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IO, Seneca College issue RFP for King Campus expansion plans

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September 4, 2015 by STAFF REPORT

An RFP has been issued to three building and design teams for Seneca College's future expansion plans
An RFP has been issued to three building and design teams for Seneca College's future expansion plans

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Seneca College have released a request for proposals (RFP) inviting the three shortlisted teams to submit proposals to design, build and finance the college’s King Campus Phase 1 Expansion in King City.

The Seneca King Campus is home to approximately 3,500 full-time students. The first phase of the expansion will create space for an additional 1,450 students, while enhancing the quality of student learning and campus life. When this project is complete, the King Campus location will provide teaching and learning opportunities for approximately 5,000 full-time students. 

The King Campus Phase 1 Expansion includes:

    • Approximately 25 new classrooms, computer labs, specialty labs for training health-care practitioners, a library, learning commons, and student study space.
    • A new student area, which will include a multi-purpose athletic and recreation space featuring a gymnasium, fitness centre, informal study areas and event spaces, partially funded by the Seneca Student Federation and the Student Athletic Association.

The shortlisted teams, each of which includes a developer/builder, designer and a financial advisor, are:

    • EllisDon Corporation
      • Developer: EllisDon Corporation
      • Design: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects / Montgomery Sisam    Architects
      • Construction: EllisDon Corporation
      • Financial Advisor: EllisDon Capital Inc.
    • PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
      • Developer: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
      • Design: NORR
      • Construction: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
      • Financial Advisor: TD Securities
    • E2P Educational & Environmental Partnership
      • Developer: E2P Educational & Environmental Partnership
      • Design: IBI and Teeple Architects Inc.
      • Construction: Bird Construction and Plan Group
      • Financial Advisor: Stonebridge

The teams were shortlisted following a request-for-qualifications (RFQ) process that began in April, 2014. The RFQ selection criteria looked at the teams’ construction capability, experience and financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and scope.

The three teams will have approximately six months to prepare RFP submissions. Once received, IO and Seneca College will evaluate the proposals, select a preferred bidder, and then negotiate the final contract.  The entire process will be overseen by a fairness monitor and the successful bidder will be announced in the summer of 2016.

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