PRINCE ALBERT, SASK. – A modified Request for Proposals (RFP) has been released for expansion and redevelopment of the Prince Albert Victoria Hospital, in Prince Albert, Sask.
The project involves building a new multi-level acute care tower, replacement of the adult mental health space and renovation of the existing building.
In a modified RFP, it is a single team that demonstrated they met the requirements for an earlier Request for Qualifications, which in this case was released on Dec. 17, 2021. The shortlisted team chosen to participate in the modified RFP is PCL Construction Management Inc.
The PCL team includes Kirsten Reite Architecture from Vancouver, Smith and Andersen Consulting Engineering from Burnaby, B.C. and Delco Automation Inc. of Saskatoon.
A modified RFP is a competitive process in which the shortlisted proponent will develop and submit a design and a series of proposals to demonstrate how it will meet the project’s technical and cost requirements.
The shortlisted proponent’s bid will be assessed against a “shadow” bid developed by an Independent Cost Consultant (ICC) to assess value and validate current market conditions, a Government of Saskatchewan release stated.
SSA Quantity Surveyors Ltd. will serve as the ICC for this procurement.
“The Saskatchewan Health Authority is pleased to see this project move into the next phase of development. This project will offer expanded services for the residents of Prince Albert and northern Saskatchewan as well as increased patient care capacity in acute care and mental health services,” said Saskatchewan Health Authority interim vice-president of infrastructure, information and support Michelle Mula.
The Government of Saskatchewan is providing 100 per cent of the capital funding, rather than requiring local communities to contribute 20 per cent, the release stated.
The Prince Albert Victoria Hospital Modified RFP will close in spring 2023 and results will be announced following the evaluation of PCL’s bid submissions.