Three qualified teams have been short listed to participate in the Request for Proposals (RFP) phase of the competitive selection process to design and build the Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre Replacement project.
Pat Bell, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation, “Reaching this RFP milestone for the new hospital means that additional jobs and economic activity are close at hand for a community still recovering from tragedy. This hospital will serve as a symbol of hope and renewal and is an important early step in building a new future for Burns Lake.”
In total, 11 design-build teams responded to the equest for qualifications (RFQ). Following evaluation of the responses received, three teams were short listed: Bird DB Construction Inc., PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. from Richmond, and Stuart Olson Dominion and MCM from Vancouver.
Northern Health expects to choose a preferred proponent and award a contract in spring 2013, with design-build activities commencing immediately thereafter. The replacement hospital is expected to be completed by the summer of 2015.
The replacement hospital will house up to 16 beds, provide acute care and emergency services, diagnostic imaging, a laboratory and a pharmacy. Facility space is planned for the delivery of public health, home and community care and rehabilitation, as well as mental-health and addictions services. The space will include administrative and logistical services.
The total project cost of the replacement hospital is up to $55 million. Funding will be cost-shared by the B.C. government and Stuart Nechako Regional Hospital District.
“The people of Burns Lake and area have been following this project closely since it was announced. They’ll be pleased to learn that progress is being made with the RFP shortlist selection,” said John Rustad, MLA, Nechako Lakes.