BioAlliance RFP for BioAccelerator Engineering Design

LOCATION: Charlottetown, PE

CLIENT: PEI BioAlliance and Charlottetown Area Development Corporation (CADC)

YEAR: 2023

CATEGORY: Owner's Engineer

Harbourside Engineering Consultants (Harbourside) and its team were engaged by the PEI BioAlliance to complete a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the new proposed $50 millionĀ  Bioscience Centre, the BioAccelerator. The RFP was to have significant detail to allow consulting firms to competitively bid on this project.

The work included:

  • Review existing information and reports completed by the Bio Alliance
  • Review building objectives, timelines, budget, space allocations, and proposed clients with Bio Alliance.
  • Complete topographic survey, geotech investigation, and pre-RFP release cost estimate.
  • Meet with proposed clients to develop room by room data sheets and program requirements including all design codes and standards.
  • Identify sustainable goals which are reasonable and cost effective.
  • Develop best practices and construction methods to meet budget, schedule, and quality requirements.
  • Identify specialist required to complete the assignment (process engineers, commissioning, etc.)
  • Release RFP, answer question, and issue addendums
  • Develop the evaluation process, chair review board, prepare board report.
  • Recommend award and debrief respondents.

The consultant contract has been awarded and design has begun.

The BioAccelerator building, shown in a conceptual drawing, is due to be completed in the fall of 2025.