The Government of Saskatchewan, Canada, has shortlisted three teams for the Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford - Integrated Correctional Facility PPP project.
Three teams responded to the request for qualifications (RFQ), which closed July 15, 2014. After evaluating the responses, the teams have been invited to move forward to the request for proposal stage:
The the new integrated facility will be built on the existing hospital grounds near the current hospital building, minimizing disruption to patients during construction. Programming and treatment for the two populations will be separate. The new facility will include a 188-bed replacement for the existing 156-bed Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford and a 96-room correctional facility, 64 cells for men, 16 cells for women, eight medical cells, and eight segregation cells.
The project will be developed on a design, build, finance and maintenance (DBFM) basis for a period of 30 years.
The total project investment is estimated between US$175 million to US$250 million.
SaskBuilds Minister Gordon Wyant stated:
We are pleased with the qualifications and level of experience of the three teams that expressed an interest in the project. This is a unique project and the P3 model will deliver savings for taxpayers as well as additional value through innovations in design that couldn't be achieved through a traditional approach. Moving forward with a Request for Proposal is the next step in the delivery of this very important facility.
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.