The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has issued a Request for Pre-Qualification (RFPQ) for the Niagara Gaming Bundle on the procurement website, MERX.

The Niagara Gaming Bundle includes two gaming zones: SW10 (served by Casino Niagara) and SW11 (served by Fallsview Casino Resort).

The Niagara Gaming Bundle RFPQ will enable OLG to pre-qualify the potential proponents that are eligible to receive the Request for Proposal (RFP) documents. RFPQ applicants are required to provide information on their financial and technical attributes and capabilities, including proof of successful experience with similar projects.

The Niagara Gaming Bundle RFPQ will close on December 15, 2016 and OLG expects to begin the RFP process in the coming months.

From the RFP submissions, OLG will select one service provider to run certain day-to-day operations of the two gaming sites in the bundle.

By leveraging the success of the Niagara Casinos and taking on the cost of capital improvements, the selected service provider for Niagara Gaming Bundle will help ensure the long-term competitiveness of the Niagara market--particularly in relation to gaming markets across the border.

Throughout the procurement process, OLG has engaged the services of a Fairness Monitor to provide oversight and advice.

At more than $2.2 billion annually, OLG provides the Ontario government with its largest source of non-tax revenue. Modernization helps OLG provide more money to Ontario for key government services.