KING CITY, ON, Aug. 31, 2015 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Seneca College have released a request for proposals (RFP) inviting the three shortlisted teams to submit proposals to design, build and finance the college's King Campus Phase 1 Expansion in King City.
The shortlisted teams, each of which includes a developer/builder, designer and a financial advisor, are:
- EllisDon Corporation
- Developer: EllisDon Corporation
- Design: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects / Montgomery Sisam Architects
- Construction: EllisDon Corporation
- Financial Advisor: EllisDon Capital Inc.
- PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
- Developer: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
- Design: NORR
- Construction: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
- Financial Advisor: TD Securities
- E2P Educational & Environmental Partnership
- Developer: E2P Educational & Environmental Partnership
- Design: IBI and Teeple Architects Inc.
- Construction: Bird Construction and Plan Group
- Financial Advisor: Stonebridge
The teams were shortlisted following a request-for-qualifications (RFQ) process that began in April 2014. The RFQ selection criteria looked at the teams' construction capability, experience and financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and scope.
The three teams will have approximately six months to prepare RFP submissions. Once received, IO and Seneca College will evaluate the proposals, select a preferred bidder, and then negotiate the final contract. The entire process will be overseen by a fairness monitor and the successful bidder will be announced in the summer of 2016.
A copy of the RFP is available at www.infrastructureontario.ca.
The Seneca King Campus is home to approximately 3,500 full-time students. The first phase of the expansion will create space for an additional 1,450 students, while enhancing the quality of student learning and campus life. When this project is complete, the King Campus location will provide teaching and learning opportunities for approximately 5,000 full-time students.
The King Campus Phase 1 Expansion includes:
- Approximately 25 new classrooms, computer labs, specialty labs for training health-care practitioners, a library, learning commons, and student study space.
- A new student area, which will include a multi-purpose athletic and recreation space featuring a gymnasium, fitness centre, informal study areas and event spaces, partially funded by the Seneca Student Federation and the Student Athletic Association.
IO and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities are working together with Seneca to procure and deliver the new facilities.
Honourable Reza Moridi, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
"We are one step closer to bringing the Seneca College King Campus Phase 1 Expansion to life with the release of a request for proposals. Our government is proud to support this expansion, which will bring innovative programs and additional student services to King City, while helping to ensure continued access to high-quality postsecondary education in Ontario."
Honourable Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
"Ensuring that Ontario students have access to state-of-the-art learning facilities is a part of our plan to build Ontario up. We are very pleased with the progress being made on the Seneca College King Campus Phase 1 Expansion project and the enhanced postsecondary education experience it will provide for students for years to come."
David Agnew, President, Seneca College
"We are delighted to take another step toward a new and revitalized King Campus. The expansion project will help Seneca to continue to meet the needs of our students and allow us to offer expanded program offerings and student services for generations to come, particularly for our York Region community."
Bert Clark, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario
"Infrastructure Ontario is pleased that the Seneca College King Campus expansion project has proceeded to the RFP issuance stage. It's exciting that we will be negotiating with a preferred proponent by as early as next spring and then starting construction on the expansion shortly after that."
IO 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.
With campuses in Toronto, York Region and Peterborough, Seneca offers degrees, diplomas, certificates and graduate programs renowned for their quality and respected by employers. It is one of the largest comprehensive colleges in Canada, offering nearly 300 full-time, part-time and online programs. Combining the highest academic standards with work-integrated and applied learning, expert teaching faculty and the latest technology ensure Seneca graduates are career-ready.
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SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario
For further information: Nancy Kuyumcu, Infrastructure Ontario, 416-327-5764; Kayla Lewis, Seneca College, 416-491-5050 ext. 77008