MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development have released a request for proposals to the three teams shortlisted to design, build and finance new children's treatment centres in Brampton, Mississauga and Oakville.
A request for qualifications issued in January 2013 shortlisted three companies with the design, construction and financial capacity to undertake a project of this size and complexity. The following three companies — each including a designer, builder and financial advisor — have been invited to bid:
- Bondfield Construction Company Limited
- Stantec Architecture
- Rocklynn Capital Inc.
Kids Health Infrastructure Partnership
- Carillion Canada Inc
- Bird Design-Build Inc
- Zeidler Partnership Architects
- Mitchell Architects
- Investec Capital Markets
- PCL Constructors Canada Inc
- NORR Limited
- Montgomery Sisam Architects
- TD Securities
The ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development is the largest of Ontario's 21 children's treatment centres, treating more than 13,500 children and youth with disabilities each year in Peel, Halton and Dufferin. The three new facilities will allow ErinoakKids to consolidate programs and services from ten existing sites and will be purpose-built for children with disabilities and special needs. The largest facility will be approximately 120,000 square feet and will be located in Brampton, with the other two sites in Mississauga and Oakville, approximately 90,000 and 70,000 square feet respectively.
The new buildings are slated to open in early 2017 and will offer a wide range of services, including:
- autism services such as intensive behavioural intervention and applied behavioural analysis
- infant hearing and blind low vision services
- physiotherapy and occupational therapy services
- speech and language services
- assistive devices resources services
- medical, nursing and specialty medical services
- respite services (at Brampton location only)
- family support services
The project will support ErinoakKids in its mission to help children and youth with physical, developmental and communication disabilities achieve optimal levels of independence, learning, health and well-being.
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services are working with ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development to build the new children's treatment centres, which will remain publicly owned and 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 dollars, saving taxpayers an estimated $3 billion dollars. 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.
Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca for more information.
Teresa Piruzza, Minister of Children and Youth Services
"Our government is determined to build a stronger, more prosperous Ontario by investing in people and infrastructure. I am pleased to see this project move forward to create hundreds of jobs and ensure that families of children and youth with special needs continue to benefit from high quality services Erinoak provides for generations to come."
Glen Murray, Minister of Infrastructure
"These new facilities will benefit the children and families who receive the specialized care offered through ErinoakKids and the broader community through the creation of jobs and economic spin-off during the construction phase."
Bridget Fewtrell, President and CEO, ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development
"It is exciting to have reached this stage in the journey to build new accessible facilities properly designed to support the care of children and youth with disabilities and complex disorders. These new facilities will better serve our communities now and for generations to come."
SOURCE: Infrastructure Ontario
For further information:
ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development
905-855-2690, Ext. 4447
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