Short-listed construction teams invited to bid on project to modernize Ontario Provincial Police Facilities

    TORONTO, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of
Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) released a request for
proposals (RFP) to companies short-listed to design, build, finance and
maintain new OPP facilities in 16 communities across the province including:
Armstrong, Kenora, Iroquois Falls, Timmins, Nipigon, Peterborough, Smiths
Falls, Burk's Falls, Orillia, Walkerton, North Bay, Chatham-Kent, Dryden, and
Mount Forest, Long Sault and Kapuskasing.
    The project will include the construction of new detachments, regional
headquarters and forensic identification units. The new facilities, which in
many cases are replacing facilities that have exceeded their useful life
(40-50 years), will feature up-to-date amenities to better support the demands
of modern police operations and meet the needs of the community.
    "We're upgrading and replacing OPP infrastructure to ensure Ontario's
front-line police officers have the resources they need to keep our cities and
communities safe," said Rick Bartolucci, Minister of Community Safety and
Correctional Services.

    The three short-listed companies include:

    Forum Social Infrastructure (FSI): Forum Equity Partners Inc., Brookfield
Financial Corporation, Stantec Inc., Bondfield Construction Company Limited,
M. Sullivan & Sons Limited, Dominion Construction Company Inc., Johnson
Controls Inc., and TD Securities Inc.

    Integrated Team Solutions (ITS): Ellis Don Corporation, Fengate Capital
Management Ltd., LPF Infrastructure Fund, WZMH Architects, Genivar Consultants
Limited Partnership, PBK Architects, Smith Group, Habib Architects, Kalmantis
Architects, Tom Jones Corporation, Finn Way General Contractor Inc., Monteith
Building Group Ltd., Black & McDonald, and Scotia Capital

    SHIELD Infrastructure Group (SIG): HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions North America
Inc., Bird Design-Build Limited, Honeywell Limited, NORR Limited Architects &
Engineers, Shore Tilbe Irwin & Partners, MCW Consultants Ltd., Banerjee &
Associates Ltd., MMM Group Limited, Evans Bertrand Hill Wheeler Architecture
Inc., Trow Global Inc., Frecon Construction Limited, Collaborative Structures
Limited, Miller Paving Limited, and CIT Financial Ltd.

    Once submissions to the RFP are received and evaluated, the successful
project team will be selected and announced in spring 2010; construction is
scheduled to begin in summer 2010. A copy of the RFP is available on
Infrastructure Ontario's website at

    Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Community Safety and
Correctional Services will work to develop the new OPP facilities, which will
remain publicly owned, publicly controlled and publicly accountable.
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; Anthony Brown, Ministry of
Community Safety and Correctional Services, (416) 314-7772; Mandy Downes,
Infrastructure Ontario, (416) 327-5246

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