Nova Scotia issues supplier qualification invitations for $2 billion hospital complex

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Nova Scotia’s government has issued two requests for supplier qualifications for the estimated $2-billion redevelopment of Atlantic Canada’s largest hospital complex.

The province says it has begun the search for the team that will design, construct, finance and maintain new construction at Halifax’s QEII Health Sciences Centre, which is to be done through a public-private partnership or P3 funding model.

One request is for the Community Outpatient Centre in Bayers Lake and the other is for the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre. This includes the construction of the new QEII Cancer Centre, outpatient centre, inpatient centre, including hospital beds and operating rooms, and the new innovation and learning centre.

Separate requests are being issued for the two sites because of the differences in size and complexity of the two developments. It will also allow the Community Outpatient Centre to move forward at an accelerated pace.

The deadline for submissions of the Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre is March 22 and the Halifax Infirmary site deadline is April 26.

The request for supplier qualifications can be viewed at http://novascotia.ca/tenders/tenders/ns-tenders.aspx .

The QEII New Generation project also includes the expansion and renovations of Dartmouth General Hospital and new and renovated operating rooms at Hants Community Hospital in Windsor. This work will allow services to be moved out of the aging Centennial and Victoria buildings on the Victoria General site, to prepare for their eventual closure.

For updates on the QEII New Generation project, visit https://novascotiahealthredevelopment.ca.

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