On March 29, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build, finance and maintain a new Thunder Bay Correctional Complex.
The new correctional complex will replace the existing jail and correctional center. The scope of work includes the construction of a 325-bed, multi-purpose correctional complex.
The RFQ is the first step in the procurement process to select a team to deliver the project. IO and MCSCS will evaluate submissions to prequalify project teams with the relevant construction experience. Teams that qualify will be invited to respond to a request for proposals in spring 2019.
Meanwhile, in advance of issuing the RFQ, IO contracted NORR as the planning, design and conformance (PDC) team for the project. The PDC team establishes the guidelines and performance requirements the successful construction team must meet when preparing their submissions for the project. NORR will also monitor construction progress and provide coordination and oversight during the construction, commissioning and completion of the project.
Interested companies must register with www.merx.com to download the RFQ.