First step in the procurement process to pre-qualify project teams
TORONTO, March 16, 2015 - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Centre for Addiction and
Mental Health (CAMH) have released a request for qualifications (RFQ) to
design, build, finance and maintain the facility's Phase 1C Redevelopment Project.
The redevelopment project will see the construction of two modern
buildings along Queen Street West that will integrate innovative
treatment, research and education facilities with retail spaces, parks
and the surrounding neighbourhood. The project will result in the new
construction of approximately 600,000 square feet of new build space,
which will include:
- inpatient and outpatient clinical services for people with complex
mental illness, including emergency care and therapeutic supports
- research and educational facilities
- information and resource facilities
The project will also see the extension of roads, parks and green space improvements and restoration of heritage structures.
The project will adhere to the guidelines and sustainability principles
of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) rating
system, with a goal of achieving the LEED® Silver certification. LEED
buildings focus on healthy indoor environments, reduced greenhouse gas
emissions and efficient use of energy, water and other resources.
The RFQ is the first step in the procurement process to select a team to
design, build, finance and maintain the new facilities. Submissions
will be reviewed to pre-qualify project teams with the design,
construction and facilities management experience as well as the
qualified personnel and the financial strength to deliver a project of
this size and complexity. These teams will then be invited to respond to
a request for proposals, expected to be released in fall 2015.
In advance of issuing the request for qualifications, IO and CAMH
contracted Montgomery Sisam Architects and KPMB Architects as the
planning, design and compliance team for the redevelopment project. The
planning, design and compliance team establishes the guidelines and
performance requirements the successful development team must meet when
preparing their submissions for the project. Montgomery Sisam Architects
and KPMB Architects will also monitor construction progress and provide
coordination and oversight services throughout the course of the
Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca or www.camh.ca for more information.
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
CAMH redevelopment project is a great example of our government's
commitment to improving mental health and addictions services for the
people of Ontario. CAMH is a leader in the field of mental health and
addictions care and research, and I am proud to support their efforts in
expanding and bettering their services and ensuring those experiencing
mental health and addictions challenges are able to access high quality
care in a state-of-the-art healthcare facility."
Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
government is proud to continue investing in social infrastructure
upgrades, like redeveloping the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
This project will generate significant economic development in the Greater Toronto Area, and provide high quality healthcare services to Ontarians."
Dr. Catherine Zahn, President and CEO of CAMH
is the next step in our transformation of care for people with mental
illness. Our new buildings will be designed as respectful and dignified
spaces that promote healing and recovery. They will support our academic
mission as we work to advance mental health locally and globally, today
and in the future. This phase of our redevelopment will contribute to
the vitality of our community and advance the positive changes we are
seeing in social attitudes toward mental health."
IO and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with CAMH
to expand the facility, which will remain publicly owned, controlled and
IO is a Crown agency of the Province of Ontario
that works to deliver public benefits through partnerships with the
private sector. IO delivers large, complex public infrastructure
projects using a made-in-Ontario modern
procurement and project management practice called Alternative
Financing and Procurement. IO also partners with the private sector to
manage one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada,
provides municipalities and eligible public-sector clients with loans
to renew public infrastructure, and leverages its private-sector
expertise to advise the provincial public-sector clients on commercial
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's
largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, and one of the
world's leading research centres in its field. CAMH combines clinical
care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to
help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and
addiction issues. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.
For further information: Adam Cotter, Infrastructure Ontario,
416-212-0637; Kate Richards, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health,