Request for proposals issued for Humber College project

TORONTO, July 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario has released a request for proposals (RFP) inviting three short-listed companies to submit proposals to design, build and finance the Learning Resource Commons at Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning.

The Learning Resource Commons will be an academic support and student services facility and will become the new main entrance of Humber College's North Campus in Etobicoke. The new building will accommodate more than 2,200 new students and will feature study space, an expanded library, enhanced student services and a student gallery and showcase space.

The Humber College project will proceed under Infrastructure Ontario's Alternative Financing and Procurement model, which transfers risks associated with designing, constructing and financing the building to the private sector.

Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities are working with Humber College to procure and deliver the Learning Resource Commons.

Based on a request for qualifications process that began in March 2012, the three companies pre-qualified for the project are:

Integrated Team Solutions
  Developer:    Integrated Team Solutions
  Design:  Canon Design
  Construction:  EllisDon Corp.
  Financial Advisor:  EllisDon Inc.
PCL Contractors Canada Inc.
  Developer:    PCL Contractors Canada Inc.
  Design:  B+H Architects
  Construction:  PCL Contractors Canada Inc.
  Financial Advisor:   TD Securities
SNC Lavalin Capital
  Developer:    SNC Lavalin Capital
  Design:  KPMB and architectsAlliance in joint venture
  Construction:  SNC Lavalin Construction (Ontario) and Eastern Construction in joint venture
  Financial Advisor:   SNC Lavalin Capital

Companies were pre-qualified based on their design and construction capabilities and experience, and their financial 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 2013. Construction is expected to begin shortly after. A copy of the RFP is available on Infrastructure Ontario's website at

Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown corporation dedicated to delivering some of the province's larger and more complex infrastructure renewal projects, on time and on budget. It also manages one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada, offers real estate services such as asset management and property and land management, and provides the public sector and not-for-profit organizations with long-term financing to renew public infrastructure.

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Dr. Shafiq Qaadri, MPP, Etobicoke North
"Construction of the new Learning Resource Commons will ensure Humber College meets the demand for its programs while creating jobs and spurring economic development in Etobicoke North."

Honourable Glen Murray, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
"The McGuinty government is committed to ensuring that postsecondary students have access to quality educational facilities. This new Learning Resources Commons will benefit students for years to come."

Chris Whitaker, President, Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
"Student demand for our programs has driven the development of new facilities to accommodate Humber's enrolment growth. The Learning Resource Commons will ensure that students have more study space, new library resources and enhanced student services."


SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario

For further information:

Melissa Pressacco
Infrastructure Ontario
(416) 326-9368

Andrew Leopold
Humber College
(416) 675-6622 ext. 4296

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