RFP launched for Ontario social project

The P3 will aim to deliver better pediatric care in the province.

Procurement for a social infrastructure public-private partnership (PPP; P3) to improve medical care for children in Ontario, Canada, has advanced to the Request for Proposals (RFP) stage.

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) is publishing the RFP after shortlisting three consortia in July. IO, a Crown infrastructure agency for the province of Ontario, did not give a deadline for the mandate. Mandy Downes, a spokeswoman for IO, was not available for comment.

The state agency and ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development are in the market for a private partner to design, build and finance a 122,000-square foot pediatric care site in Brampton, a suburb of Toronto.

In addition to the Brampton site, the P3 is comprised of a second, 93,000-square foot facility in Mississauga, Ontario, and a third, 74,000-square foot building in Oakville, a town in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The potential cost of the project has not been disclosed.

IO and ErinoakKids compiled a bidder shortlist following a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) in January that included:

– ‘Peel-Halton Partnership,’ teaming contractor Bondfield Construction, designer Stantec Architecture and adviser Rocklynn Capital;

– ‘Kids Health Infrastructure Partnership,’ with Carillion Canada and Bird Design-Build, Zeidler Partnership, Mitchell Architects and adviser Investec Capital, and;

– ‘PCL Partnership,’ teaming PCL Constructors Canada, NORR and Montgomery Sisam.

Financial close is scheduled for the autumn of 2014. The project will open to the public in 2017.