Infrastructure Ontario and ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development have released a request for proposals to the three teams shortlisted to design, build and finance new children’s treatment centres in Brampton, Mississauga and Oakville, IO announced in a news release.
A request for qualifications issued in January 2013 shortlisted three companies with the design, construction and financial capacity to undertake a project of this size and complexity. The following three companies — each including a designer, builder and financial advisor — have been invited to bid:
• Bondfield Construction Company Limited
• Stantec Architecture
• Rocklynn Capital Inc.
Kids Health Infrastructure Partnership
• Carillion Canada Inc
• Bird Design-Build Inc
• Zeidler Partnership Architects
• Mitchell Architects
• Investec Capital Markets
• PCL Constructors Canada Inc
• NORR Limited
• Montgomery Sisam Architects
• TD Securities
The ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development is the largest of Ontario’s 21 children’s treatment centres, treating more than 13,500 children and youth with disabilities each year in Peel, Halton and Dufferin. The three new facilities will allow ErinoakKids to consolidate programs and services from 10 existing sites and will be purpose-built for children with disabilities and special needs. The largest facility will be approximately 120,000 sq. ft. and will be located in Brampton, with the other two sites in Mississauga and Oakville, approximately 90,000 and 70,000 sq. ft. respectively.
The new buildings are slated to open in early 2017 and will offer a wide range of services, including:
• autism services such as intensive behavioural intervention and applied behavioural analysis
• infant hearing and blind low vision services
• physiotherapy and occupational therapy services
• speech and language services
• assistive devices resources services
• medical, nursing and specialty medical services
• respite services (at Brampton location only)
• family support services
The project will support ErinoakKids in its mission to help children and youth with physical, developmental and communication disabilities achieve optimal levels of independence, learning, health and well-being.
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services are working with ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development to build the new children’s treatment centres, which will remain publicly owned and controlled.