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Opportunity Notice

The City of Calgary Green Line LRT – Shepard Phase

Opportunity Information


The City of Calgary

Organization Address:

Reference Number:


Solicitation Number:    


Solicitation Type:

Request for Pre-Qualification

Posting (MM/dd/yyyy):

09:34:52 AM Alberta Time

Closing (MM/dd/yyyy):

02:00:59 PM Alberta Time

Last Update (MM/dd/yyyy):

09:34:53 AM Alberta Time

Agreement Type:


Region of Opportunity:


Region of Delivery:


Opportunity Type:

Open & Competitive

Commodity Codes:

5159B: Other Special Trade Construction Work
5139A: Construction Services, Not Elsewhere Specified
5139B: Engineering Works, Not Elsewhere Specified
5132A: Bridges, Elevated Highways, Tunnels, Subways and Railroads
5123B: Construction of Warehouses and Industrial Buildings
Category: Construction
Potential vendors (bidders) may view the bid package in the following location(s).

APC (Notice only)
BuildWorks Canada
Interested vendors (bidders) who wish to submit a response to this opportunity should register their interest by selecting the "Express Interest" button or downloading the document(s) from the bid package. This will result in you automatically receiving an email notification each time an amendment is made to the opportunity for which you have registered.

Bid Information

Project Description:

Request for Prequalification for the City of Calgary Green Line - Shepard Phase. The City intends to select up to three prequalified parties to be invited to participate in the subsequent procurement process.

Pre-Bid Meeting:

August 20, 2019 at 9:00 AM Calgary Time. The Applicants’ Meeting will be hosted at www.calgary.ca/live. During this session Applicant's can raise their question(s) by sending an email to following email address: greenline.procurement@calgary.ca

Bid Security:


Additional Requirements:

See RFSQ 19-011 documents at www.calgary.merx.com

Tendering Authority Contact Information:

Gilbert, Geoff
Senior Buyer, City of Calgary
677 25 Avenue SE
2nd Floor, Building U
Calgary, Alberta T2G 4K8
Tel: 403 268-4580
Fax: 403 268-5523
Email: geoff.gilbert@calgary.ca

Bid Document Availability

Hard Copy Bid Documents:

This is an OPEN opportunity. www.calgary.merx.com. Proponents must register with MERX Open Proposals. Bidding documents should be obtained from Merx as shown below. Bids to be submitted via the Merx 4 online portal found at www.calgary.merx.com. Hard copies will not be accepted. Failure to submit via Merx 4 will result in a non-compliant bid.

Hard Copy Plan Rooms:

www.calgary.merx.com: MERX Open Proposals: 0000157659

Electronic Plan Rooms:


Opportunity Description:

The Project is the first phase of the Green Line Light Rail Transit Project and comprises an approximate 16km long low-floor LRT line extending from the east of the proposed 4th Street station through Inglewood/Ramsay to 126th Avenue Southeast (the Shepard Phase”). It will include a combination of approximately 1 km of elevated guideway and 15km of at-grade sections as well as a maintenance and storage facility (the “Maintenance and Storage Facility” or “MSF”). Other key structures include 10 stations (two elevated stations, and eight at-grade stations), numerous bridges, three park-and-ride facilities with a total of approximately 1900 parking stalls. The estimated cost of the Shepard Phase is estimated to be $1.2 billion. (“Project Cost”)
The second phase extends the Shepard Phase from 4th Street station to 16th Avenue North (the “Centre City Phase”). The Centre City Phase and the light rail vehicle (“LRV”) supply are excluded from the scope of this RFQ.

The Request for Prequalification process will not involve negotiation or an electronic auction. Prequalification Submissions will not be opened publicly.

This procurement is subject to the following trade agreements:
The Canadian Free Trade Agreement, Chapter Five
The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement,
Chapter 19