Become a Builder Partner

For contract amounts that exceed a certain threshold, procurement is governed by a fair, transparent public tendering process. 

PROCESS SUMMARY

STEP 1: REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

Notice of the RFQ will be publically advertised through MERX (Canada’s Public Tender Service), allowing any builder to submit a proposal for evaluation. Respondents will be asked to identify in their proposals which land use/product type they are interested in contributing to the project. Proposals submitted will be evaluated based on the respondent’s corporate vision and values, experience and innovation in sustainability and design.

STEP 2: THE DISCUSSION PROCESS

Firms shortlisted under the RFQ will partake in a “discussion” process prior to the release of the RFP. This opportunity will allow WCDT to receive feedback and comments from builders on the information provided and make any applicable changes prior to the release of the RFP. There is no evaluation as part of the Discussion Process and all respondents who are shortlisted as part of the RFQ are eligible to submit for the RFP.

STEP 3: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)

The shortlisted builders who qualified through the RFQ process will be able to submit proposals for the RFP. The RFP provides the respondent with further information relating to the individual parcels available for development and requests more specific information related to the value and vision of the parcels from the builder/developer. The evaluation criteria for the RFP will include the price offered for the parcel, development proposal and project team.

TENDERING HISTORY

In early 2015, the Trust issued its first Request for Qualifications to secure development partners for the first phase. From the responses, a shortlist was developed and a Request for Proposals were issued to those shortlisted. Since then, the Trust has issued subsequent RFPs for further development parcels.

Future opportunities will be made public and advertised accordingly.

 

THE LAND LEASE

The Trust will offer leases to developers on parcels for a pre-paid 99-year term. The lease is in the form of prepaid rent, meaning it is a one-time upfront payment for the term. At the end of the lease term there will be an option to negotiate an extension or terminate. For those parcels sold as residential-condo if the lease terminates the Trust will pay the leaseholder fair market value for the residence which sits on the land.

 

THE PARCELS

The West Campus is envisioned to grow outwards, starting development in the heart of the community at the intersection of West Campus Gate and West Campus Way.The following land use types are anticipated to be included within the first development phase of the project but are subject to change;

  • M-G
  • M-2
  • DC M-H2*
  • DC C-COR1*
  • C-O (office)

*see resource section for a copy of the DCs.