Government & policy
VFA to help assess condition of
BURNABY, B.C. – VFA Canada Corporation, a Canadian provider of facilities
capital planning and asset management solutions, announced that the
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has selected VFA to assess
the condition of public hospitals province-wide and to provide software
for capital planning.
Ontario is the third provincial health ministry to implement capital
planning solutions from VFA Canada.
Under the terms of the agreement, valued at more than $8 million over
four years, assessment teams from VFA Canada, along with partners MMM
Group/Rybka Division and Parkin Architects, Ltd., will work with Local
Health Integration Networks (LHINs) and individual hospitals to evaluate
the condition of over 200 Ontario healthcare facilities, encompassing 73
million square feet.
The contract includes an optional four year extension. VFA will also
provide more than 500 software subscriptions for VFA.facility, Web-based
facilities capital planning software. The software will be used by
representatives of the ministry, LHINs and hospitals to support ongoing
facilities asset management, planning and budgeting.
Through a Software as a Service (SaaS) model, VFA.facility will give
users across the province secure access to a central source of
information with accurate, objective information about the physical
condition of Ontario’s public hospitals.
“VFA and our partners look forward to supporting Ontario hospital
healthcare providers in planning for the maintenance and renewal of
their facilities,” said Susan Anson, general manager of VFA Canada Corp.
“The comprehensive facilities data and sophisticated analysis tools that
VFA provides will give them the foundation they need to effectively plan
for their long-term capital needs.”
In addition to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, VFA
capital planning solutions are used by the British Columbia Ministry of
Health and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health. A number of Ontario
hospitals have also previously implemented VFA solutions, including the
London Health Sciences Centre, The Ottawa Hospital, Kingston General
Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital.
About VFA Canada Corporation Headquartered in Vancouver, VFA Canada
Corporation is the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for
facilities capital planning and asset management. VFA solutions uniquely
combine facility assessment services, Web-based software and business
consulting services to enable customers to manage every stage of the
capital asset lifecycle – from requirements gathering and long-term
planning to capital budget creation and spend management.
Over 400 organizations in corporate, education, government and
healthcare markets have relied on VFA solutions to strategically manage
their capital assets. VFA’s flagship software product, VFA.facility, is
currently used to manage more than two billion square feet of real
estate. For more information, please visit
About MMM Group Ltd.
Headquartered in Thornhill, Ontario, MMM Group is a leading provider of
multidisciplinary engineering solutions for private and public sector
clients. MMM Group’s team of over 1,000 professionals provide consulting
engineering, planning, project management, environmental, surveying and
commissioning services to architects, contractors and provincial clients
across Canada and internationally. MMM Group/Rybka Division provides
innovative yet practical mechanical and electrical design solutions that
are economical in terms of both construction and operating costs. For
more information, visit http://www.mmm.ca.
About Parkin Architects Ltd.
Based in Ontario, Parkin is one of Canada’s largest full-service
architectural firms. Its comprehensive range of services includes new
building design, renovation, redevelopment, master planning, contract
administration, feasibility studies, site planning, functional and space
planning and interior design. For more information, visit