ST. THOMAS, ON, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry
of the Attorney General announced today that the request for proposals
(RFP) stage has closed for short-listed building teams to submit bids
to design, build, finance and maintain a new consolidated courthouse in
St. Thomas, Ontario.
The new courthouse will be constructed on Wellington Street on the site
of the historic Elgin County Courthouse, which will be incorporated
into the new facility. The new building will consolidate St. Thomas's
two courts: the Superior Court of Justice, currently located on
Wellington Street, and Ontario Courts of Justice, located on Curtis
The new courthouse will improve access to justice for the County of
Elgin by increasing the number of available courtrooms while providing
better access and security, and improving health and safety standards.
The 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.
An earlier request for qualifications short-listed three teams with the
development, design, construction, financial, and facilities management
capacity to undertake a project of this size and complexity.
Over the next several months, Infrastructure Ontario will evaluate the
bidders' proposals based on criteria set out in the RFP. The successful
project team will be selected and announced in spring 2011.
Construction is expected to begin shortly thereafter. The contract
value will be announced publicly following financial close.
"This initiative will give St. Thomas a first class court facility that
will serve the needs of people and families in the region for years to
come," said the Honourable Chris Bentley, Attorney General.
"Through its investment in infrastructure, the McGuinty government is
helping to ensure that Ontarians have access to resources and
infrastructure when and where they need it most," said the Honourable
Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure.
Infrastructure Ontario is working with the Ministry of the Attorney
General to develop the new courthouse. Infrastructure Ontario is a
Crown corporation dedicated to delivering some of the province's larger
and more complex infrastructure renewal projects - ensuring they are
built on time and on budget - and to providing the public sector and
not-for-profit organizations with long-term financing to renew their
Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca for more information.
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SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario
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Ministry of the Attorney General