Request For Qualifications Issued For Quinte Consolidated Courthouse Project



    BELLEVILLE, ON, Aug. 31 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario released a request
for qualifications (RFQ) today to design, build, finance and maintain a new
consolidated courthouse in Belleville, Ontario at Coleman and Bridge Streets,
near City Hall.
    The new Quinte Consolidated Courthouse will improve access to justice in
the region by consolidating existing courthouse facilities and services into
one new location. Currently, the region's Ontario Court of Justice and
Superior Court of Justice operate from three locations in Belleville and one
in Trenton. The new courthouse will have more courtrooms, better accessibility
and security, and improved health and safety standards.
    The RFQ is the first step in the process to select a team to design,
build, finance and maintain the new facility.
    RFQ submissions will be reviewed to pre-qualify project teams with the
design, construction and facilities management experience, the qualified
personnel and the financial strength to deliver a project of this size and
complexity. Pre-qualified teams will then be invited to respond to a request
for proposals (RFP), expected to be released in early 2010, to design, build,
finance and maintain the new facility.
    "The County of Hastings will have greater access to justice through a new
courthouse designed with Ontarians in mind - with secure, modern and
accessible justice services that maximize the use of public funds," said
Attorney General Chris Bentley.
    "This project is important not only because it will provide us with a new
consolidated courthouse, but because it will create jobs and boost our
economy," said Leona Dombrowsky, MPP for Prince Edward-Hastings.
    Infrastructure Ontario will work with the Ministry of the Attorney
General to develop the new courthouse. 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,
Communications Branch, (416) 326-2210


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