Cambridge, Ontario – Infrastructure Ontario and Cambridge Memorial Hospital have released a request for proposals to prequalified companies to build and finance the hospital’s expansion and redevelopment project.
A request for qualifications, issued in June 2013, prequalified the following companies with the construction and financial capacity to undertake a project of this size and complexity:
- Bondfield Construction Company Limited
- EllisDon Capital Inc.
- Graham Construction and Engineering LP & Harbridge + Cross Limited, JV
- PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
- WCC Construction Canada ULC
The project includes a combination of renovations and new construction at the hospital. A new acute care wing will be built to include:
- clinical services , including a surgical suite, birthing suite, emergency department, medical/surgical unit, intensive care unit, maternal newborn unit, pediatric unit and mental health unit
- clinical support services , including a laboratory and central supply services
- a medical education campus, main entrance, lobby, registration and retail area
Major interior renovations will occur in the existing ‘B Wing’ and will support upgrades primarily to the rehabilitation, medical surgical, emergency and diagnostic imaging units.
Once submissions to the request for proposals are received and evaluated, the successful project team is expected to be selected and announced in summer 2014. Construction is expected to begin shortly thereafter.
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with Cambridge Memorial Hospital to expand and renovate the facility, which will remain publicly owned, publicly controlled and publicly accountable.
Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown agency of the Province of Ontario that delivers large, complex infrastructure renewal projects on time and on budget. Over the last six years, the province has applied Infrastructure Ontario’s alternative financing and procurement model to 83 major projects valued at approximately $38 billion, saving taxpayers an estimated $3 billion. Infrastructure Ontario also manages one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada, provides municipalities and eligible public sector clients with financing to renew public infrastructure, and leverages its private-sector expertise to manage major commercial transactions on behalf of the province.
Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“Our government is committed to the expansion and redevelopment of Cambridge Memorial. This project will result in expanded programs and services for patients, ensuring they have access to the right care, in the right place and at the right time – a key pillar of our Action Plan for Health Care.”
John Milloy, MPP for Kitchener Centre
“The expansion and redevelopment of Cambridge Memorial Hospital is great news for families in our community. Reaching this milestone brings us another step closer to having more medical services for people who need it the most now, and for generations to come.”
Patrick Gaskin, President and CEO, Cambridge Memorial Hospital
“This is an exciting day for our hospital and our community. We are here as a result of hard work from our staff and partners. I am thrilled our detailed concepts are being shared with construction experts – one of whom will help us realize our vision for a completely transformed and modern hospital for Cambridge and North Dumfries.”