KINGSTON - Infrastructure Ontario and Providence Care have released a request for proposals (RFP) to the three companies shortlisted to design, build, finance and maintain the new Providence Care Hospital.

A request for qualifications issued in March 2012 shortlisted the top three companies with the development, design, construction, financial and facilities management capacity to undertake a project of this size and complexity. The three shortlisted companies invited to bid are:

Integrated Team Solutions

  • Developer: EllisDon Inc.
  • Design: Parkin Architects / Adamson Architects Associates
  • Construction: EllisDon Corporation
  • Facilities Management: Johnson Controls
  • Financial Advisor: Scotiabank

Plenary Health

  • Developer: Plenary Group
  • Design: Cannon Design
  • Construction: PCL Contractors Canada Inc.
  • Facilities Management: Honeywell
  • Financial Advisor: RBC Capital Markets

Providence Alliance for Caring Environments

  • Developer: Carillion Canada Inc., Concert Infrastructure
  • Design: IBI Group Limited
  • Construction: Carillion Construction Inc. / M. Sullivan & Son Ltd.
  • Facilities Management: Carillion Canada Inc.
  • Financial Advisor: CIBC Capital Markets

The new hospital will include single inpatient rooms that meet current infection control standards and adjacent therapy and treatment spaces so patients to receive care closer to their rooms. It will also feature on-site clinics for inpatients and outpatients and improved teaching, learning and research facilities that will support Providence Care's role as a major centre for health education and research.

The project will focus on sustainable design and construction, with the goal of achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver certification. LEED® buildings focus on healthy indoor environments, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and efficient use of energy, water and other resources.

Once submissions to the request for proposals are received and evaluated, the successful project team is expected to be selected and announced in late 2013. Construction is expected to begin shortly thereafter.

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) is a Crown agency of the Province of Ontario that delivers large, complex infrastructure renewal projects on time and on budget. Over the last six years, the province has applied the Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) model to 79 major projects valued at approximately $30 billion dollars, saving taxpayers an estimated $3 billion dollars. IO also manages one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada, provides municipalities and eligible public sector clients with financing to renew public infrastructure, and leverages its private-sector expertise to manage major commercial transactions on behalf of the province.

Providence Care is southeastern Ontario's leading provider of specialized mental health care, physical medicine and rehabilitation, specialized geriatric services, complex continuing care, palliative care and long-term care. Affiliated with Queen's University in Kingston and a member of the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario, Providence Care is a major center for health education and research. Providence Care is sponsored by the Catholic Health Corporation of Ontario.

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Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“Building new hospitals is part of our government's Action Plan for Health Care commitment to provide the right care, at the right time, in the right place. Today's announcement is great news for eastern Ontario residents as it will provide patients with a new, state-of-the-art facility to meet their health care needs.”

John Gerretsen, MPP for Kingston and The Islands
“Today we move forward to greater access to health care. The new hospital will be a modern, state-of-the-art facility and bring tremendous benefits to residents in our community.”

Glen Wood, Board Chair, Providence Care
“The new hospital will directly benefit patients and clients and allow Providence Care to live our Mission, by enhancing the quality of life of those we serve.”


Terence Foran
Infrastructure Ontario

Jessica Herbison
Providence Care
613-548-5567, Ext. 1335

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