BELLEVILLE, ON, Dec. 17 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry
of the Attorney General announced today that the request for proposals
(RFP) stage has closed for building teams to submit bids to design,
build, finance and maintain a new consolidated courthouse in
The new facility, to be located 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 four court locations, three in Belleville and one in
The new courthouse will improve access to justice for the County of
Hastings by increasing the number of available courtrooms, providing
better security and improving access for people with disabilities.
The Quinte Consolidated Courthouse will be designed and built to meet
the Canada Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver standards, incorporating environmentally sustainable
construction practices and energy efficient design.
A request for qualifications issued in August 2009 short-listed the
three teams with the development, design, construction, financial, and
facilities management capacity to undertake a project of this size and
Over the next several months, Infrastructure Ontario will evaluate the
bidders' proposals based on criteria set out in the RFP. The successful
project team will be selected and announced in spring 2011;
construction is expected to begin shortly after. The contract value
will be announced publicly following financial close.
"Today's announcement demonstrates the McGuinty government's commitment
to ensuring that Ontarians have access to resources and infrastructure
when and where they need it most," said the Honourable Bob Chiarelli,
Minister of Infrastructure.
"The County of Hastings will soon have access to a first class facility
that will ensure the delivery of modern, efficient justice service to
the region for years to come," said the Honourable Chris Bentley,
"The Quinte Consolidated Courthouse will be designed to meet the needs
of our community for many years," said Leona Dombrowsky, MPP for
Prince-Edward Hastings. "Once under construction, this project will
also help create jobs and spur economic development throughout our
Infrastructure Ontario is working with the Ministry of the Attorney
General to develop the new courthouse. 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. As well, it is dedicated to providing the
public sector and not-for-profit organizations with long-term financing
to renew their infrastructure.
Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca for more information.
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SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario
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