Quinte Consolidated Courthouse project attracts industry interest

BELLEVILLE, ON, April 13 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of the Attorney General announced today the three companies that have been short-listed to design, build, finance and maintain the Quinte Consolidated Courthouse.

The new facility, to be located in Belleville, Ontario, at Coleman and Bridge Streets, will improve access to courthouse services by consolidating the Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Justice, which are currently operating in three locations in Belleville and one in Trenton. Consolidating local courthouses into a single location will provide a new, modern and accessible courthouse to the community. As well, it will reduce costs and provide a more effective use of resources.

Based on a request for qualifications (RFQ) process that began in August 2009, and following evaluations, three top ranking companies were short-listed and will be invited to submit proposals for the project in May 2010. The short-listed companies are:

    -   Balfour Beatty Capital - Canada consisting of Balfour Beatty Capital
        - Canada, a division of Balfour Beatty Holdings Canada Ltd.; Balfour
        Beatty Communities LLC; Balfour Beatty Construction; Carruthers &
        Wallace, a Trow Company; Eastern Construction Ltd.; Heery
        International, Inc.; Investec North America Ltd.; Martin Facility
        Services, a division of Compass Group Canada; Kasian Architecture
        Ontario Inc.; MCW Consultants Ltd.; Mulvey & Banani International,
        Inc.; and Sutherland-Schultz, a Vollmer Company.

    -   Brookfield Partnerships Quinte consisting of Brookfield Financial;
        Halsall Associates Ltd.; Hidi Rae Consulting Engineers; Modern
        Niagara Ottawa Inc.; Morguard Investments Ltd.; PCL Constructors
        Canada Inc.; Plan Group Inc.; The Mitchell Partnership Inc.; and WZMH

    -   Carillion Courthouse Solutions consisting of +VG Toronto, Carillion
        Canada Inc.; Carilion Construction Inc.; Carillion Private Finance;
        HOK Architects; MMM Group; Sprint insight; and Univex Group of

"This is an important step forward for court services in our community," said Leona Dombrowsky, MPP for Prince-Edward Hastings. "The Quinte Consolidated Courthouse will be a large construction project which will create jobs and help boost our economy."

The remaining pre-qualified company will be reserved to replace any of the short-listed bidders should they be unable to participate. The remaining pre-qualified company is:

    -   Quinte Infrastructure Partners consisting of Fengate Capital
        Management Ltd.; Bondfield Construction Company Limited; SNC-Lavalin
        Operations & Maintenance Inc.; and NORR Limited.

Infrastructure Ontario is working with the Ministry of the Attorney General 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 www.infrastructureontario.ca for more information.

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SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario

For further information: For further information: Jennifer Sclisizzi, Infrastructure Ontario, (416) 325-7409; Brendan Crawley, Ministry of the Attorney General, Communications Branch, (416) 326-2210

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