Construction Teams Invited to Bid on Forensic Services and Coroner's Complex

    TORONTO, May 21 /CNW/ - Plans to build the Forensic Services and
Coroner's Complex took another step forward today as Infrastructure Ontario
and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services released a
request for proposals (RFP) to design, build, finance and maintain the new
facility. The Forensic Services and Coroner's Complex will be located at the
government's Downsview Complex in Toronto, subject to final planning
    The new Forensic Services and Coroner's Complex will accommodate
increased capacity for autopsies and forensic science cases. The combined
facility will make collaboration between the Office of the Chief Coroner and
the Centre of Forensic Sciences easier.
    In addition, housing the two operations on one site will help the
government realise efficiencies during construction and through shared
services once the complex opens.
    The three building teams short-listed to design, build, finance and
maintain the new Forensic Services and Coroner's Complex are:

    - Carillion Secure Solution
        -  Carillion Canada Inc.
        -  Stantec Architecture, Ltd.;
        -  McClaren, Wilson & Lawrie Inc.;
        -  Vanbots, a division of Carillion Construction Inc.;
        -  The State Group Inc.;
        -  The Univex Group of Companies; and
        -  BMO Capital Markets

    - Integrated Team Solutions (ITS)
        -  EllisDon Corporation;
        -  Honeywell Limited (Canada);
        -  Parkin Architects Limited and Smith Carter Architecture and
           Engineers Incorporated (JV);
        -  Halsall Associates;
        -  Smith and Andersen Consulting Engineering;
        -  Crossey Engineering Ltd.;
        -  Geo A. Kelson Company Limited;
        -  Black & McDonald Limited;
        -  EllisDon Constructions; and
        -  Scotia Capital

    - Justice Infrastructure Partnership (JIP)
        -  Bilfinger Berger;
        -  Perkins Eastman Black + Bregman Hamann Architects (JV);
        -  SNC Lavalin Inc. + Bondfield Construction Company Limited (JV);
        -  Hidi Rae Consulting + Crime Lab Design;
        -  Jones Lang LaSalle + HSG Zander (a subsidiary of Bilfinger) (JV);
        -  Bilfinger Berger Project Investments Inc.

    "We are moving forward to create a modern, technologically advanced
facility that will keep pace with the increasingly complex demands of the
justice sector," said Rick Bartolucci, Minister of Community Safety and
Correctional Services. "This project is also a sign of the government's
commitment to investing in infrastructure in our community, creating jobs and
spurring economic development."
    Once submissions to the RFP are received and reviewed, a winning team is
expected to be selected and announced in early 2010; construction is expected
to begin shortly after. A copy of the RFP is available on Infrastructure
Ontario's website at
    Infrastructure Ontario is working with the Ministry of Community Safety
and Correctional Services to develop the facility. 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 for more information.

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For further information:

For further information: Terence Foran, Infrastructure Ontario, (416)
325-2939; Tony Brown, Communications Branch, Ministry of Community Safety and
Correctional Services, (416) 314-7772

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