About Bridging North America
Bridging North America (BNA) is WDBA’s private-sector partner responsibe for the design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Canadian and US Ports of Entry and the bridge, and to design, build and finance the Michigan Interchange under a public-private partnership agreement (P3). The state of Michigan will be responsible for the operations and maintenance of the Michigan Interchange.
BNA is comprised of Dragados, Fluor and Aecon - firms with local experience and knowledge, world-class transportation expertise and a proven ability to deliver bridge, facility and highway infrastructure projects. Examples include the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway in Windsor, Ontario; New Champlain Bridge Corridor in Montreal, Quebec; Autoroute 30 in Montreal, Quebec; Eglinton Crosstown LRT in Toronto, Ontario; Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM) in Montreal, Quebec; Automated People Mover at LAX Airport in California; Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi, Texas; Tappan Zee Bridge in New York; and San Francisco- Oakland Bay Bridge in California.
What BNA Buys
BNA requires purchases of large volumes of materials and services. Key areas of procurement are: administrative and contracts, architectural, civil, construction indirects, electrical equipment, industrial paint and insulation, instrumentation, logistics, piping/fittings/valves, process equipment, and structural.
BNA requires all companies wishing to do business with BNA will be required to complete a qualification questionnaire and provide details about relevant licensing, compliance with federal and/or state or provincial laws related to equal employment opportunities (EEO), financial status, insurance, bonding capacity, quality assurance, and health, safety and environmental (HS&E) ratings.
Business Conduct Expectation
BNA expects all subcontractors, suppliers and vendors BNA works with to understand its requirements and expectations for conducting business with the highest standards of integrity.
At least $250 million of the total value of the work during the design-build phase in Canada will be performed by, contracted to, or supplied by workers or contractors located in the City of Windsor or within 100 kilometres of the City of Windsor.
BNA’s workforce strategy includes engaging and employing Canadian Indigenous Peoples in and around the City of Windsor, Essex County and Walpole Island, Ontario and Detroit-based and Detroit-headquartered businesses.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
BNA will engage, employ and contract Detroit residents and Detroit-based and Detroit-headquartered businesses.
The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goals established for this project is 2.15% of the cost of the construction and engineering work needed to complete the Michigan Interchange and the portion of the bridge that is located in Michigan.