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RFQ issued for central Newfoundland care homes

DCN News Services
RFQ issued for central Newfoundland care homes

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced a request for qualifications (RFQ) has been issued to establish a short list of private sector business teams interested in designing, building, financing and maintaining new 60-bed long-term-care homes in Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor.

The project is modelled after the arrangement used to procure a 145-bed long-term-care home in Corner Brook, with the new homes to be built and maintained by a private company and resident care provided by public sector employees, said a Jan. 5 media statement.

A request for proposals (RFP) will be issued to qualifying firms after the RFQ process is complete. The successful proponent will deliver both homes under a single contract with construction beginning in 2019.

An RFP to select a design consultant for the 20-bed expansion of the protective care unit at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Centre in Botwood will be issued in the coming weeks.

“It is essential that we balance the need to provide critical infrastructure with the immediate fiscal challenges facing our province. By taking this approach and partnering with the business community, our government is able to deliver key infrastructure in a timely and cost-effective manner,” commented provincial Minister of Transportation and Works Steve Crocker in the statement.

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