TORONTO - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Hôpital Montfort, have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to build and finance the Orléans Health Hub (previously known as Orléans Family Health Hub).
The Orléans Health Hub project involves the construction of an all-new centre at the corner of Mer-Bleue Road and Brian Coburn Boulevard. The Hub will bring together several health and community service partner organizations to respond to client needs within a comprehensive service delivery model of care. Services provided will include:
- A needs-based ambulatory program
- Diagnostic imaging
- Geriatric support and wellness
- Mental health and wellness
- Active rehabilitation
Once complete, residents of the greater Orléans area, from newborns to seniors, will have access to integrated programs close to home, focused on their needs and offered in both official languages.
The request for qualifications is the first step in the procurement process to select a company to build and finance the project. IO and Hôpital Montfort will evaluate submissions to prequalify companies with the construction experience and financial capacity to deliver a project of this scope and complexity. Companies that prequalify will be invited to respond to a request for proposals in summer 2018. Interested companies must register with merx.com to download the RFQ.
IO and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with Hôpital Montfort to procure and deliver the facility, which will be publicly owned, controlled and accountable.
Improving access to healthcare is part of Ontario's plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.
- This project is being delivered using Infrastructure Ontario's Alternative Financing and Procurement model, an innovative way of financing and procuring large, complex public infrastructure projects.
- According to Ontario's 2017 Long-Term Report on the Economy, every $1 spent on public infrastructure has been shown to increase GDP by $6 in the long term.
- Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province's history. To learn more about what's happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.
- This initiative aligns with the government's commitment to support community hubs and help Ontarians in their everyday lives by making it easy to access multiple services under one roof within their communities.
“This RFQ is the next step to delivering integrated patient-centered services closer to home. Health and community service organizations with a wide range of healthcare services will be together under one roof to serve the needs of residents of greater Orléans. I am proud that our government is making this vital investment in our community.”
Marie-France Lalonde, MPP for Ottawa-Orléans
“Ensuring families across Ontario have access to high-quality care is a priority for this government. The new Health Hub in Orléans will help everyone in the community, from newborns to seniors, get the care they need, closer to home.”
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“The new Orléans Health Hub is a perfect example of how community hubs bring services together in a single location - improving access to care in the community, in both official languages. Infrastructure investments like this one can help improve the quality of life for Ontarians.”
Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure
“We are pleased the project has reached this first major milestone using IO's fair, transparent and proven Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) bidding competition. We look forward to selecting a winning company to deliver on this health hub that will bring specialized and community healthcare closer to home for residents of Orléans.”
Ehren Cory, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario
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