Four general contractor firms shortlisted for construction of York University Markham Centre Campus

An artist’s concept drawing of York University’s new Markham Campus

York University has successfully completed its request for supplier qualification (RFSQ) process and has shortlisted four general contractor (GC) organizations to participate in the second stage – the request for proposal (tender) for the building of the new Markham Centre Campus.

The RFSQ was issued on March 28 to solicit proposals from potential GC firms interested in the construction of the new Markham Centre Campus.

Using the best value analysis approach, the evaluation team reviewed the submissions, interviewed the proponents, arrived at consensus and presented their recommendations to senior management.

The evaluation team was made up of members from Procurement Services, York University Development Corporation, Campus Services and Business Operations, and Diamond and Schmitt Architects. The following four firms have been shortlisted:

  1. Bird Construction Group
  2. EllisDon Corporation
  3. Eastern Construction Company Ltd.
  4. Walsh Canada

A request for proposal will be issued to the four shortlisted GCs at the end of August; that RFP will close in October, after which York University will select the GC that will be responsible for the construction of the new York University Markham Centre Campus.

Construction for the York University Markham Centre Campus is expected to begin in November.