Four firms shortlisted for construction of York University Markham Centre Campus



TORONTO, June 4, 2018 − York University has successfully completed its Request for Supplier Qualification process and has shortlisted four general contractor organizations to participate in the second stage – the Request for Proposal (tender) for the building of York’s new Markham Centre Campus.

The Request for Supplier Qualification was issued on March 28, 2018 to solicit proposals from potential general contractor firms interested in the construction of the new Markham Centre Campus.

Using the Best Value Analysis approach, the evaluation team reviewed the submissions, interviewed the proponents, arrived at consensus and presented their recommendations to senior management.

The evaluation team was made up of members from York University’s Procurement Services, Campus Services and Business Operations, York University Development Corporation (YUDC)) and Diamond and Schmitt Architects.

The following four firms have been shortlisted:

  • Bird Construction Group
  • EllisDon Corporation
  • Eastern Construction Company Ltd.
  • Walsh Canada

A Request for Proposal will be issued to the four shortlisted general contractors at the end of August and will close in October 2018, after which York University will select the general contractor that will be responsible for the construction of the York University Markham Centre Campus.

Construction of the new campus is expected to begin in November.

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world’s most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university – our 11 faculties and 25 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

York U's fully bilingual Glendon Campus is home to Southern Ontario's Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education.

Media Contact: Janice Walls, York University Media Relations, 416 455 4710,