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Pre-Qualification of General Contractors for the Gibraltar Point Erosion Control Project


Closing Date: 04/27/2018 12:00:00 PM ET


To All,
Pre-qualification information, submitted on CCDC 11 – 2016 Contractor’s Qualification Statement with supporting material (e.g. company resume, key employee resume, company resources, comparable project brochures, etc.) will be received at TORONTO AND REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY. Please provide references for past projects completed for the Public Sector (e.g. Conservation Authorities, Municipalities, Provincial/Federal Ministries, etc.)
The purpose of this pre-qualification is to identify qualified general contractors that will be invited to submit tenders for the Gibraltar Point Erosion Control Project (herein ‘the Project’).
Project Description
The Gibraltar Point Erosion Control Project is being completed by the City of Toronto in partnership with The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), in coordination with their consultants, W.F. Baird & Associates (Baird). The purpose of the Gibraltar Point Erosion Control Project is to develop a long-term, sustainable solution to halt further erosion of the Toronto Islands around Gibraltar Point, which will protect existing infrastructure and public safety, and both preserve and enhance aquatic and terrestrial habitat.
Erosion at Gibraltar Point has been documented for over 100 years. Currently coastal engineers estimate that the shoreline is eroding at a rate of up to 4m/year. If erosion continues at this rate it will have detrimental effects on long-term public safety and will result in the loss of significant environmental and socio-economic resources for the City of Toronto. 
Coastal engineers, Baird, were tasked by TRCA to investigate potential erosion mitigation solutions at the Gibraltar Point area. The erosion control solution designed by Baird is a nearshore reef and associated groyne concept that mimics natural coastal features and has built within it improvements in aquatic habitat. It will also include a sand management program where sand will be placed strategically to protect Gibraltar Point and nourish Hanlan’s Beach.            
Scope of Work
The scope of work will include, but is not necessarily limited to, the supply of all, labour, material, supervision and equipment necessary to implement the project as per the detailed design drawing set prepared by W.F. Baird & Associates consulting firm, in coordination with the TRCA and City of Toronto. TRCA anticipates issuing a tender for construction of the Gibraltar Point Erosion Control Project.   Approved contractors will be required to provide, at a minimum the following services:

  • Construction of near shore reef;
  • Water based construction of shoreline protection works (Supply and install by barge approximately 28,500 tonnes of various types of aggregate);
  • Supply and install permanent and temporary navigation markers;
  • Construction of shore-tied groyne;
  • Installation of perimeter safety fence, signage, erosion and sediment controls, and tree protection fencing through environmentally sensitive areas.
Note: TRCA’s design drawing set for the Project will be shared with pre-qualified bidders who are invited to bid on the Request for Quotation for Contract # 10007876 upon completion of this Request for Pre-Qualification (RFPQ) process.
Contractors interested in pre-qualifying are advised that the criteria for evaluation will include: completeness of submission; past experience with construction within environmentally sensitive areas; construction of similar erosion control works; experience with installation and maintenance of ESC measures; shoreline protection works; habitat enhancement and regeneration projects; waterfront development projects; ability to meet construction schedule milestones; ability to coordinate work by others; experience dealing with and projects with construction budgets of $2,000,000 to $4,000,000; experience working in and around watercourses; the contractor must be familiar with relevant environmental legislation and procedures as it relates to construction within an environmentally sensitive area, watercourses and within the TRCA’s jurisdiction. All interested general contractors will have to be bondable, a bid security of 10% of the contract price will be required, as well as an Agreement to Bond from a bonding company licensed in the Province of Ontario for 100% of Performance and 100% Labour and Material required at the time of Tender submission; Comprehensive general liability insurance in the amount of $5,000,000.00, naming the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and The City of Toronto as co-insured; Bidder is responsible for reviewing a copy of the City of Toronto Fair Wage Schedule applicable to this Pre-qualification Call.  A copy of the Fair Wage Schedule can be found at the following website: http://www.toronto.ca/fairwage/index.htm.

Submission Details
Pre-qualification packages must be received at the receiving office on or before 12:00 PM on Friday, April 27, 2018. Please provide one (1) original paper copy of the CCDC 11 – 2016 Contractor’s Qualification with supporting material, and one (1) duplicate electronic copy (pdf) on a USB. Pre-qualification forms sent by courier should be clearly marked and sent to:
Pre-Qualification of General Contractors for the Gibraltar Point Erosion Control Project, City of Toronto (Contract # 10007876)
Attention: James Dickie
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
101, Exchange Avenue
Vaughan ON L4K 5R6

Email: jdickie@trca.on.ca
The Receiving Office will be open for receipt of qualifications from Monday to Friday during the period of 8:30am to 4:00pm. The date and time of receipt of the pre-qualification form shall be deemed by the date and time indicated by the receipt issued by the Receiving Office.
After the deadline, only supplementary documentation specifically requested by TRCA shall be considered as part of a proposal.
Tenders are expected to be called in May 2018 with award in July 2018. Implementation is tentatively scheduled for August 2018 pending receipt of all permits and approvals.  Construction must be substantially completed by December 28, 2018. Toronto and Region Conservation Authority reserves the right to select only those contractors that they deem suitable and qualified to undertake the Project. Only those contractors will receive tender documents.
Further information may be obtained by contacting:
James Dickie
Construction Procurement Advisor, Project Management Office
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Phone: 416-844-3987
Email: Jdickie@trca.on.ca


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