Shortlisted construction teams invited to bid on Providence Care Hospital project

Shortlisted construction teams invited to bid on Providence Care Hospital 
project 
KINGSTON, Dec. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and Providence Care 
have released a request for proposals (RFP) to the three companies shortlisted 
to design, build, finance and maintain the new Providence Care Hospital. 
A request for qualifications issued in March 2012 shortlisted the top three 
companies with the development, design, construction, financial and facilities 
management capacity to undertake a project of this size and complexity. The 
three shortlisted companies invited to bid are: 
Integrated Team Solutions 


    --  Developer: EllisDon Inc.
    --  Design: Parkin Architects / Adamson Architects Associates
    --  Construction: EllisDon Corporation
    --  Facilities Management: Johnson Controls
    --  Financial Advisor: Scotiabank

Plenary Health
    --  Developer: Plenary Group
    --  Design: Cannon Design
    --  Construction: PCL Contractors Canada Inc.
    --  Facilities Management: Honeywell
    --  Financial Advisor: RBC Capital Markets

Providence Alliance for Caring Environments
    --  Developer: Carillion Canada Inc., Concert Infrastructure
    --  Design: IBI Group Limited
    --  Construction: Carillion Construction Inc. / M. Sullivan & Son
        Ltd.
    --  Facilities Management: Carillion Canada Inc.
    --  Financial Advisor: CIBC Capital Markets

The new hospital will include single inpatient rooms that meet current 
infection control standards and adjacent therapy and treatment spaces so 
patients to receive care closer to their rooms. It will also feature on-site 
clinics for inpatients and outpatients and improved teaching, learning and 
research facilities that will support Providence Care's role as a major centre 
for health education and research.

The project will focus on sustainable design and construction, with the goal 
of achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver 
certification. LEED® buildings focus on healthy indoor environments, reduced 
greenhouse gas emissions and efficient use of energy, water and other 
resources.

Once submissions to the request for proposals are received and evaluated, the 
successful project team is expected to be selected and announced in late 2013. 
Construction is expected to begin shortly thereafter.

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) is a Crown agency of the Province of Ontario that 
delivers large, complex infrastructure renewal projects on time and on budget. 
Over the last six years, the province has applied the Alternative Financing 
and Procurement (AFP) model to 79 major projects valued at approximately $30 
billion dollars, saving taxpayers an estimated $3 billion dollars. IO also 
manages one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada, provides 
municipalities and eligible public sector clients with financing to renew 
public infrastructure, and leverages its private-sector expertise to manage 
major commercial transactions on behalf of the province.

Providence Care is southeastern Ontario's leading provider of specialized 
mental health care, physical medicine and rehabilitation, specialized 
geriatric services, complex continuing care, palliative care and long-term 
care. Affiliated with Queen's University in Kingston and a member of the 
Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario, Providence Care is a major center 
for health education and research. Providence Care is sponsored by the 
Catholic Health Corporation of Ontario.

Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca or www.providencecare.ca for more 
information.

Quotes:

Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
"Building new hospitals is part of our government's Action Plan for Health 
Care commitment to provide the right care, at the right time, in the right 
place. Today's announcement is great news for eastern Ontario residents as it 
will provide patients with a new, state-of-the-art facility to meet their 
health care needs."

John Gerretsen, MPP for Kingston and The Islands
"Today we move forward to greater access to health care. The new hospital will 
be a modern, state-of-the-art facility and bring tremendous benefits to 
residents in our community."

Glen Wood, Board Chair, Providence Care
"The new hospital will directly benefit patients and clients and allow 
Providence Care to live our Mission, by enhancing the quality of life of those 
we serve."

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Backgrounder

Providence Care is southeastern Ontario's leading provider of specialized 
mental health care, physical medicine and rehabilitation, specialized 
geriatric services, complex continuing care, palliative care and long-term 
care. Affiliated with Queen's University in Kingston, and as a member of the 
Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario, Providence Care is a major centre 
for health education and research. Providence Care is sponsored by the 
Catholic Health Corporation of Ontario.

Providence Care Hospital

The new Providence Care Hospital will consolidate services currently provided 
at St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital (physical medicine and rehabilitation, 
complex continuing care, palliative care and geriatric medicine) and Mental 
Health Services (specialized mental health - adult treatment and 
rehabilitation, geriatric psychiatry and forensic psychiatry).

The new hospital is expected to provide a 270-bed state-of-the-art care 
environment for patients and clients and a modern, improved work environment 
for physicians, staff and volunteers. It will be built on a 30-acre lot 
located at the existing Kingston Provincial Campus, adjacent to the site of 
the current Mental Health Services facility.

The new hospital will also include single inpatient rooms that meet current 
infection control standards and adjacent therapy and treatment spaces to allow 
patients to receive care closer to their rooms. It will also feature on-site 
clinics for inpatients and outpatients and improved teaching, learning and 
research facilities that will support Providence Care's role as a major centre 
for health education and research.

Based on the philosophy form follows function, the facility through both 
design and integration will enhance workflow processes with strategic 
technologies that promote the most efficient use of staff resources. It is 
expected the design will maximize the use of technology to enhance care and 
improve operating efficiency.

The design and construction of the new hospital will adhere to the guidelines 
and sustainability principles of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental 
Design (LEED®) rating system, with a goal of achieving LEED® Silver 
certification. LEED® buildings focus on healthy indoor environments, reduced 
greenhouse gas emissions and efficient use of energy, water and other 
resources. Planners are looking at ways to encourage a healthy environment 
within the hospital and on the facility grounds. This means making best use of 
natural light, outdoor spaces and walkways and workplace wellness.

The new Providence Care Hospital will be a care environment that is:
    --  Patient, client and family centred - enabling maximum
        independence and supporting individuals on their journeys of
        recovery and transition from hospital back to the community.
    --  A great place to learn - where students, staff and volunteers
        have opportunities to pursue education and research, and grow
        in their skills and experiences.
    --  A great place to work - where staff can collaborate and work
        effectively in a supportive environment.
    --  Flexible in its design - so that the new building can meet
        current and future needs.
    --  A community asset - environmentally sustainable and welcoming
        to the public.

Contacts:

Terence Foran Infrastructure Ontario 416-325-2939

Jessica Herbison Providence Care 613-548-5567, Ext. 1335

SOURCE: Infrastructure Ontario

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