The Bagotville Fighter Squadron Facility project consists of the design and construction of a new Fighter Squadron Facility (“FSF”), as part of the Future Fighter Capability Project (“FFCP”), mandated by the Government of Canada and will also include, as part of the scope:
• Apron and taxiway;
• Abatement and demolition of existing facilities;
• FSF site drainage and stormwater management system required to contain new development and pre-development green field drainage conditions;
• Temporary fenced construction site access road; and
• Security fencing and extension of site services.
The project is a part of a mandate by the Government of Canada to carry out the building of fighter squadrons on one of the bases of main operations that will accommodate the new fighter jets that Canada will acquire by 2025. The facilities will include operational headquarters for squadron personnel who will fly the jets, state-of-the-art security, training and information technology (“IT”), as well as support spaces that will ensure the long-term maintenance and operation of new aircraft acquired by the Royal Canadian Air Force.
This contract, under a consortium between EllisDon and EBC Inc., will be carried out in Modified Design-Build mode, an innovative embodiment used by Defense Construction Canada (“DCC”) for its major projects, which combines the advantages of the design-build mode while allowing a more iterative process between the design-builder and the client.