MILTON, ON, April 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and Halton Healthcare Services have released a request for proposals to the three teams shortlisted to design, build, finance and maintain the Milton District Hospital expansion project.
A request for qualifications process that began in August 2013 shortlisted the top three companies with the development, design, construction, financial and facilities management capacity to undertake a project of this size and complexity. The three shortlisted companies invited to bid are Hospital Infrastructure Partners, Milton Healthcare Partnership and Plenary Health.
The expansion project will focus on increasing the most in-demand services and facilities at Milton District Hospital. This includes: emergency, surgical, critical care, maternal newborn, diagnostic imaging and support services, as well as medical/surgical inpatient units. With connections to the existing facility, the new addition will significantly increase the size of the hospital.
The new addition will target the Canada Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver certification. LEED® buildings focus on healthy indoor environments, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and efficient use of energy, water and other resources.
Once submissions to the request for proposals are received and evaluated, the successful project team is expected to be selected and announced in spring 2015. Construction is expected to begin shortly after.
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with Halton Healthcare Services to develop the Milton District Hospital which will be publicly owned and publicly controlled.
Infrastructure Ontario is a crown agency of the Province of Ontario that delivers large, complex infrastructure renewal projects on time and on budget. Over the last six years, the province has applied Infrastructure Ontario's alternative financing and procurement model to 83 major projects valued at approximately $38 billion, saving taxpayers an estimated $3 billion. Infrastructure Ontario also manages one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada, provides municipalities and eligible public sector clients with financing to renew public infrastructure, and leverages its private-sector expertise to manage major commercial transactions on behalf of the province.
Halton Healthcare Services is a multi-site healthcare organization that operates three community hospitals in the Towns of Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills. Located in one of the fastest growing regions in the province, Halton Healthcare Services is committed to growing with its communities.
Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
"Providing Ontarians with access to high quality health care options that are close to home is part of our government's Action Plan for Health Care. The expansion of Milton District Hospital is great news for local residents as it will provide Milton patients with a new, state-of-the-art facility that will continue to meet their health care needs today, tomorrow and well into the future."
Kevin Flynn, MPP for Oakville
"I am very pleased that the Milton District Hospital Redevelopment project is moving ahead to the request for proposals stage. High quality healthcare services are vital to the well-being of our community. Milton's redeveloped hospital will complement the quality of our physicians, nurses and healthcare staff to better serve the people of Milton."
Denise Hardenne, Interim President and CEO, Halton Healthcare Services
"This significant expansion will greatly enhance the high-quality programs and services we provide to the residents of Milton. We are on-track to begin construction next year and are looking forward to working with the successful bidder to design and build modern facilities at MDH to better meet the healthcare needs of our growing community."
SOURCE: Infrastructure Ontario
For further information: Terence Foran, Infrastructure Ontario, 416-325-2939; Andrea Korol, Halton Healthcare Services, 905-845-2571, Ext. 6531