Transportation and Works
Health and Community Services
January 5, 2018

Request for Qualifications Issued for Central Newfoundland Long-Term Care Homes

The Provincial Government announced today that a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) has been issued to establish a short list of private sector business teams interested in designing, building, financing and maintaining the new 60-bed long-term care homes in Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor.

This follows a comprehensive value for money assessment (accessible here: PDF Icon which evaluated methods for designing, building, financing and maintaining the new homes.

Similar to the arrangement used to procure a 145-bed long-term care home in Corner Brook, the new homes will be built and maintained by a private company, with resident care provided by public sector employees.

A Request for Proposals (RFP) will be issued to qualifying firms after the RFQ process is complete. The successful proponent will deliver both homes under a single contract with construction beginning in 2019.

A RFP to select a design consultant for the 20-bed expansion of the protective care unit at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Centre in Botwood will be issued in the coming weeks.

“It is essential that we balance the need to provide critical infrastructure with the immediate fiscal challenges facing our province. By taking this approach and partnering with the business community, our government is able to deliver key infrastructure in a timely and cost-effective manner.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Transportation and Works

“I’m glad to see this project moving forward with the issuing of a Request for Qualifications, which will start the process for selecting a proponent. The new homes for Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor will be welcome additions in the region. They will help increase capacity in the health care system, while meeting growing demand in our communities.”
Honourable John Haggie
Minister of Health and Community Services

- 30 -

Learn More
The Way Forward: A Vision for Sustainability and Growth in Newfoundland and Labrador -

The Way Forward: A Multi-Year Plan for Infrastructure Investments - PDF Icon

Provincial Government Announces New Long-Term Care Homes for Central Newfoundland –

Value for Money Assessment of Long-Term Care Homes for Central Newfoundland - PDF Icon

Follow us on Twitter: @GovNL external link icon, @TW_GovNL external link icon and @HCS_GovNL external link icon

Media contacts
Rod Drover
Transportation and Works
709-729-1758, 730-4607

Emily Timmins
Health and Community Services
709-729-6986, 693-1292

2018 01 05                              10:35 a.m.