YELLOWKNIFE (October 2, 2014) – The renewal of the Stanton Territorial Hospital moved closer today with the announcement by Finance Minister J. Michael Miltenberger that three proponents have qualified for the project, pursuant to the Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) Request for Qualifications.
The three proponents are:
- Boreal Health Partnership
- EllisDon Corporation
- Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd.
These proponents have been invited to participate in the next stage of the competitive selection process, the Request for Proposal (RFP) stage.
“Stanton has been in service since 1988 and is aging and due for a major renewal,” said Minister Miltenberger. “Due to the complexity of the project, the GNWT is leveraging the experience gained thorough Public Private Partnerships (P3), which have become the preferred method of procurement for major health care infrastructure projects in Canada, to design, build, finance and maintain Stanton.”
The current schedule would see the Request for Proposals issued in October 2014, a preferred proponent selected by July 2015, a contract finalized by the end of August 2015 and commencement of the five-year construction period in September 2015.
One of the major benefits of P3s is that the private partner assumes the upfront costs and risks of the project, while ownership remains with public partner.
Director, Cabinet Communications
Government of the Northwest Territories