New bridge authority seeking bids for services

The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, the entity that will build a new government bridge between Canada and the Motor City, is seeking bids for suppliers to help it get organized.

The Windsor Star was reporting this week that initial requests issued Tuesday, known as tenders, were asking for proposals and quotations on computer services , office space, website development, and more.

The Star quoted Michael Cautillo, the authority’s new president and CEO , as saying the proposals being sought would be a key step in helping the newly formed authority to get organized.

“We look forward to having local and area businesses compete and for them to be part of this exciting project,” Cautillo told the Star.

As reported by the Free Press recently, Cautillo has said the authority eventually will hire 40 to 50 staffers to help him run the project.

The future span, known in Michigan as the New International Trade Crossing, is planned to connect Detroit and Windsor about two miles downstream from the Ambassador Bridge. The bridge is expected to be ready for traffic around 2020 and to create thousands of construction jobs.

Originally posted by the: Detroit Free Press