Construction Teams invited to bid on Toronto South Detention Centre project

    TORONTO, Oct. 17 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of
Community Safety and Correctional Services released a request for proposals
(RFP) today to companies short-listed to design, build, finance and maintain
the Toronto South Detention Centre.
    The Toronto South Detention Centre will be located on the south portion
of the Mimico Correctional Facility in west Etobicoke. The project includes a
1,650-bed maximum security facility for adult offenders, including those with
special needs. It will replace the Toronto Jail which is an aging facility
that is often over capacity.

    The companies short-listed to participate in the RFP include:

    -   Integrated Team Solutions - EllisDon Corporation, Fengate Capital
        Management Inc., LPF Infrastructure Fund, RBC Dominion Securities
        Inc., Zeidler Partnership Architects, and Johnson Controls Inc.;

    -   Access Security Toronto - Babcock & Brown ULC, WZMH Architects, PCL
        Constructors Canada Inc. and Honeywell; and

    -   SNC - SNC-Lavalin Inc., SNC-Lavalin Investment, Schenkel Schultz
        Architecture, SNC-Lavalin in joint venture with Bondfield
        Construction and SNC-Lavalin ProFac.

    The teams were short-listed through a request for qualifications (RFQ)
process that selected the 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 reviewed, a
winning project team is expected to be selected and announced in fall 2009;
construction is expected to begin shortly after. A copy of the RFP is
available on Infrastructure Ontario's website at
    "Our government is dedicated to building safe, strong communities and
investing in this modern facility is part of that commitment," said Rick
Bartolucci, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services.
    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.
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For further information:

For further information: Laura Blondeau, Minister's Office, Community
Safety and Correctional Services, (416) 325-4973; Terence Foran,
Infrastructure Ontario, (416) 325-2939; Stuart McGetrick, Communications
Branch, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, (416)

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