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Three groups short­listed for long-term care home RFPs

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Three groups have been short­listed to sub­mit re­quest for pro­pos­als (RFPs) for the two new 60-bed long-term care homes in Gan­der and Grand Falls-Wind­sor.

Cen­tral Care Part­ner­ship, In­fra­works and New­found­land and Labrador Health­care Part­ners have been in­vited to sub­mit plans to de­sign, build, fi­nance and main­tain the new fa­cil­i­ties through a pub­lic-pri­vate part­ner­ship.

The win­ner will de­liver both homes un­der a sin­gle con­tract with con­struc­tion ex­pected to be­gin in 2019.

The se­lec­tion of the three groups fol­lows the first-stage of the pro­cure­ment process, a re­quest for qual­i­fi­ca­tions back in Jan­uary.

“We have reached the next step and are main­tain­ing mo­men­tum to de­liver on our com­mit­ment to this new long-term care in­fra­struc­ture for the peo­ple of the cen­tral re­gion,” Trans­porta­tion and Works Min­is­ter Steve Crocker said in a re­lease on Tues­day, July 3.

“We re­main fo­cused on sound fis­cal man­age­ment, while at the same time find­ing cre­ative so­lu­tions – like part­ner­ing with the busi­ness com­mu­nity – to de­liver key in­fra­struc­ture in a timely and cost-ef­fec­tive man­ner. I’m pleased to say we re­main on track to be­gin con­struc­tion next year.”

The groups will be re­quired to sub­mit full project pro­pos­als, which will in­clude tech­ni­cal de­tails on the con­struc­tion and main­te­nance of the new fa­cil­ity and a more in­depth demon­stra­tion of their fi­nan­cial ca­pac­i­ties to suc­cess­fully de­liver the project.

Women’s em­ploy­ment plans will also be re­quired with their pro­pos­als.

It was re­cently an­nounced the Grand Falls-Wind­sor home will be lo­cated on Scott Av­enue, be­tween Val­ley Road and the site of the for­mer Abitibi Con­sol­i­dated mill.

The Gan­der fa­cil­ity will be si­t­u­ated next to the Col­lege of the North At­lantic cam­pus and ac­ces­si­ble via Magee Road.

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