RFQ issued for Humber River’s ‘digital
Infrastructure Ontario and Humber River Regional Hospital have released
a request for qualifications (RFQ) to design, build, finance and
maintain its new acute-care hospital.
The new hospital will have capacity for 656 beds, 3,300 staff and
approximately 600 physicians. It will enable Humber River to provide an
even more comprehensive range of services to support inpatient and
outpatient hospital programs, including:
• Expanded emergency services;
• Increased specialized outpatient services;
• Modern diagnostic equipment for better patient diagnosis and
• Updated infectious disease containment systems to monitor and prevent
a broad range of infections.
“We are thrilled to reach this important milestone in our plan to design
and build Ontario’s first digital hospital,” said Dr. Rueben Devlin
(pictured), President and CEO of Humber River Regional Hospital. “It
will be a lean, green building, incorporating the latest in
environmental sustainability concepts. It will be patient, family and
community-friendly, bringing a new way of thinking to hospital design in
The design and construction of the new hospital will contribute to a
healthy environment and, by extension, patient and community health. The
project will adhere to the guidelines and sustainability principles of
the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating
system, with a goal of achieving the highest possible LEED
LEED buildings focus on healthy indoor environments, reduced greenhouse
gas emissions and efficient use of energy, water and other resources.
The RFQ is the first step in the process to select a team to design,
build, finance and maintain the hospital, which will be located on the
Province’s Downsview Complex – consisting of approximately 27 acres – at
Keele Street and Wilson Avenue in Toronto.
RFQ submissions will be reviewed to pre-qualify project teams with the
design, construction and facilities management experience, as well as
the qualified personnel and the financial strength to deliver a project
of this size and complexity.
These teams will then be invited to respond to a request for proposals,
expected to be released in fall 2010.
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are
working with Humber River Regional Hospital to build the new facility,
which will remain publicly owned, publicly controlled and publicly
Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown corporation dedicated to managing some
of the province’s larger and more complex infrastructure renewal
projects - ensuring they are built on time and on budget. Visit
www.infrastructureontario.ca for more information.
“Today we move another step toward greater access to healthcare,” said
Monte Kwinter, MPP for York Centre. “The new hospital will be a modern,
state-of-the-art facility and will bring tremendous benefits to
residents in our community.”
Posted June 3, 2010