Market Soundings

Be among the first to get an early look at project proposals before they go to market in these 60-minute sessions with the project proponents. And provide valuable feedback to help government officials ensure their project is primed for success.

Space is limited at each 60-minute Market Sounding session and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The sessions are free of charge; however conference delegates will need to register in advance. If you are already registered for the conference and would like to add a Market Sounding registration, please contact conference@pppcouncil.ca.

Alberta Capital Plan

Alberta is committed to investing in vital infrastructure with a combination of traditional and innovative financing and delivery models, including P3s. The government is finalizing its capital plan and identifying potential projects spanning a range of asset types including education, transportation and health that could be considered for P3s. Alberta will showcase five new school projects delivered via P3 and coming to market in 2020. To deliver their ambitious infrastructure agenda, Alberta has re-established a Public Private Partnership (P3) Office to work with other ministries to advance future P3 projects.

Presenter: Andy Ridge, Assistant Deputy Minister, Properties Division, Alberta Infrastructure

Monday, November 18: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in Sheraton Hall C

Modernization of Davao, Philippines Transportation System

The Davao Monorail Project will be the first monorail project in the Philippines. It will consist of approximately 16 stations over 13 kilometres in one of the country’s fastest growing cities. The estimated CAD$1.2-billion project is a build, transfer, operate and maintain project that requires products, services and technology related to railways and rail terminal development. The Udenna Corp. expects government approval in Q3 2019; subject to a Swiss challenge.

Presenter: Manuel Jamonir, Assistant Vice-President, Operations, Udenna Infrastructure Corp.

Monday, November 18: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in Kenora Boardroom, Second Floor

LA Metro $21.5-Billion Trio of Projects

LA Metro will present three projects worth up to US$21.5 billion that are under consideration for P3 delivery. The West Santa Ana Branch ($6.5B) is a new 19-mile LRT connecting downtown Los Angeles to southeast LA county, a notably high travel demand corridor. The Sepulveda Pass project ($9B to $13B) will address a range of high capacity rail transit alternatives to improve travel between the San Fernando Valley, the Westside and Los Angeles International Airport. The East San Fernando Valley ($2B) LRT will extend north from the Van Nuys Metro Orange Line station 9.2 miles to the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station.

Presenter: Rick Meade, Senior Executive Officer, Program Management, Airport Connector & Foothill Projects, Metro Los Angeles

Monday, November 18: 2:35 pm to 3:35 pm in Sheraton Hall E

Edmonton Organics Processing Facilities

The City of Edmonton’s new Organics Processing Facilities project is part of a wider strategy to transform how the city manages its waste. Following Edmonton’s policy for P3s, the city is currently refining the original business case and is keen to further engage with the wider private sector to gain their perspective on what makes a successful P3 and to ensure a balanced approach when issuing the RFQ /RFP.

Presenter: Kevin Pringle, Commercial Manager, City of Edmonton

Monday, November 18: 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm in Sheraton Hall C

Newfoundland and Labrador Correctional Facility

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador will be constructing a modern correctional facility in St. John’s which will replace the existing Her Majesty’s Penitentiary, allowing for more programming, recreation and better mental health services.  The province will deliver the new facility utilizing a DBFM project structure with a construction value in excess of $150 million.

Presenter: Cory Grandy, Associate Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Monday, November 18: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in Kenora Boardroom, Second Floor

Edmonton’s Valley Line West Extension Project

The Valley Line West extension project (VLW) reaffirms the City of Edmonton’s desire to continue creating an intensified urban corridor between downtown and West Edmonton. It will reduce congestion, increase transit network capacity, transform surrounding communities, provide long-term environmental benefits and create job opportunities. The VLW project is preparing to return to the market after a pause.

Presenter: Brad Smid, Project Director, Valley Line LRT, City of Edmonton

Monday, November 18: 4:45 pm to 5:30 pm in Sheraton Hall C

Downtown Tampa Courts District Redevelopment

This growing Florida county, which includes Tampa as one of its three incorporated cities, is interested in gauging private sector interest in the redevelopment of a criminal courts facility (courts facility, some government administration facilities and parking structure) with potential additional site redevelopment. The estimated value of the project agreement is US$330 million.

Presenter: Thomas Fass, Assistant Country Administrator, Hillsborough County, Florida

Tuesday, November 19: 11:40 am to 12:40 pm in Sheraton Hall C

Port of Montreal’s Contrecœur Container Terminal Project

The Montreal Port Authority is proposing the construction of a container port terminal with a maximum annual capacity of 1.15 million containers on its property located in Contrecœur, approximately 40 kilometres downstream from Montreal. The project, estimated at CAD $750 million to $950 million, would include the construction of a 675-metre dock for two berths to accommodate vessels between 39,000 and 75,400 deadweight tonnage (DWT). The project would also include a seven-track classification yard, a container storage and handling area, an intermodal rail yard, support facilities, rail and road accesses, a truck control area and a viaduct on Route 132.

Presenter: Ryan Dermody, Vice-President, Contrecoeur

Tuesday, November 19: 11:40 am to 12:40 pm in Kenora Boardroom, Second Floor