RFQ issued for Canadian mental health PPP

Mental Health Centre Penetanguishene has issued a request for qualifications for a PPP to develop new secure accommodation for the mentally ill. Shortlisted bidders will be invited to submit their proposals in early 2010.

Canadian local health authority Mental Health Centre Penetanguishene, in conjunction with Infrastructure Ontario, has issued a request for qualifications for a PPP to develop new secure accommodation for the mentally ill.

The centre is seeking a private sector developer to design, build, finance and maintain a new mental health facility at the hospital’s existing site, located 150 kilometres northwest of Toronto.

The new Oak Ridge facility will accommodate offenders with mental health disorders, replacing both the existing 160-bed Oak Ridge facility and the 20-bed Brebeuf facility.

The project forms part of the state of Ontario’s C$30 billion (€19 billion; $27 billion) infrastructure modernisation investment plan.

Following the request for qualifications, bidders that are pre-qualified will be issued with requests for their proposals early next year.