GRENFELL, SASK. – The Government of Saskatchewan has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a progressive design-build procurement to find a proponent to design and construct a 33-bed facility to replace the closed Grenfell Pioneer Home in Grenfell, Sask.
The new facility will be built on a vacant parcel of land located on the northeast corner of the town and will be owned and operated by the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA). The home will include private rooms with bathrooms, two spa tub rooms, a commercial kitchen, common living and dining spaces and administrative spaces.
“We’re excited to be moving to the next stage of this important project. This project means a lot to residents, family and friends and aligns with our government’s commitment to providing the best quality care for our Saskatchewan seniors,” said Mental Health and Addictions, Seniors and Rural and Remote Health Minister Everett Hindley in a statement.
A progressive design-build allows the government to enter a contract with a single proponent to design and build a project and has an off-ramp if government and the proponent cannot agree on a price for the construction portion after the design has been completed, a Government of Saskatchewan release stated.
If such a disagreement occurs, the completed design is government’s property, and government reserves the ability to procure a new contractor to provide the construction services.
Shortlisted proponents will proceed to the second stage of procurement, the Request for Proposals, which is expected to open later in the year with each shortlisted proponent invited to submit a proposal for the project at that time.
Residents of the Grenfell Pioneer Home, which closed in 2018, were relocated to nearby facilities. They will be offered the first opportunity to move into the new home once it is complete.