RFI: Federal government seeks contractors interested in design-build offers for office fit-up projects

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

Public Service and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is seeking information from respondents with interest, individually or as part of a consortium/joint venture, for office-fit up projects in the National Capital Region and possibly throughout the country.

“The scope of work under the Standing Offers will include the design and construction phases, potentially including the provision and installation of furniture and information technology infrastructure,” the Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) reports in its newsletter.

“Estimates for individual fit-up work packages (inclusive of design and construction) vary but maximums are estimated to be upwards 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. <$10M, $10-$25M, $25-$60M). These figures are provided for context only and does not reflect any commitment regarding the opportunities that will be solicited or contracts that will be awarded.

“Based on industry feedback and an evolving government environment, PSPC is contemplating the establishment of Design-Build Standing Offers (DBSOs) to deliver a full range of office fit-up projects, in the National Capital Area and potentially across Canada, and is seeking information from respondents with interest, individually or as part of a consortium/joint venture, in one or more aspects of the proposed approach,” PSPC says in its RFI.

PSPC says it is looking to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Full project delivery (design and construction) reducing the overall project lifecycle timeline, increasing the overall quality of work while reducing overall project risk;
  • Enabling risk to be assumed and managed by the parties best positioned to do so;
  • Consistency in the delivery of the program of work to be delivered via this arrangement by leveraging qualified vendors;
  • Increased efficiency in the award of individual work packages;
  • Increased overall project delivery capacity; and
  • Cost certainty including fixed or per unit pricing wherever possible.

The RFI and details on how to submit a response can be at this link: https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tender-notice/PW-PWL-041-2519

PSPC is seeking comments, ideas, responses or information no later than Friday, May 22 at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

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