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Feds ink $20M St. Lawrence bridge consulting contract

Global engineering firm Arup will advise Infrastructure Canada during the design, construction and operational phases of the project

MONTREAL—Infrastructure Canada has awarded a $20.4 million contract to global engineering consultant Arup for consulting services to the project authority for the new bridge for the St. Lawrence corridor project.

Arup will provide expert technical advice to Infrastructure Canada and will ensure that the Government of Canada’s requirements for this project are met. In addition, the consulting engineering firm will participate in project monitoring and verify the compliance, quality and integrity of the work performed by the independent engineer.

The contract will cover a period of approximately seven years, with three one-year option periods, for a total value of $20.4 million.

A “fairness monitor” external to the government has been selected to provide an impartial opinion on the fairness of this procurement process.

The New Bridge for the St. Lawrence Corridor will be built as part of a public-private partnership, and the federal government of Canada aims to have the new bridge in service by 2018, and to having the remainder of the corridor, including the reconstruction of Highway 15 and the new Île-des-Soeurs bridge, completed by 2020.

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