Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and William Osler Health System have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) to design, build, finance and maintain the new Phase 1 Patient Tower project at Etobicoke General Hospital in Ontario, Canada.
The new Phase 1 Patient Tower project, involving the construction of a new four-storey tower, will add approximately 250,000 square feet of space to the existing facility and house the services most urgently needed by the Etobicoke community. Some features of the project include:
Interested parties must submit their qualification documents on or before 11 December 2014.
Submissions will be reviewed to pre-qualify project teams. The teams will then be invited to respond to a request for proposals, expected to be issued in the spring of 2015.
IO and William Osler Health System are working with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care on the hospital's expansion, which will see Etobicoke General Hospital remain publicly owned, publicly controlled and publicly accountable.
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, stated:
"The expansion project at Etobicoke General Hospital is one more way our government is working to improve health care for Ontarians. The expansion will allow the hospital to better meet the health care needs of this community."
Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, added:
"I am very pleased that the Etobicoke General Hospital expansion project is moving forward to the next stage. Hospital expansion projects are vital to the well-being of Ontario's communities, not only for the health care service enhancements they enable, but also for the important jobs they create."
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