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Request for Qualifications issued for OPP modernization phase two


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February 1, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to submit their qualifications to design, build, and finance nine new detachments for phase two of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Modernization project.

“Investing in new detachments brings much needed modernization to police services in Ontario. This work builds on the first phase of modernization, and better equips the OPP to serve these communities,” said Marie-France Lalonde, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

Nine new detachments will be built to replace buildings at the end of their useful lifespan. The new detachments will be located in:

  • Moosonee
  • Fort Frances
  • Hawkesbury
  • Huron County
  • West Parry Sound
  • Manitoulin Island
  • Port Credit
  • Marathon
  • Orillia

The RFQ is the first step in the procurement process to select a team to deliver the project. IO and the MCSCS will evaluate submissions to prequalify project teams with the design and construction experience, as well as the qualified personnel and financial capacity, to deliver a project of this scope and complexity. Teams that qualify will be invited to respond to a request for proposals in mid-2017. Interested companies must register with merx.com to download the RFQ.

IO and the MCSCS are working together to deliver the new facilities, which will remain publicly owned, controlled and accountable.

Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province’s history.

Quick Facts:

  • Phase two of the OPP Modernization is being delivered using IO’s Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) model, an innovative way of financing and procuring large, complex public infrastructure projects, with a track record of being 96 per cent on budget.
  • Under the first phase of the OPP modernization project, Ontario replaced 18 detachments, regional headquarters and forensic identification services with 17 new facilities in 16 communities across Ontario.
  • The OPP polices 324 communities in Ontario and is responsible for patrolling 126,000 kilometres of highways.
  • Infrastructure Ontario, a Crown agency owned by the Province of Ontario, provides a wide range of services to support Ontario’s initiatives to modernize and maximize the value of public infrastructure and realty.

SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario

 


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