Project to build Thunder Bay consolidated courthouse attracts industry interest



    TORONTO, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of the
Attorney General announced today that three companies have been short-listed
to design, build, finance and maintain a new consolidated courthouse that will
be located in downtown Thunder Bay.
    The new courthouse will improve access to justice in Thunder Bay by
consolidating the services of existing courthouses within one modern facility.
It will increase the number of courtrooms available and will provide better
public access and security, and improve health and safety standards.
    Based on a request for qualifications (RFQ) process that began in May
2009, three companies were pre-qualified for the project. All three
pre-qualified companies will be invited to respond to a request for proposals
(RFP), expected to be issued this fall. The three pre-qualified companies are:

    
    -   Forum Social Infrastructure - Forum Equity Partners, Stantec
        Architecture Ltd. / Rosser International Inc., Dominion
        Construction Co Inc., G4S Security Services, Brookfield Financial
        Corp. (Financial Advisor)

    -   Integrated Team Solutions - Ellis Don Corporation, Fengate Capital
        Management Ltd., NORR Ltd / AECOM Design, Honeywell Ltd, Scotia
        Capital (Financial Advisor)

    -   Plenary Justice - Plenary Group, Adamson Associated Architects /
        Ricci Green Associates, Bird Construction Company, Johnsons Controls
        LP
    

    The pre-qualified companies were selected based on their development,
design, construction, financial, and facilities management capacity to
undertake a project of this size and complexity.
    "We are committed to creating a more modern and effective justice
system," said Attorney General Chris Bentley. "I am pleased we are moving
forward to ensure the people of Thunder Bay have secure, accessible justice
services that best utilize public funds."
    "I'm very excited that we are close to moving into the next phase for
consolidation of Court Services in Thunder Bay," said MPP for Thunder
Bay-Atikokan Bill Mauro. "This will be a large construction project and a
significant part of a revitalized downtown core."
    "This is an exciting step in a project that will help revitalize our
downtown core, making it a focal point for investment and a more diverse place
to work and visit," said Michael Gravelle, MPP for Thunder Bay - Superior
North.

    Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of the Attorney General are
working to develop the new courthouse, which will remain publicly owned,
publicly controlled and publicly accountable. Infrastructure Ontario is a
Crown corporation dedicated to managing some of the province's larger and more
complex infrastructure renewal projects - ensuring they are built on time and
on budget.

    Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca for more information.

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For further information:

For further information: Jennifer Sclisizzi, Infrastructure Ontario,
(416) 325-7409; Brendan Crawley, Ministry of the Attorney General, (416)
326-2210


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