Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and The Ottawa Hospital have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a design and development team to deliver a Civic Campus Redevelopment Project.

The Ottawa Hospital’s Civic Campus redevelopment will be the major referral centre for Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec and Nunavut, and the Eastern Ontario Trauma Centre. As one of Canada’s largest acute care learning hospitals, the Civic Campus will provide a full range of specialized services and education for those with the most complex injuries and illness.

The successful bidder at the conclusion of the RFP process would then work in collaboration with IO, The Ottawa Hospital and the Ministry of Health, under a Development Phase Agreement, to further define and refine project requirements, and design, pricing and risk parameters.

The RFP is the first step in IO’s new progressive procurement approach, which will deliver projects through more collaborative means.

A fairness monitor will oversee the RFP process, which includes:

  • Qualifying teams with demonstrated experience, and that meet financial capacity requirements, which will then proceed to the subsequent phase of the RFP process, thereby receiving bid documents and an invitation to attend commercially confidential meetings.
  • Submissions by qualified teams, related specifically to overall organization structure and team project experience, as well as design development, construction management and project controls plans for the Development Phase, and a financing plan and the price of the developer’s design and preconstruction services during the Development Phase.

The RFP process is expected to close in fall 2023, after which IO and The Ottawa Hospital will evaluate the submissions and select a partner to enter into a Development Phase Agreement for the Development Phase. Upon completion of the Development Phase, it is expected that the development partner would enter into a fixed-price, public-private partnership (P3) agreement to design, build, finance, and maintain the project.

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IO and The Ottawa Hospital are working with the Ontario Ministry of Health to deliver the project.

Featured image: (The Ottawa Hospital Foundation)


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