OTTAWA, Feb. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and the University
of Ottawa Heart Institute have shortlisted five companies to build and
finance the Heart Institute Cardiac Life Support Services Redevelopment
Based on a request for qualifications process that began in September
2013, the following companies were shortlisted:
•Bondfield Construction Company Limited•EllisDon Capital Inc.•M. Sullivan & Son Limited•PCL Constructors Canada Inc.•Pomerleau Inc.
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is an academic health science
centre dedicated to understanding, treating and preventing heart
disease. The project will expand the facility to accommodate the
changing needs of the area resulting from shifting demographics and
technological advancements, and will improve access to high quality
specialized cardiac services for residents in the Champlain Local
Health Integration Network region.
New construction at the facility will:
add five floors of clinical and in-patient services
expand support services such as biomedical engineering and data services
add approximately 146,000 square feet of space, close to 90,000 of which
will house life support services such as cardiac catheterization,
cardiac surgery and the cardiac surgery intensive care unit
Redevelopment work at the existing facility will:
include renovation of approximately 60,000 square feet of space
provide support services for the heart catheterization/electrophysiology
suite, surgical suite and the cardiac intensive care unit
relocate the cardiac imaging suite
The companies will be invited to respond to a request for proposals,
expected to be issued in winter 2014.
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are
working with University of Ottawa Heart Institute to expand and
renovate the facility, which will remain publicly owned, publicly
controlled and publicly accountable.
Infrastructure Ontario is a crown agency of the Province of Ontario that delivers large,
complex infrastructure renewal projects on time and on budget. Over the
last six years, the province has applied Infrastructure Ontario's
alternative financing and procurement model to 83 major projects valued
at approximately $38 billion, saving taxpayers an estimated $3 billion.
Infrastructure Ontario also manages one of the largest real estate
portfolios in Canada, provides municipalities and eligible public
sector clients with financing to renew public infrastructure, and
leverages its private-sector expertise to manage major commercial
transactions on behalf of the province.
Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca and www.ottawaheart.ca for more information.
Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
"The Ottawa Heart Institute redevelopment project continues to be a
priority for our government. It will ensure patients have access to
high quality cardiac care, close to home. Once complete, the larger,
more modern facility will be better positioned to meet the present and
future needs of the community. That is great news."
Yasir Naqvi, MPP, Ottawa Centre
"I am very pleased to see the Cardiac Life Support Services
Redevelopment Project moving forward. The University of Ottawa Heart
Institute has recently been ranked as one of the top research centres
in the world. I am very proud of the work done at the Ottawa Heart
Institute, both in research and in patient care, and I know how
important this institution is to residents of our community and across
Dr. Robert Roberts, President and CEO, University of Ottawa Heart
"The Ottawa Heart Institute's new facility will be the physical platform
on which we will continue to make the new discoveries and develop the
techniques that will transform cardiovascular medicine."
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SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario