Montreal launches Contrecœur container terminal procurement process


The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) has launched the public procurement process in preparation for the design and construction of the new Contrecœur container terminal.

Posted on 4 August on MERX and SEAO electronic tendering services, the Request for Qualification documents are now available to industry representatives interested in the project.

Through this Request for Qualification, the MPA will preselect up to three companies on the basis of technical and financial criteria.

These companies will then be invited to bid in response to the call for proposals in preparation for construction, which, subject to obtaining the required approvals and permits, will commence in 2021.

The Request for Qualification is the first step in an open procurement process for the strategic infrastructure project estimated to cost between CA$750 million ($565 million) and CA$950 million ($715 million).

While complying with the ongoing assessment process, it will make it possible to prepare the start of construction as soon as environmental approvals and permits have been obtained. 

“Launching the Request for Qualification is another milestone for the Contrecœur Terminal. Here again, it shows the project’s progress and relevance, particularly in a context of economic recovery,” said Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the MPA.

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