Windsor Regional Hospital and Infrastructure Ontario has put out a request for proposals (RFP) to build and finance the Windsor Regional Hospital's Western Campus expansion. The project is part of a $5 billion (£2.9 billion) investment plan to boost healthcare in Ontario by 2010.
The scheme will accommodate the hospital's increased capacity to meet the needs of a growing population, to reduce patient wait times and to enhance access to services for rehabilitation and longer-term mental health programs.
The bidders that have pre-qualified comprise:
Aecon Buildings, a division of Aecon Construction Group Inc
Bondfield Construction Company Limited
Carillion Canada Inc
Eastern Construction Company Limited
Oscar Construction in a joint venture with Vollmer & Associates
Walbridge Aldinger in a joint venture with McKay-Cocker Construction
"By increasing services, patients will have better access to the care they need close to home in comfortable surroundings," said Sandra Pupatello, Minister of International Trade and Investment and MPP for Windsor West.
"Projects like Windsor Regional Hospital's redevelopment improve Ontario's health care system and support our quality of life."
Once RFP submissions are received and evaluated, a winning project team will be selected. The winning project team will be announced in early 2009, and construction is expected to begin shortly after.