Shortlist drawn up for Ontario hospital

A P3 to refurbish Cambridge Memorial Hospital is said to be worth C$200m. A private partner will likely be selected next summer.

Five firms have qualified to bid on a project to expand and redevelop Cambridge Memorial Hospital (CMH) in Ontario, Canada, according to Infrastructure Ontario (IO).

Bondfield Construction, EllisDon Capital, PCL Constructors and Walsh Group can vie for a public-private partnership (PPP; P3) to build and finance a ‘B Wing’ for CMH.

In addition, ‘Crown agency’ IO also shortlisted a joint venture: Graham Construction and Engineering and Harbridge + Cross have teamed up to tender a proposal for the P3.

Each company responded to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) published in June. IO said a private partner is expected to be selected in summer 2014.

The P3 will add a birthing suite, surgical suite, intensive care unit, nuclear unit and mental health ward to the 60-year-old hospital, which is located in Cambridge in Southern Ontario.

CMH president and chief executive Patrick Gaskin said the P3 would result in a “completely transformed and modern hospital for Cambridge”.

The project is said to be worth C$200 million (€140 million; $190 million).

State-owned Infrastructure Ontario is in charge of infrastructure in the province of Ontario.