Development of Montreal’s Maison de Radio-Canada (MRC) and the surrounding site: Three groups selected to develop projects

August 16, 2012, Montreal

Further to the request for qualifications (RFQ) initiated this past April, CBC/Radio-Canada has shortlisted three consortia to put together proposals that meet the Corporation’s space needs and plan for development of the entire MRC Montreal site. The consortia are as follows:

  • Consortium Média Cité:

Busac Inc. - Fiera Axium Infrastructure Inc. - Samcon Inc. - Pomerleau Inc. - CHB-IBI Inc. - Société de contrôle Johnson Canada S.E.C. - Brookfield Financial - Jodoin Lamarre Pratte et associés architectes - Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes - GÉNIVAR Inc. - Pageau Morel et Associés - Bouthillette Parizeau et associés Inc. - Arup Canada Inc. - Communication Didcom Inc. - Blake, Cassels & Graydon - S.E.N.C.R.L./s.r.l.

  • Partenaires du développement de la Maison:

Broccolini GP Inc. (Broccolini LP II) - Fengate Capital Management Ltd. - Broccolini Construction Inc. - Urban Capital Property Group - Development McGill - Béïque Legault Thuot Architects - Quadrangle - Cofely Service Inc. - Dupras Ledoux - CLA Experts-Conseils - GH+A - National Bank Financial - McMillan LLP - Enermodal Engineering - Aercoustics - Public Work - Marchand Houle & Associates Inc.

  • SNC-Lavalin/Prével:

SNC-Lavalin Inc. - Alliance Prével Inc. - Daoust Lestage - Intercom Services Immobiliers Acertys Inc. - Aedifica - Artec Consultants Inc. - Menkes Schooner Dagenais Létourneau Architectes - SNC-Lavalin O&M - SNC-Lavalin Construction - SNC-Lavalin (Capital).

Evaluation Process

With support from external consultants, the working committees made up of CBC/Radio-Canada professionals evaluated all proponents and determined whether or not they met all legal, technical and financial requirements. An external auditor of the process was also mandated to ensure that the overall evaluation exercise remained consistent and transparent. All proposals were carefully assessed in a uniform and equitable manner.

Next Steps

In fall 2012, the qualified consortia must respond to a request for proposals, and they will be given about six months to develop a project, based on needs and criteria to be determined by the Corporation. Proposals will then be evaluated, and CBC/Radio-Canada should be in a position to announce which group has been selected around fall 2013.

For reference purposes, the qualifications process was conducted further to a request for information (RFI) issued in fall 2011. The RFI was intended to assess the overall viability of the project and confirm the development scenario resulting from the zoning bylaw passed by the City of Montreal and 2009 agreement between the City of Montreal and CBC/Radio-Canada.

Jean-François St-Onge
Phone: 514-597-6003

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