Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of the Attorney General announced that three companies have been short-listed to design, build, finance and maintain a new consolidated courthouse that will be located in downtown Thunder Bay. The new courthouse will improve access to justice in Thunder Bay by consolidating the services of existing courthouses within one modern facility. It will increase the number of courtrooms available and will provide better public access and security, and improve health and safety standards.
Based on a request for qualifications (RFQ) process that began in May 2009, three companies were pre-qualified for the project. All three pre-qualified companies will be invited to respond to a request for proposals (RFP), expected to be issued this fall. The three pre-qualified companies are:
• Forum Social Infrastructure – Forum Equity Partners, Kingsett Capital Inc., Stantec Architecture Ltd. / Rosser International Inc., Dominion Construction Co Inc., G4S Security Services, Brookfield Financial Corp. (Financial Advisor)
• Integrated Team Solutions – Ellis Don Corporation, Fengate Capital Management Ltd., NORR Ltd / AECOM Design, Honeywell Ltd, Scotia Capital (Financial Advisor)
• Plenary Justice – Plenary Group, Adamson Associated Architects / Ricci Green Associates, Bird Construction Company, Johnsons Controls LP
The pre-qualified companies were selected based on their development, design, construction, financial, and facilities management capacity to undertake a project of this size and complexity.