Request for qualifications issued for Joseph Brant Hospital project
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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