RFQ for Toronto hospital out

A P3 is out to redevelop a hospital in fast-growing Milton, Ontario.

A design, build, finance and maintain (DBFM) concession to redevelop a hospital in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is in procurement, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) announced.

IO published a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a public-private partnership (PPP; P3) involving Milton District Hospital. IO, a Crown agency overseeing P3 activity in the province, said a Request for Proposals (RFP) will be released next spring.

The project will focus on revamping the facility to accommodate expanded healthcare, including emergency, surgical, critical care, maternal newborn and diagnostic imaging.

IO, together with Halton Healthcare Services (HHS), contracted Stantec Architecture as a consultant for procuring a private partner. Stantec is a publicly traded professional services outfit based in Edmonton.

Neither IO nor HHS disclosed the cost of the project. Milton is a fast-growing municipality in GTA, undergoing a 71 percent growth in population from 2001 to 2006.