Infrastructure Ontario and Seneca College have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) to pre-qualify companies to design, build and finance the first phase of the Seneca King Campus expansion in King City, York Region.
As a first step in support of Seneca’s King Campus Master Plan, the project will create space for 1,450 additional students while enhancing the quality of student learning and the campus life experience. When complete, King Campus will provide teaching and learning opportunities for more than 5,000 full-time students.
The King Campus expansion project includes a new academic facility to accommodate approximately 25 new classrooms, computer labs, specialty labs for training health care practitioners, a library, learning commons, and student study space; a new student centre, which will include a multi-purpose athletic and recreation space featuring a gymnasium, fitness centre, informal study areas and event spaces, partially funded by the Seneca Student Federation and the Student Athletics Association; and, upgrades to Garriock Hall – the main academic facility – and to existing site services.
The RFQ is the first step in the procurement process to select a team to design, build and finance the project. Submissions will be reviewed to shortlist project teams with the design and construction experience as well as the qualified personnel and financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and complexity. Shortlisted teams will then be invited to respond to a request for proposals, expected to be released this fall.
This project will be built using the alternative financing and procurement delivery model – a.k.a. the public-private partnership model.