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Hospitals

Ottawa Hospital to re-tender expansion

A $100 million expansion project at the Ottawa Hospital is being re-tendered, after bids by all three respondents to the original tender were found to be non-compliant, according to a report in the Ottawa Business Journal.

The report said the expanded facility, at the General campus, will house a new critical care wing, an Eastern Ontario regional lab and a stem cell research facility.

Ellis Don Construction, PCL Constructors Canada and local developer the Westeinde Group had bid on the contract.

Hospital COO Gino Picciano said the three companies intend to make new bids.

One positive result of the delay is that the hospital has decided to further expand the project at the General campus. In addition to the original elements, the new tender will include a vision-care research floor and 74 new acute-care beds.

The revised price tag is $95 million to $105 million. “We hope to be back on the market by mid-July” with the new tender, Mr. Picciano told the Journal.

He hopes the process will take no more than eight weeks. That would mean the construction start would be delayed only a couple of months from the original timeframe.

“We’re eager to begin these projects because they’re so vitally important to the community,” Mr. Picciano said.

 

 

 

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