City Welcomes New Project Manager for Johnson Street Bridge Project
Sep 05, 2012
(News Release) VICTORIA — The City of Victoria has announced Ken Jarvela is the new Senior Project Manager for the Johnson Street Bridge Replacement Project. Jarvela will start in his position on Monday, September 17.
“This is an important and exciting transportation project,” said Jarvela. “I am looking forward to joining the project team and to be a part of building a new bridge for Victoria.”
Jarvela is a professional engineer from Ontario with over 30 years of experience in civil engineering. He has worked on numerous municipal projects, including several bridges.
His most recent major project involved the Blue Water Bridge, which spans the St. Clair River between Point Edward, Ontario and Port Huron, Michigan. He was the Project Manager and Chief Engineer for the $160 million construction of the second span of the Blue Water Bridge and the rehabilitation of the original span.
Request for Proposal Update
The City has issued an addendum to change the closing date of the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the bridge contract to October 18, 2012.
With an objective to deliver a new bridge that meets the City’s budget and design criteria, the RFP process permits proponents to discuss potential design optimizations with the City in advance to help ensure the proposals are consistent with the City’s requirements. The additional time will allow for these discussions to continue. The proponents are aware of the funding deadlines and fishery work windows.
The three world-class bridge proponents participating in the RFP process, all of whom have experience in building movable bridges, are PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc., Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co. (Kiewit) and WCC Construction Canada, ULC (Walsh).
Once the fixed-price proposals are received they will be evaluated and staff will prepare a report to Council with a recommendation. Council makes the final decision on the award of the contract.