RFP for Ontario hospital due in fall

A DBFM mandate for a 270-bed hospital is set. Consortia featuring Carrillion, EllisDon and Plenary will vie for the project.

A request for proposals (RFP) to design, build, finance and maintain (DBFM) a 270-bed hospital in Kingston is set to be published before winter, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) said.

A request for qualifications (RFQ) issued in March determined Integrated Team Solutions, Plenary Health, and Providence Alliance for Caring Environments would vie for the project.

Each consortium has a developer, construction firm, designer, financial adviser, and manager.

Integrated Team Solutions is led by developer EllisDon, which is also in charge of construction, with support from architecture firm Parkin handling design and building manager Johnson Control and financial adviser Scotiabank.

Plenary Health is led by developer Plenary Group, teamed with Cannon Design, PCL Construction, Honeywell as building manager, and financial adviser RBC Capital Markets (RBCCM).

Providence Alliance is headed by Carrillion Canada, which is acting as developer, construction firm and building manager, design firm IBI Group, and financial adviser CIBC Capital Markets.

Infrastructure Ontario, a “Crown corporation” and state-run PPP organization, is in charge of procurement. Ontario is also leasing the land to the hospital.

The hospital, named Providence Care, is envisioned as a “modern, improved environment” that will be a “major centre for health education and research”.

IO did not reveal the cost of the project, or note when construction on Providence Care would begin.

State-owned IO issued a request for qualification (RFQ) in March for Providence Care, a “modern, improved work environment” endeavoring to become “a major centre for health”.