Infrastructure Ontario (Canada) has announced the shortlist for the Groves Memorial Community Hospital (GMCH) Greenfield Replacement Hospital PPP project.
Based on a qualification process that began in September 2015, three teams were pre-qualified and will be invited to respond to a request for proposals in mid- 2016. Each of the teams includes a developer, design/builder and a finance group. They are:
The preferred bidder will have to replace the existing Groves Memorial Community Hospital facility in order to have an environment that is up to standard, enhances existing services, and accommodates future growth.Specifically, the project will involve:
The project will be developed on a design, build, and finance (DBF) basis.
The hospital currently serves a a local and regional population of over 34,500, and provides over 68,000 patient services annually. It operates with over 277 staff, 84 Medical Staff and 254 dedicated volunteers.
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, stated:
“Our government is committed to ensuring that Ontarians have access to the right care, in the right place and at the right time, and the work being done at Groves Memorial Community Hospital is part of that plan. This project will create jobs and result in improved programs and services for patients so they can continue to count on them in their time of need.”
Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, commented:
“Investing in modern healthcare remains a top priority for this government. Today’s announcement marks a significant step in what will be an exciting project for the residents of Fergus and also for the regional economy. This major healthcare investment will stimulate the local economy, create jobs and build a stronger and healthier Ontario.”
Bert Clark, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario, added:
“This is a critical point in the procurement process and we are delighted that the project has reached this stage. Soon IO’s proven AFP delivery model will result in the selection of a winning project team that will build a new hospital to replace the existing Groves Memorial Community Hospital.”