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What is the goal of the Call for Participation for the Competition to Reuse Materials from the original Champlain Bridge?

 

The goal of the Call for Participation for the Competition to Reuse Materials from the original Champlain Bridge is to invite any interested person, company and organization to submit a project to repurpose a component or series of components of the original Champlain Bridge.

Will Respondents receive a prize if their projects are selected?

 

No prize will be awarded. The people, companies and organizations whose project(s) are selected will get the chance to reuse parts of the Champlain Bridge at a symbolic price while actively contributing to sustainable development.

Who can submit a project to the Call for Participation for the Competition to Reuse Materials from the original Champlain Bridge?

 

Any person, company and organization can submit one or more project(s) during the Call for Participation for the reuse of materials from the original Champlain Bridge.

What are the steps to participate?

 

  1. People, companies and organizations (“Respondent”) interested in participating in the Call for Participation for the reuse of materials from the original Champlain Bridge, are invited to refer to the Submission Guide for instructions and the steps involved.

  2. Respondents are invited to submit an Expression of Interest Form before May 31, 2021 to indicate the components that you intend to reuse for your project.

  3. Subsequently, Respondents will have until December 31, 2021 to submit their complete Submission Form.

 

JCCBI will announce the successful projects in spring 2022. For all information requests, please contact us at: [email protected].

What if I don’t get a confirmation email that you have received my Expression of Interest Form?

 

First, check your Junk Mail folder. If you still did not receive a confirmation email, send an email to [email protected] so that we can look into the situation as necessary. 

Does the Expression of Interest form represent a formal commitment?

 

Any person, companies or organization interested in participating in the Call for Participation is invited to fill out the Expression of Interest Form before May 31, 2021. This step is not mandatory, and JCCBI is under no obligation to reserve these components. The goal is to give JCCBI a better idea of the degree of interest in each type of component.

How will we know that our Submission Form has been selected?

 

JCCBI will communicate with all the people, companies and organizations that submitted a Submission Form in spring 2022.

What are the next steps if our project is selected?

 

People, companies and organizations are invited to refer to the Submission Guide for instructions regarding the selection process. Successful people, companies and organizations will be invited to enter into a sales contract, pay for the selected components and coordinate the pick-up of components during spring/summer 2022.

Are you looking for particular projects?

 

Projects submitted for the Competition to Reuse Materials from the original Champlain Bridge must fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Reuse for architectural, artistic, commemorative or creative purposes

  • Reuse / ownership for personal or private purposes

  • Reuse for construction purposes or the rehabilitation of public infrastructure

  • Reuse for environmental facilities or urban ecology purposes

Please note that projects of public interest will be prioritized and that projects will be selected according to component availability.

What are the selection criteria?

 

People, companies and organizations are invited to Refer to the Submission Guide for more information about the following selection criteria and their weighting. Creativity, public accessibility, public usefulness, and the commemorative aspect together are worth 40% of the evaluation. A contribution to sustainable development and the project’s feasibility are worth 60%.

Projects do not necessarily have to meet all of these criteria to be considered.

Who will be on the Committee that selects projects?

 

The committee will include seven experts who work in the fields of the circular economy, architecture, visual art, urban planning, and industrial design, as well as representatives from JCCBI. The committee’s mandate is to provide recommendations to JCCBI about which projects should be selected, and JCCBI will make the final decision.

Which components from the original Champlain Bridge are available?

 

There are two categories of components available for the Call for Participation:

  • Larger “primary” chords

  • Smaller “secondary” chords

People, companies and organizations are invited to refer to the Component Catalogue for details about the available components.

Note: Please note that this is a preliminary version of the Component Catalogue and that the photos and technical drawings provided are for information purposes only.

When will the components become available?

 

The components should be available for pick-up in spring-summer 2022. They will be stored at a site in the Greater Montreal area (location to be confirmed). Each person, company and organization whose project is selected must retrieve their components within the timeframe indicated in JCCBI’s notice of selection.

Is there a fee to submit a project?

 

There is no fee to submit a project. However, if your project is selected, all the fees are at your expense:

  • The symbolic cost for the required project components, as detailed in the Component Catalogue.

  • Transportation costs to pick up the components from the storage site located in the Greater Montreal area.

  • The costs of carrying out their project.

  • The costs of promoting their project.

Will you perform an Integrity Regime eligibility check for each Respondent?

 

Yes, the signing of the sales contract is conditional to an Integrity Regime eligibility check for each person, company or organization by JCCBI.

Can the public obtain souvenirs of the original Champlain Bridge?

 

JCCBI wants to offer the public souvenirs to commemorate the bridge. More details will come in 2022. In the meantime, if you have any questions, write to [email protected].