DataBid project of the week: Ottawa Central Library Development Opportunity

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DataBid is currently reporting on the Ottawa Central Library Development Opportunity

Status as of 9/24/2015: Open – Expressions/Letters of Interest
Ottawa Central Library Development Opportunity
Open – Expressions/Letters of Interest
Sector: Public
Project/Bid No.: 01415-95600-EOI-1
DataBid ID: 0022091615
Project Location: Various/Multiple, Ottawa ON
Project Class: General Building
Industry Educational
Trade Libraries
Bids Due: Nov. 17, 2015 3:00 p.m. – Supply Branch, 4th Floor, West Tower
Bids Due To City of Ottawa

Estimated Cost Estimate: Not Available

Detail of Services
The Ottawa Public Library Board and the City of Ottawa Council have approved the development of a modern, dynamic Ottawa Public Library Central Library facility for the City of Ottawa as a strategic initiative. A preferred site location, and delivery method, for constructing the Central Library have not yet been determined. The following Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) is the first stage of a three-stage procurement process to identify a development site and project delivery method. The REOI stage will be followed by a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and a Request for Proposals (RFP). The anticipated timeframe for the entire process to select a site, delivery method and commence construction is 32 months.
A new modern Central Library facility will be a significant landmark civic building in Ottawa to serve Ottawa’s  downtown population and to provide a city-wide service to workers and residents expected to travel downtown every day using the new Confederation Light Rail Line. The Ottawa Central Library is envisioned as an innovative and iconic facility. Combining form and function, the structure will be advantageously positioned and clearly distinguished from any potential partner development that might be co-located on a joint development site.
The purpose of this REOI is to seek input and interest from the private and/or public sector regarding the implementation and delivery of a new 12,263 sq. m. (132,000 sq. ft.) Central Library. The REOI will function as an open invitation to interested parties and their consortium partners to provide verbal and written responses to questions and to meet through Commercially Confidential Meetings (CCMs) with OPL/City staff and their consultants to examine potential development opportunities and how they may integrate with Central Library Development.
It is the intent of the Ottawa Public Library and City of Ottawa to engage the development community early in the project process. The industry feedback gathered during the REOI will be used to refine the business opportunity and guide the assessment process for the RFQ process to be undertaken as part of Stage 2 of the procurement process.
Attention
Commercially Confidential Meetings: Respondents are encouraged to participate in the REOI by requesting Commercially Confidential Meetings (CCMs) with the OPL/City to seek both clarification on this opportunity and provide feedback. CCMs will permit an open exchange between the OPL/City and the Respondents, and will provide valuable industry insight and feedback that will be used to develop the Terms of Reference for the RFP.
All requests for Commercially Confidential Meetings are to be made to the Administrative Authority on or before Friday, 30 Oct. 2015.
The REOI is inclusive and flexible and is not designed to pre-qualify Respondents. A potential Respondent who does not participate in the REOI is not precluded from participating in any future procurement (RFQ and/or RFP).

Project/Document Info: City of Ottawa – Merx Document Availability
Divisions of work:
Division 02 – Existing Conditions
Division 03 – Concrete
Division 04 – Masonry
Division 05 – Metals
Division 06 – Wood, Plastics and Composites
Division 07 – Thermal and Moisture Protection
Division 08 – Openings
Division 09 – Finishes
Division 10 – Specialties
Division 21 – Fire Suppression
Division 22 – Plumbing
Division 23 – HVAC
Division 25 – Integrated Automation
Division 26 – Electrical
Division 27 – Communications
Division 28 – Electronic Safety and Security
Division 31 – Earthwork
Division 32 – Exterior Improvements
Division 33 – Utilities

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