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The Cypress Regional Health Authority has selected Plenary Group consortium as the preferred bidder for the new 225 bed long-term care facility in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Gordon Wyant, Minister of Justice and Attorney General Minister Responsible for SaskBuilds, stated:
This is an important milestone for Saskatchewan as we move toward completion of the provincial government's first public-private partnership procurement. In addition to savings for taxpayers, we are impressed by the additional design innovation and construction efficiencies gained exclusively through this competitive process.
The consortium beat out competition from:
The project is a design-build-finance-maintain public-private partnership (P3). Construction is scheduled to begin in late summer-early fall 2014 with completion by spring 2016.
The 225-unit long-term care facility will be built on a parcel of land owned by the Cypress Regional Health Authority that is adjacent to the regional hospital.
The Cypress Regional Health Authority will maintain full ownership of the facility and will operate all aspects of the direct care provided within the facility. Existing health region staff will provide services for residents and maintain the provincial standards and guidelines that have been set for long-term care programs and services within the province.
The Health Authority said the contract's financial details and the final value for money analysis will be disclosed once contract negotiations and signing are complete.