RFP issued for Centre for Addiction and Mental Health phase 1D construction

Ontario Construction News staff writer

PCL has been prequalified to continue in the procurement process for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health phase 1D construction, based on criteria identified in a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process that began in February 2022,.

A copy of the RFP is available on the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Phase 1D Redevelopment project webpage.

Infrastructure Ontario and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to design, build and finance the CAMH Phase 1D Redevelopment project.

Work will construction of a new building to replace existing facilities for patients with complex mental illness who have encountered the legal system and additional indoor and outdoor support spaces at the 1001 Queen Street West location in Toronto.

Selection criteria for the RFQ included design and construction experience, as well as the financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and complexity.

PCL includes:

  • applicant lead: PCL
  • design team: Diamond Schmitt Architects & Architectural Resources
  • construction team: PCL Construction Canada Inc.
  • financial advisor: TD Securities

The PCL team has been invited to respond to the RFP and will begin preparing their proposal that details how they will deliver the project. Once their submission is received, Infrastructure Ontario and CAMH will evaluate their proposal and if successful, negotiate the terms for a contract anticipated in 2023.

A fairness monitor is overseeing the entire procurement process.

Phase 1D includes the construction of a new building (the Secure Care and Recovery building) to support CAMH’s forensics services.

Once completed, the Secure Care and Recovery building will include family visitation areas, outpatient services and security/building support services.

The CAMH 1D Redevelopment project is being delivered using a DBF model. Key benefits of a DBF model include significant risk transfer to the private sector over the life of the project agreement, greater cost and schedule certainty and greater potential for design and construction efficiencies and innovation.


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