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View Enquiry: BE 2019-2119-196

Contract Details
Contract Number
Tender Owner
MTO Capital
From 1.8 km West of Glendale Avenue, Easterly to 1.2 km East of Glendale Avenue; Site No. 18X-0161/B0; and Site No. 090200.
QMS Declaration
Option A or B bidding
Contract Description
DESIGN BUILD MAJOR: QEW / Glendale Avenue Interchange Reconstruction
Tender Instructions
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST must be received electronically as prescribed in the Expression of Interest document by 01:30:00 P.M. local time on: October 30, 2019
Contract Dates
Tender Advertise
Tender Opening
28-May-2020 at 01:30:00 PM
TRF Submission Opening
TRF Submission Closing
22-May-2020 at 12:00:00 PM

Enquiry Details
Enquiry Date
01-May-2020 at 11:19:16 AM
Seasonal Construction Shutdown
Reference is made to RFI 175 Can construction work still continue during the seasonal shut down periods, as long as traffic is not impacted, and ingress, egress are not positioned on the QEW or interchange ramps? Where the answer states ‘Construction work shall not continue during the seasonal shutdown period.’ The need to ensure the safety of the travelling public and allow proper winter maintenance activities is indeed paramount. However, often construction activities on highway projects are allowed to proceed as long as there is no impact to traffic and winter maintenance operations. We would like to clarify that the intent of this RFI response is exclusive to the works impacting traffic and winter maintenance operations and does not apply to elements outside of what is required for winter shutdown handover. Our review has determined that the RFP PA does not actually appear to restrict all construction work during the seasonal shutdown period. The language in Special Provision No. 199F45 is limited to outlining lane configuration, pavement, markings, barriers, etc. requirements during the shutdown period. The SP details the shutdown periods; - November 16, 2020 to May 16, 2021 - November 15, 2021 to May 15, 2022 - November 14, 2022 to April 2, 2023 There are many activities that can occur independent of the Special Provision requirements for specific lane configurations. Elimination of all construction work during the seasonal shutdown reduces time allowed for construction work to 16 total months and further challenges the ability to complete the work in the time allotted as indicated in other RFIs. Other environmental restrictions reduce this further for specific activities. The RFP PA does not state that construction work shall not continue during the seasonal shutdown period. Please clarify that this is not the intent of the RFI response.

Response Details
Response Status
Response Date
13-May-2020 at 12:06:28 PM
Please see addendum 11 (RFP addendum 8).