Procurement Support

The delivery of infrastructure continues to evolve, with owners increasingly searching for innovative strategies to complete projects on time and on budget. Working with governments and their agencies, the Stewart Group supports these complex procurement processes to help reduce risk and deliver projects effectively. We provide procurement options analysis and support for funding strategy, project agreements, request for qualifications (RFQ) and request for proposals (RFP) stages and proposal evaluation.


the challenge

The City of Edmonton is expanding its rapid transit network with multiple lines of new, modern low-floor light rail with the first phase delivered through a public-private partnership (P3). At $1.8 billion, the Valley Line LRT Stage 1 will be the largest P3 in the City’s history.

the solution

The Stewart Group has been involved since 2013, providing strategic advisory services in project management, project governance, team integration, procurement, communications and issues management.


A strong and cohesive project team capable of successfully managing a 20-month procurement process. The project achieved a successful financial close in February 2016.

Building the Social and Economic Case

Delivering infrastructure projects requires support and buy-in from multiple stakeholders including government, public agencies and private industry. Identifying the social, economic and environmental value of these projects is critical to securing this support. The Stewart Group can lead the development of economic benefit reports, identifying the direct and induced employment, increased tax revenues, contributions to GDP and reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Our team can also develop advocacy campaigns to help mobilize stakeholders and influencers.

Governance Development

An effective governance structure allows project leaders to make timely and informed decisions and provides transparency and accountability to stakeholders. The Stewart Group supports public agencies by developing a governance framework that meets these goals. We help establish project teams and operationalize an integrated organizational structure. We can also lead the development of intergovernmental and interagency agreements, including Memorandums of Understanding and Master Agreements, that clearly articulate roles and responsibilities of affected parties. The Stewart Group also assists private sector clients with joint venture agreements and MOUs.

Market Growth & Pursuit Strategies

The Stewart Group specializes in helping companies looking to enter or grow in specific markets. Working with executive leadership teams, our firm can develop a comprehensive assessment of the Canadian market, identifying high-value opportunities that align with the firm’s strengths and objectives. Our methods include identifying and assessing opportunities, analysing the competitive landscape, understanding commercial and regulatory frameworks and reviewing partnering opportunities. We also provide bid and pursuit strategies through all stages of procurement.