Residual solids from the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant will be piped to the Residuals Treatment Facility at Hartland Landfill, where they will be treated and turned into what are known as "Class A" biosolids. These biosolids are a high quality by-product safe for further use.
The CRD is currently in the process of selecting a proponent to construct the Residuals Treatment Facility through a competitive selection process.
Three qualified teams have been shortlisted to participate in the next stage of the competitive selection process to design, build, partially finance, operate and maintain the Residuals Treatment Facility over a 20-year term.
Seven submissions were received in response to the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) which closed on February 9, 2017. The following three teams have been selected to move forward to the Request for Proposals stage:
Harbour Resource Partners
- AECOM Capital Inc.
- AECOM Canada Ltd
- Graham Capital Partners LP
- Graham Infrastructure LP
- SUEZ Canada Inc.
- SUEZ Water Environmental Services Canada LP
Hartland Biosolids Partners
- Acciona Agua, S.A.
- Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc.
- Axium Intrastructure Inc.
- Brookfield Financial Securities LP
Hartland Resource Management Group
- Bird Capital Limited Partnership
- Bird Design-Build Construction Inc.
- Maple Reinders Constructors Ltd.
- Maple Reinders PPP Ltd
- Synagro Technologies Inc.
- Synagro Technologies Inc.
Proponents will submit their proposals by early fall and the Project Team expects to execute a contract and begin construction in early 2018. The Residuals Treatment Facility will be complete in late 2020.
The Residuals Treatment Facility is being funded by P3 Canada, the Government of British Columbia and the CRD.
As we get closer to construction of this segment of the Project, a robust community and engagement plan will ensure the surrounding communities have advance notice of construction activity and an opportunity to engage with the Project team. Broad outreach to stakeholders will include residents, businesses, schools, day cares, recreational groups, transportation providers, tourism groups and other organizations. Communications tools will include: project information line phone number, email, social media, website, community updates, construction bulletins, traffic media updates, door-to-door advisories where appropriate, and community information meetings.
Request for Qualification Evaluation Process
The RFQ closed on February 9, 2017. The three shortlisted teams were selected from the seven submissions received.
The evaluation process for the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was monitored by a Fairness Advisor who acted as an independent observer to ensure that the evaluation was fairly implemented. The Fairness Advisor was provided with full access to all documents, meetings and information related to the RFQ process. The Fairness Advisor concluded that the evaluation team fairly implemented the procurement processes in accordance with project documents.
A Due Diligence Panel (DDP) was put in place to review of the execution of the RFQ evaluation and ensure that the evaluation was compliant with the RFQ and consistently applied to each of the submissions. Specifically, the DDP reviewed the evaluation framework, including the application of the submission requirements, evaluation criteria and considerations to the respondents' responses. The Due Diligence panel concluded that the evaluation was compliant with the RFQ and consistently applied to each of the respondents, and that the Evaluation Committee exercised good and reasonable judgement in arriving at their selections.