The STM announces the awarding of a professional services contract to establish a project management office for the procurement of métro cars !
Montreal, September 6, 2006 - During today’s regular public meeting of the Board of Directors, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) will announce it is awarding a professional services contract to Groupement DST, formed by the firms Dessau-Soprin, SNC Lavalin and Tecsult, to set up a project management office to oversee the procurement of new metro cars. The group will also be working in cooperation with Labb� Design, RATP (Réseau autonome des transports parisiens), Semaly and L�ger Marketing.
“The STM is taking an important step in the process leading to the procurement and commissioning of new métro passengers cars, within the timeframe announced last spring that called for the project management office to go into operation by October ,” explained Mr. Claude Trudel, Chairman of the Board of Directors of STM.
Led by the STM, the project management office will be composed of STM specialists in a variety of fields and members of Groupement DST. Its mandate includes supporting the metro’s operational branch in defining its needs and requirements with respect to the new rolling stock, drawing up technical specifications and contracting clauses, ensuring the project’s quality assurance, and overseeing the introduction of the new cars into service.
As a public transit corporation, the STM is a key component to economic growth in the Montréal area and contributes to the quality of life of citizens and to the protection of the environment. The STM develops and operates an integrated bus and metro network, courteously providing customers with safe, comfortable and reliable transportation. Its employees, transit users, corporate and commercial partners all take pride in this relationship, because the STM is known for delivering quality services at a fair price.
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