TORONTO, Jan. 13, 2016 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Sinai Health System prequalified four companies to build and finance Sinai Health System's redevelopment project at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Based on a request for qualifications process that began in August 2015, the following companies were prequalified:
- Bondfield Construction Company Ltd.
- EllisDon Capital Inc.
- PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
- Walsh Canada
The project is a large-scale renovation of several key areas of Mount Sinai Hospital, and includes:
- redevelopment of the Critical Care Unit
- expansion and redesign of the Emergency Department
- expansion and redesign of Operating Rooms and Surgical Services
- increased Medical/Surgery Inpatient capacity
- redesign of some of the Ambulatory Care areas
- redevelopment of a full-service, in-house Medical Devices Reprocessing Department
As part of an ongoing fair, open and transparent procurement process, the prequalified companies will be invited to respond to a request for proposals, which is expected to be issued in spring 2016.
IO and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with Sinai Health System to redevelop the Mount Sinai Hospital facility, which will be publicly owned, controlled and accountable.
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
"Our government is excited to see the Sinai Health System redevelopment project move to this stage in the process. We are one step closer to starting the renovations at Mount Sinai Hospital, which will provide the outstanding quality of care that patients deserve."
Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment, and Infrastructure
"I'm pleased to see that we are making progress towards the redevelopment of Mount Sinai Hospital – an important project for the local community, and for our province. This social infrastructure project will create jobs and strengthen Ontario's economy, while improving the quality of life of Ontarians."
Bert Clark, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario
"Infrastructure Ontario is proud to work with Sinai Health System on this redevelopment project. We have a very strong track record of delivering projects on time and on budget and we look forward to continuing that track record with the delivery of this project."
Joseph Mapa, President and CEO, Sinai Health System
"This is an important development for Sinai Health System. We are one step closer to creating the best environment possible for patients, families and staff."
Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown agency of the Province of Ontario that works to deliver public benefits through partnerships with the private sector. IO delivers large, complex public infrastructure projects using a made-in-Ontario modern procurement and project management practice called Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP). IO also partners with the private sector to manage one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada, provides municipalities and eligible public-sector clients with loans to renew public infrastructure, and leverages its private-sector expertise to advise the provincial public-sector clients on commercial transactions.
About Sinai Health System
Sinai Health System is comprised of Mount Sinai Hospital, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute and Circle of Care - working together to create a premier exemplar of an integrated health system that provides better, more coordinated care for its patients. Sinai Health System combines acute care, complex and rehabilitative care, primary care, home care, and other community-based services to create an integrated continuum of care across the life course, from healthy beginnings to healthy aging. Fueled by best-in-class research and education, Sinai Health System will create care models for patients who require support from all segments of the healthcare system enabling seamless transitions, an improved patient experience and improved outcomes. www.sinaihealthsystem.ca
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SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario
For further information: Contacts: Adam Cotter, Infrastructure Ontario, 416-212-0637; Sally Szuster, Sinai Health System, 416-586-4800 Ext. 8713