Today, OLG marked the close of its Request for Pre-Qualification (RFPQ) for the Ontario North Gaming Bundle.
In November 2012, OLG launched its first wave of RFPQs for the modernization of gaming in Ontario, which included one RFPQ each for the Ottawa Area, Eastern Ontario Gaming Bundle, and Northern Ontario Gaming Bundle. On March 7, 2013, the Ottawa area and Eastern Ontario RFPQs closed.
OLG will now undertake its due diligence in evaluating submissions for all three RFPQs and select service providers who are eligible to receive the Request for Proposal (RFP) documents.
As part of the RFP process, pre-qualified service providers proposals can include building a new gaming site anywhere in a Gaming Zone, where there is support from the municipality. But successful proponents will need to work with the host municipality on the specifics of a facility, including the preferred location.
Where Gaming Zones have been bundled, a service provider’s proposal will need to be for the entire bundle, not for individual Gaming Zones or Gaming Sites. This means that service providers had to demonstrate their ability to take over specific day-to-day operations at multiple facilities.
In the coming months, OLG will launch RFPQs for the remaining Gaming Zones—some in Gaming Bundles.