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Commodity:Professional Services, Consulting Services
Description:To develop a Freight and Goods Movement Strategy (FGMS) for the City of Toronto.
The City of Toronto is seeking Proposals from qualified firms, consortia or joint ventures (“Proponent”) to develop a Freight and Goods Movement Strategy (FGMS) for the City of Toronto.

The goal is to develop a better understanding of goods movement patterns, routes and needs in the City, now and in the future (i.e., Year 2041), and the potential for harnessing advantages of new and emerging technologies and business models to find balanced solutions that will satisfy needs cost-effectively, reduce local greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions, preserve the quality of life, and maintain economic competitiveness of the City and of trucking.
Call AwardCall number: 9148-18-7214
Successful bidder
and contract amount:
To develop a Freight and Goods Movement Strategy (FGMS) for the City of Toronto
WSP Canada Group Limited
$581,494.50
Date awarded:July 16, 2019
Client division:Transportation Services
Issue date:December 12, 2018Closing date:January 30, 2019
at 12:00 Noon
Revised
Notes:3 Addenda
Notice of Intended Procurement.pdf (80 Kbytes) - Posted on 12/12/2018 03:29:02 PM
Summary of Notice of Intended Procurement.pdf (75 Kbytes) - Posted on 12/12/2018 03:30:33 PM
9148-18-7214 Viewing Copy.pdf (652 Kbytes) - Posted on 12/12/2018 03:32:43 PM
9148-18-7214 Addenda 1.pdf (170 Kbytes) - Posted on 01/21/2019 11:52:25 AM
9148-18-7214 Addenda 2.pdf (90 Kbytes) - Posted on 01/23/2019 01:48:05 PM
9148-18-7214 Addenda 3.pdf (103 Kbytes) - Posted on 01/24/2019 03:56:13 PM
Buyer:Salim, AnselPhone number:416-392-7177
Email:Ansel.Salim@toronto.caLocation:City Hall, 19th Floor, West Tower
Non-refundable document fee:
$100.00 + 13.00 HST = $113.00

Hide details for Scope of work:Scope of work:

The recommended "Freight and Goods Movement Strategy (FGMS)" will consist of a cohesive policy direction and a program of actions including specific and tangible initiatives for implementation in the short (i.e., 0 to 2 years), medium (i.e., 3 to 5 years) and long (i.e., > 5 years) term to ensure the City can best manage the current and future demands of the freight industry in light of Toronto's brisk growth and development and changing street environment. This will include a vision and key principles, goals and objectives, as well as the following elements:

Freight Network:
• Identify primary routes used by trucks and assess how they integrate with neighbouring networks of adjacent municipalities.

Identify existing challenges
• Identify current and emerging major truck traffic generators, high truck usage corridors and intermodal shipping centres (roads, rail, air, and water).
• Develop a City network that includes primary routes currently used by trucks (where feasible) and protects for future routes and that considers existing and planned designations for rapid transit routes and cycling corridors, and also considers those routes in residential areas where heavy trucks should be prohibited.
• Develop a preferred network to accommodate oversized loads
• Ensure the freight network complements other related city transportation and land use policies and initiatives.
• Identify conflicts between uses that may be resolved with time-of-day restrictions

Technological Opportunities:
• Identify strategies to address the impacts and opportunities presented by technological advancements on production and distribution of goods and that will also help maintain acceptable operations for all vehicles, including transit and trucks on truck routes. Technological opportunities to improve road user safety especially for vulnerable road users around trucks should be part and parcel of this deliverable.
• This exercise will include a best practices review, both nationally and internationally, to identify and evaluate the tools and tactics other jurisdictions are using, and evaluate their applicability for Toronto. Some examples include:
o identification of freight/shipping methods used;
o managing the operational needs of various truck sizes(i.e., geometric solutions);
o introducing technology to manage through movement as well as curbside strategies (Intelligent systems);
o defining the tools necessary to create innovative freight hubs (e.g., sharing of docks or yards, staggering delivery times, off-peak deliveries with tax incentives, sharing of delivery vehicles);
o maintaining acceptable operations for all vehicles, including both transit and trucks on truck routes (e.g., bus bays/laybys etc.); and
o enhancing communication with freight industry leaders and operators to identify and manage emerging issues
o identify technological opportunities to improve road user safety, particularly for vulnerable road users near trucks.

Social and Environmental Impacts:
• Ensure that impacts of the existing freight and goods movement system and any proposed changes are assessed from a social equity and environmental perspectives (e.g., particulates, and gaseous air quality exhaust emissions (e.g., NO2 and hydrocarbons), noise reduction, greenhouse gas reduction, balanced distribution of the traffic across all communities);
• Review of communities disproportionally impacted and how to minimize these impacts;
• Ensure land use is planned such that freight hubs or clusters are located near complementary uses (e.g., commercial, industrial, etc.) instead of conflicting uses such as residential, educational/institutional, healthcare; and
• Ensure that the FGMS is consistent with TransformTO's goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to reach the goal that 100% of transportation is using low carbon energy by 2050, through strategies such as truck route planning, land uses, efficiencies from innovative freight hubs, reduction of unnecessary trips, etc.




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