Ontario Line RSSOM - CAD$9bn


Between 2021 and 2022 HhM provided strategy, management and writing support for Aecon, Siemens, Hatch, and Keolis’ multidisciplinary RSSOM bid for the Ontario Line, Toronto.

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Between 2021 and 2022 HhM provided strategy, writing, and editing support for Aecon, Siemens, Hatch, and Keolis’ multidisciplinary Rolling Stock, Systems, Operations and Maintenance Contract (RSSOM) contract for the Ontario Line, Toronto: a segregated, stand-alone, rapid transit system 16 km in length with 15 stations. The scope included the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of all transit systems, the depot and control centre, and rolling stock required for the Ontario Line, as well as all ongoing operations and maintenance of those assets for its duration.

HhM were initially engaged to improve the written quality of the O&M elements of the response, where there were large gaps and poor messaging of key themes. After a systematic review, restructure, and wholesale rewrite of several sections, the EPC Bid Director noted the O&M plans were more clear, concise and compelling than the design and infrastructure elements and so we were asked to work across the bid. While the bid lost on price, a factor outside of our control, we were awarded the highest-scored technical submission.

 

Infrastructure Ontario highly praised the quality of our responses. HhM’s work for the project came in on time and under cost. Lessons learned from this project include how to work on complex PPP bids with multiple stakeholders working in multiple time zones and in a complex international bidding environment.

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