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Request for qualifications issued for Joseph Brant Hospital project

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April 4, 2013 by Staff Report

Infrastructure Ontario and Joseph Brant Hospital have issued a request for qualifications to design, build and finance the hospital’s expansion and modernization project, the first expansion in more than 40 years.

The project includes the construction of a new six-storey patient-care tower and significant renovations to existing space to provide the growing local community with improved access to a larger, more modern hospital. Highlights of the project include:

•                additional acute inpatient beds

•                an expanded diagnostic imaging and medical diagnostics unit

•                nine modern operating rooms

•                a new post-anaesthetic care unit

•                an expanded ambulatory care area

•                an expanded cancer clinic

•                an expanded intensive care unit (ICU)

•                a renovated emergency department

•                a new main entrance

•                an expanded and modernized laboratory

The project will also involve the construction of a new, stand-alone power plant that will serve the expanded facility. Committed to environmental sustainability, Joseph Brant Hospital has also targeted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) silver certification for the building.

The request for qualifications is the first step in the procurement process to select a team to design, build and finance the project. Submissions will be reviewed to pre-qualify project teams with the design and construction experience as well as the qualified personnel and financial strength to deliver a project of this size and complexity. These teams will then be invited to respond to a request for proposals, which is expected to be released in the fall of 2013.

Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with Joseph Brant Hospital to expand and renovate the facility, which will remain publicly owned, publicly controlled and publicly accountable.

The hospital is responsible for raising $120 million of the project’s cost. The City of Burlington is providing a $60-million civic contribution towards the total local share and the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation is embarking on a $60-million capital campaign, the largest in the hospital’s history.

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