TORONTO, June 15, 2016 /CNW/ - Four companies are invited to compete for the contract to build and finance Sinai Health System's redevelopment project at Mount Sinai Hospital.
An open, competitive request for qualifications process, overseen by Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Sinai Health System, began in August 2015. This process identified four teams with the construction and financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and scope. The prequalified teams invited to bid are Bondfield Construction Company Ltd., EllisDon Capital Inc., PCL Constructors Canada Inc., and Walsh Canada.
The project is a large-scale renovation of several key areas of Mount Sinai Hospital, including:
- redevelopment of the Critical Care Unit
- expansion and redesign of the Emergency Department, 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
Once the RFP submissions are received, IO and Sinai Health System will evaluate them and select the successful bidder. The winning bidder is expected to be announced in spring 2017, with construction scheduled to follow shortly thereafter.
This project is being delivered using Infrastructure Ontario's Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) model, an innovative way of financing and procuring large, complex public infrastructure projects. IO and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with Sinai Health System to renovate the facility, which will remain publicly owned, controlled and accountable.
- The Mount Sinai project is one of 29 infrastructure projects currently being managed by IO.
- 35 hospital projects have been completed using the AFP model as of December 31, 2015.
- IO's 2015 Track Record Report showed that 98 per cent of projects have been completed on budget.
- Ontario is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province's history — about $160 billion over 12 years for projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals. This investment is supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province. In 2015, the government announced support for more than 325 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life.
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
"This is an important milestone for the redevelopment project at Mount Sinai Hospital. This project is another example of our government's commitment to making infrastructure investments that will improve the lives of Ontarians now and for years to come."
Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure
"Creating jobs and growing the economy is our government's top priority. We are committed to getting the best value for money when it comes to infrastructure projects, and the redevelopment at Mount Sinai Hospital will create jobs, stimulate the provincial economy and reinforce our commitment to building Ontario up."
Bert Clark, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario
"IO is pleased to see the Mount Sinai Hospital redevelopment project reach this milestone. We look forward to the proposals developed by the prequalified teams."
Joseph Mapa, President and CEO, Sinai Health System
"Sinai Health System is very pleased to see the largest capital transformation in Mount Sinai Hospital's history moving forward. This redevelopment project enables us to continue to provide high quality, safe patient care and the very best patient experience."
Mount Sinai Hospital
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For further information: Media contacts: Adam Cotter, Infrastructure Ontario, 416-212-0637; Sally Szuster, Sinai Health System, 416-586-4800 Ext. 8713