TORONTO — A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) has been issued for teams to design, build and finance phase two of the Kingston General Hospital redevelopment project.
The RFQ was issued Aug. 30 by Infrastructure Ontario and Kingston Health Sciences Centre. Submissions will be reviewed to prequalify teams with the required design and construction experience as well as the financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and complexity.
A shortlist of prequalified teams will then be invited to respond to a request for proposals — expected in winter 2022.
The project, located on the Kingston General Hospital site, will include the demolition of aging buildings and wings including Etherington Hall, Douglas Wing, Richardson Labs, Dietary and Empire Wings. It will also involve the renovation of existing spaces and the construction of a new 12-floor patient tower that will be completed in two consecutive phases which includes:
- 80 net new medical and surgical inpatients beds;
- a surgical suite, including 13 operating rooms, and a procedure suite, with designated space for learning and simulation and direct access to the emergency department for trauma treatment;
- a neonatal intensive care unit;
- a labour and delivery suite;
- an emergency department with larger trauma bays, private treatment areas and central integration of diagnostic imaging;
- clinical laboratories with flexible spaces;
- a new morgue and autopsy suite, pharmacy, data centre and an administration and environmental exposure unit;
- two shelled floors and 72 inpatient beds to meet current needs and address future demand; and
- an onsite rooftop helipad.