Calgary selects three groups for Stoney CNG bus storage PPP project


The Canadian city of Calgary has nominated three groups for the Stoney compressed natural gas (CNG) bus storage and transit PPP.


The groups are: Plenary Infrastructure - Plenary Group/Stantec Consulting/PCL Construction/Johnson Controls. EllisDon Infrastructure - EllisDon Capital/GEC/Strasman Architects/Morrison Hershfield/EllisDon Construction/Cofely Services.


Stoney Transit Partners - Gracorp Capital Partners/DIF Infra 3 Canada/Kasian Architecture .Interior Design and Planning/Maintenance Design Group/Graham Design Builders/Black and McDonald


The three groups will be summoned to submit formal proposals. Calgary, a city in the province of Alberta, decides to pick a preferred bidder in the second quarter of 2016.


The groups have to look after the design-build-finance-maintenance .CNG concession comprises founding a new transit bus storage and maintenance facility.


The facility will service Calgary's new fleet of CNG buses, as well as diesel buses, and be capable of housing up to 400 vehicles.


Construction is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2016, and be completed in late 2018. The Canadian government will provide up to C$48.4 million ($39.6 million) through its P3 Canada Fund for the project.


IBI Group (Canada) and sub-consultants Turner and Townsend, P1-Consulting and Change Energy are offering architectural advice.


Deloitte (financial), Davis (legal) and Knowles Canada (fairness advisors) are advising Calgary on the procurement.