Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has posted an RFI to get feedback from the industry. The federal department is contemplating the establishment of design-build standing offers for office fit-up projects in the National Capital Region, with cross-Canada potential.
The scope of work under the standing offers include the design and construction phases, possibly including the provision and installation of furnishings and information technology infrastructure. Estimates for individual fit-up work packages (inclusive of design and construction) vary, but maximums are estimated to be upward of $60 million (including taxes) per project. Individual projects will normally be within the same office building/complex and will take place on one or more floors. PSPC would consider the possibility of pre-qualifying different groups of design-builders based on cost scope ladders segregated by construction values (e.g. <$10 million, $10 million to $25 million, $25 million to $60 million). These figures are provided for context only and do not reflect any commitment regarding the opportunities that will be solicited or contracts that will be awarded.
The RFI and details on how to submit a response can be found by clicking here.
PSPC is seeking comments, ideas, and responses by 2 pm on Friday, June 5.