For Immediate Release
July 6, 2006
SAULT AREA HOSPITAL PROJECT ATTRACTS INDUSTRY INTEREST
Three Bid Teams Qualify
SAULT STE. MARIE – A request for qualifications (RFQ) for companies to build, finance and maintain
the new Sault Area Hospital has brought in a competitive list of pre-qualified proponents.
“We are pleased to see such interest from the project development industry in taking part in this
project,” said Minister of Public Infrastructure Renewal David Caplan. “Under ReNew Ontario, our five-
year, $30-billion infrastructure renewal plan, much-needed improvements are being made to Ontario’s
infrastructure at an unprecedented rate. And, those improvements will be made in a way that ensures
value for taxpayers’ dollars as we build strong, prosperous communities.”
The RFQ was issued on April 24, 2006. The process identified bid teams with the development,
construction, maintenance, operational and financial capacity required to undertake projects of this size
and complexity. The following companies have pre-qualified for this project:
• Hospital Infrastructure Partners Inc. (HIP) – Carillion Canada Inc. (Carillion), EllisDon
Corporation (EllisDon), Labourers’ Pension Fund of Central & Eastern Canada (LPFCEC), CIT
Financial (Financial Advisor);
• Plenary Health – Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd., Deutsche Bank AG (“Deutsche Bank”), PCL
Constructors Canada Inc. (“PCL”), Johnson Controls, Aramark Canada Ltd.; and
• SNC-Lavalin – SNC-Lavalin Engineers & Constructors Inc., SNC-Lavalin ProFac Inc., SNC-
Lavalin Investment, SNC-Lavalin Capital Inc., Bondfield Construction Company.
In the next stage of the procurement process, these companies will be invited to respond to a request
for proposals (RFP) for the project. The RFP will be issued in fall 2006.
This project is being managed by Infrastructure Ontario, in partnership with the Sault Area Hospital,
under the government’s Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) program. The new facility, like all
hospitals in Ontario, will be publicly owned, publicly accountable and publicly controlled.
AFP transactions are strictly governed by the Building a Better Tomorrow Framework, which outlines a
made-in-Ontario approach for planning, financing and procuring public infrastructure. Under the AFP
model, risks for cost overruns and delays are transferred to the private sector, which commits to deliver
projects on time and on budget, using best practices recognized worldwide.
Contacts: Mary Lowe
Wilson Lee Mary Lowe Ontario
Minister’s Office Infrastructure Ontario
Public Infrastructure Renewal 416-325-4856
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