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Kicking Horse Canyon Project Phase 4: procurement moving forward


December 18, 2019
By Government of B.C.

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Dec. 18, 2019, B.C. – The province of British Columbia has selected three pre-qualified teams to participate in the request for proposals (RFP) stage to design and construct Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project on Highway 1, which will improve safety and reliability east of Golden.

After evaluating the request for qualifications submissions, the teams selected to participate in the RFP are:

Kiewit Infrastructure BC ULC

  • Kiewit Infrastructure BC ULC
  • McElhanney Engineering Services Ltd.
  • Mott MacDonald Canada Ltd.
  • Thurber Engineering Ltd.
  • Peter Kiewit Sons ULC

Flatiron-Vinci Joint Venture

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  • Flatiron Constructors Canada Ltd.
  • Vinci Infrastructure Canada Ltd.
  • Janin Atlas Inc.
  • Carmacks Enterprises Ltd.
  • Dodin Quebec Inc.
  • COWI North America Ltd.
  • Urban Systems Ltd.
  • Tetra Tech Canada Inc.
  • Brybil Projects Ltd.
  • Wyllie & Norrish Rock Engineers Ltd.
  • Dynamic Avalanche Consulting Ltd.
  • 6 Point Engineering and Avalanche Consulting Ltd.

Kicking Horse Canyon Constructors

  • Aecon Constructors, a division of Aecon Construction Group Inc.
  • Parsons Inc.
  • Emil Anderson Construction (EAC) Inc.
  • EXP Services Inc.

The Kicking Horse Canyon Project includes realigning and widening the final 4.8-kilometre, two-lane section through the canyon from West Portal to Yoho Bridge to four lanes and installing median barrier, as well as snow avalanche and rockfall hazard protection.

The request for proposals is posted on the project website. The contract for the Kicking Horse Canyon Project is expected to be awarded in summer 2020, with construction beginning in fall 2020.

BC Infrastructure Benefits (BCIB) is the employer for workers on the project. BCIB is responsible for implementing the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA), which ensures that all workers on the project receive competitive, equal, transparent wages and benefits. BCIB applies priority hiring to ensure that qualified locals, women, Indigenous peoples and people with disabilities benefit from this investment. All employees will receive respectful workplace training and Indigenous cultural competency training as part of their experience on the site.