Short-listed construction teams invited to bid on Quinte Consolidated
Courthouse project

BELLEVILLE, ON, May 13 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of the Attorney General released a request for proposals (RFP) today inviting short-listed companies to submit proposals to design, build, finance and maintain a new consolidated courthouse in Belleville, Ontario.

The new facility, to be located at Coleman and Bridge Streets, will improve access to courthouse services by consolidating the Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Justice, which are currently operating in three locations in Belleville and one in Trenton.

The new courthouse will improve access to justice for the County of Hastings by increasing the number of available courtrooms, providing better security and improving access for people with disabilities.

The Quinte Consolidated Courthouse will be designed and built to meet the Canada Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver standards, incorporating environmentally sustainable construction practices and energy efficient design.

The three short-listed companies invited to bid are:

    
    -   Balfour Beatty Capital - Canada consisting of Balfour Beatty Capital
        - Canada, a division of Balfour Beatty Holdings Canada Ltd.; Balfour
        Beatty Communities LLC; Balfour Beatty Construction; Carruthers &
        Wallace, a Trow Company; Eastern Construction Ltd.; Heery
        International, Inc.; Investec North America Ltd.; Martin Facility
        Services, a division of Compass Group Canada; Kasian Architecture
        Ontario Inc.; MCW Consultants Ltd.; Mulvey & Banani International,
        Inc.; and Sutherland-Schultz, a Vollmer Company.

    -   Brookfield Partnerships Quinte consisting of Brookfield Financial;
        Halsall Associates Ltd.; Hidi Rae Consulting Engineers; Modern
        Niagara Ottawa Inc.; Morguard Investments Ltd.; PCL Constructors
        Canada Inc.; Plan Group Inc.; The Mitchell Partnership Inc.; and WZMH
        Architects.

    -   Carillion Courthouse Solutions consisting of +VG Toronto, Carillion
        Canada Inc.; Carilion Construction Inc.; Carillion Private Finance;
        HOK Architects; MMM Group; Sprint insight; and Univex Group of
        Companies.
    

A request for qualifications issued in August 2009 short-listed the three teams with the development, design, construction, financial, and facilities management capacity to undertake a project of this size and complexity.

Once submissions to the RFP are received and evaluated, the successful project team will be selected and announced in spring 2011; construction is expected to begin shortly after. A copy of the RFP is available on Infrastructure Ontario's website at www.infrastructureontario.ca.

"Today's announcement demonstrates the McGuinty government's continued commitment towards providing the resources and infrastructure to meet the needs of Ontarians," said the Honourable Brad Duguid, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure.

"We are committed to ensuring that Ontarians have access to a justice system that works for them. Consolidating local justice services into a new single location will strengthen access to justice and provide County of Hastings community members with secure, modern and accessible justice services," said the Honourable Chris Bentley, Attorney General.

"By making the Quinte Consolidated Courthouse a reality, the McGuinty government is taking steps to ensure that our region has the resources it needs to manage caseload growth into the future," said Leona Dombrowsky, MPP for Prince-Edward Hastings.

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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SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario

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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