Request for proposal issued to build Blackfalds high school

A request for qualifications (RFQ) for the P3 bundle, which includes high schools in Blackfalds, Edmonton, Langdon and Leduc, is posted on the Alberta Purchasing Connection.

Once the RFQ is closed on Oct. 8, a short list of up to three proponents will be invited to bid on the P3 project through the request for proposal stage.

As part of Alberta’s economic recovery, it’s more important than ever our infrastructure investments are thoughtful and strategic,” said Prasad Panda, Minister of Infrastructure today. “We have a successful track record of delivering much-needed school infrastructure using P3s. We know P3s offer value for money and we are confident this is the best method to provide these five communities with new high schools.”

The five new high schools included in the P3 bundle are:

  • Blackfalds – Grade 9-12 school
  • Edmonton – Grade 10-12 school in the southeast
  • Edmonton – Grade 10-12 Catholic school in Heritage Valley
  • Langdon – Grade 7-12 school
  • Leduc – Grade 10-12 school

These five new high schools are part of the more than $10 billion infrastructure spending announced as part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan.

This spending includes:

  • $6.9 billion Budget 2020 capital spending
  • $980 million accelerated for Capital Maintenance and Renewal
  • $200 million for Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program and water infrastructure projects
  • $600 million in strategic infrastructure projects, $500 million in municipal infrastructure
  • $1.5 billion for Keystone XL

Red Deer Times staff