Partnerships BC issues RFQ for new $377.9M hospital in Dawson Creek
By On-Site StaffConstruction
A major project to replace the existing hospital in Dawson Creek, B.C. has entered the first stage of procurement.
Partnerships BC issued a request for qualification (RFQ) for the $377.9 million project Oct. 26. and aims to start construction in the northeast British Columbia city late next year.
The Dawson Creek and District Hospital Redevelopment Project will replace a 46-bed facility that opened in 1960. The new hospital, designed to meet LEED Gold standards, will cover approximately 209,000 sq. ft. (19,400 square metres), include 70 inpatient beds and a pair of operating rooms. Its emergency department will also be double the size of the one in the existing hospital.
Along with the local Dawson Creek community, the crown-owned agency said the new hospital will serve Fort St. John, Fort Nelson as well as numerous First Nations communities.
Earlier this fall, the B.C. Ministry of Health said the project is expected to create 1,500 direct jobs during construction. Interested bidders have until early January to submit their credentials for taking on the project.
Work on the hospital is scheduled to start in late 2021 and reach completion by fall 2025.