Infrastructure Ontario and Casey House have released a request for proposals to the six companies shortlisted to build and finance the Casey House redevelopment project. Renovation and expansion of the facility, which is scheduled to begin in late 2014, will improve health care and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS.
A request for qualifications issued in August 2013 shortlisted six companies with the construction and financial capacity to undertake a project of this size and scope. The shortlisted companies invited to bid are:
. Bird Capital Limited Partnership
. Eastern Construction Company Limited
. EllisDon Capital Inc.
. Graham Construction and Engineering LP & Harbridge & Cross Limited, a Joint Venture
. PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
. WCC Construction Canada, ULC o/a Walsh Canada
The redevelopment project will provide more efficient, seamless care by consolidating all programs and services under one roof. It involves renovating an existing heritage property at 571 Jarvis St. and incorporating a new 48,000 square-foot facility. The new facility will feature:
. 14 in-patient beds, including two respite beds
. office space for the home care programs
. therapy rooms and community space for a new day health program
. new space for administrative and support services, including Casey House Foundation
. underground parking for 15 vehicles
Casey House was Canada’s first stand-alone treatment facility for people with HIV/AIDS when it opened in 1988. It is a specialty HIV/AIDS care facility that also offers community programming, including home care and outreach programs.