The request for proposals stage has closed for teams to submit their bids to design, build, finance and maintain the new Halton Region Consolidated Courthouse that will be located in Oakville.

Following a fair, open and transparent request for qualifications process, three teams – EllisDon Infrastructure Justice, Escarpment Justice Alliance, and Plenary PCL Justice – were prequalified and invited to respond to a request for proposals in February 2019. The three teams were chosen based on their design, construction, maintenance and financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and scope.

The new, 25-courtroom facility will offer a broad range of justice, family, social, and victim services, bringing the Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Justice operations in Milton and Burlington together at one accessible location. The project will be fitted with the most modern judicial technology to create an efficient, 21st-century operation.

Over the next few months, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) will evaluate the proposals, and the preferred bidder is expected to be announced in Spring 2020. A fairness monitor will continue to oversee the entire process.

According to the Fall 2019 P3 Market Update, the capital cost of the new courthouse is expected to fall within a range of $200 million to $499 million.

Construction is expected to begin in late 2020.

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