The City has issued a Request for Pre-qualification (RFPQ) to prequalify general contractors for the construction of the controversial new community and recreation centre at Steve Omischl Sports Complex on Lakeshore Drive.
The request will shortlist general contractors with qualifications and experience to manage and oversee the construction of the facility.
The arena will feature dual-pad ice surfaces, a walking track, change rooms and a community hall.
"The pre-qualification process is the first step in the procurement process for the potential construction of the new community centre," says a news release.
"Based on the evaluation of responses, qualified respondents will be eligible to participate in an invitational second-stage competitive process for the potential construction of the new community centre. A pre-qualification stage of a procurement process is commonly used for construction projects of this scale."
The tendering will start when Council gives the final ok.
The submission deadline is March 15.