork and electrical systems integration.

The government of British Columbia has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the third and final contract for the Surrey Langley SkyTrain project.

The RFQ for the third contract covers the systems and trackwork contract, which includes the design and installation of the SkyTrain trackwork, as well as the design, installation and integration of electrical systems, such as power, telecommunications and automatic train control.

The RFQ will close Jan. 23, 2023. Following evaluation, as many as three teams will be selected to participate in the next stage of the competitive selection process, which is the request for proposals (RFP).

The Surrey Langley SkyTrain Project will be built through three different contracts. The first RFQ, to build the elevated guideway, roadworks and utilities, was issued on Aug. 2, 2022. The multi-contract approach will increase competition and will enable a broader range of companies to bid on different elements of the project.

The second contract RFQ was issued in early October for the construction of eight new SkyTrain stations, including active transportation elements, such as cycling and walking paths around the stations.

The Surrey Langley SkyTrain project is a 16-kilometer (9.9-mile) extension of the Expo Line from King George Station to Langley City Centre and is the first rapid transit expansion south of the Fraser River in 30 years. Once complete, the project will provide high-quality and low-cost transportation for people in Surrey, Langley and across Metro Vancouver.

Major construction on the Surrey Langley SkyTrain project is expected to begin in 2024, and the extension is anticipated to be operational in late 2028.

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