Ontario launches RFQ for DBF hospital contract

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Ontario launches RFQ for DBF hospital contract

Infrastructure Ontario (Canada) has launched a request for qualifications (RFQ) for the Groves Memorial Community Hospital (GMCH) Greenfield Replacement Hospital PPP project.

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:

  • building on an existing model of care that links traditional hospital-based acute care services with community-based services to achieve an enhanced continuum of care
  • providing a framework to address future flexibility and changes in technology
  • providing facilities that meet infection prevention and control standards and reflect best practices and evidence-based design
  • providing services within a model of care to accommodate projected needs-based demographic changes

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.

Interested parties must submit their qualification documents on or before 29 October 2015.

Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, stated:

"We are delighted to see that the Groves Memorial Community Hospital project has progressed to the RFQ stage. Soon a team will be selected to build the new hospital, which means we are one step closer to providing the outstanding quality of care that patients in the area deserve."

Bert Clark, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario, commented

"The new Groves Memorial Community Hospital is Infrastructure Ontario's 58th healthcare project to be delivered under our AFP model. IO has a 97% track record of completing hospitals and other major infrastructure projects within budget. We look forward to continuing that success by delivering this modern healthcare facility to the community on time and on budget."

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