The Government of Saskatchewan, Canada, has announced that it has launched a tender process for the Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford - Integrated Correctional Facility PPP project.
The project will be developed on a design, build, finance and maintenance (DBFM) basis for a period of 30 years. The project cost is estimated between US$175 million to US$250 million.
The request for qualifications (RFQ) was issued on 30 April 20014. Interested parties must submit their proposals on or before 15 July 2014. The shortlist is expected to be announced in September 2014 and the project is scheduled to be operational by summer 2018.
The hospital portion of the project will replace the Saskatchewan Hospital, which is the province's main mental health rehabilitation centre. The building opened in 1913 and does not meet the needs of a modern psychiatric hospital. While the jail portion of the facility will replace the Battleford Community Corrections Centre.
The new hospital will have 188 patient beds and the new 96-room jail will have 64 cells for men, 16 cells for women, eight medical cells, and eight segregation cells. The hospital and jail will likely share laundry, food services, and cleaning services. Programs will be run separately, but some professionals may work in both facilities.
See request for qualification (RFQ) document: