March 7, 2018

Kasian Toronto shortlisted for CBSA Land Border Crossing Project – achieves highest-scoring proposal with Border Link Partners

For Immediate Release

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Border Link Partners — a consortium comprising Kasian Architecture, Fengate Real Asset Investments (Fengate), Clark Builders, EBC, Honeywell, and HOCHTIEF — has been identified as one of three shortlisted consortiums to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain (DBFM) the Canada Border Services Agency’s Land Border Crossing Project.

“We are thrilled that our consortium has been shortlisted for this project, what an honour to have been awarded the highest score,” notes Sanja Djulepa, Principal at Kasian Toronto. “This truly demonstrates that our partnership brings the right level of expertise to the table. It is our goal to showcase our knowledge in the next stage of the procurement process.”

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), on behalf of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), has prioritized the renewal of a subset of its custodial portfolio consisting of an expected 31 Ports of Entry (POEs) across Canada. Through a DBFM (P3) contract, PWGSC intends to procure a Private Partner to demolish, design, rebuild, and provide maintenance and lifecycle services to the selected POEs. Over a planned 30-year life cycle, the scope includes new structures, new access points, new circulation routes, and other associated work. The Private Partner will develop a cost-effective implementation strategy that satisfies a pan-Canadian solution with work developing across the remote sites, where each site considers the environment in which it operates. To the greatest extent possible, each region should benefit from success at the same time. The current estimated budget is $440 million.

Kasian brings a long history of working with PWGSC and CBSA on border crossings and port of entries including the current Gordie Howe Windsor-Detroit Border Crossing (ON), Pacific Highway Border Crossing (BC), Kingsgate Border Crossing (BC), St. Stephen Border Crossing (NB), and Sweetgrass/Coutts Border Crossing (AB), to name a few. Our team looks forward to adding our expertise to and exploring the design options at the RFP stage.

Congratulations to our Toronto team on this exciting shortlist.

For more information, visit the Public Services and Government Services Canada website.

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