Transportation and Works
September 17, 2018
Provincial Products and Services Showcased at Hospital Procurement Business-to-Business Event
More than 90 participants representing 53 firms gathered today at Canada Games Place in Corner Brook to meet with the two teams competing to build the new 164-bed Western Memorial Regional Hospital at a business-to-business networking session hosted by the Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association and the Department of Transportation and Works.
Participants were presented with the opportunity to showcase their products and services in private meetings with each of the two teams of companies— Atlantic Healthcare Partnership and Corner Brook Health Partnership—that have received the Requests for Proposals for the new hospital and are currently developing submissions.
The meetings with local businesses provide each team with information on the products and services that are available in the province, which can then be used in the development of their proposals.
Details regarding the teams developing submissions for the new hospital are available below.
The successful proponent will be selected in spring 2019 with construction of the new hospital to begin later that year and completed in 2023. The new hospital will include the same services currently provided at Western Memorial Regional Hospital, as well as an expanded cancer care program and radiation services.
Meanwhile, work on the new 145-bed long-term care home being constructed adjacent to the future home of the new hospital at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital Campus remains on schedule.
The home will open in 2020 and help meet demand for long-term care in the region and make better use of resources at Western Memorial Regional Hospital.
Over the course of construction, an estimated 4,300 person years of employment and $498 million in economic activity will be created. Once operational, upwards of 200 public service employees will be required at the long-term care home.
A comprehensive value-for-money assessment for the long-term care home concluded earlier this year that partnering with the private sector will result in savings of 10 per cent over the 30-year agreement – up from the originally estimated 8.9 per cent – for a total estimated savings of $14.6 million.
The new Western Memorial Regional Hospital and long-term care home in Corner Brook delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province’s economic foundation and deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.Quotes
“Construction on the new hospital in western Newfoundland starts next year. Big projects like this are made up of smaller parts and will include many companies, big and small. This event is an excellent opportunity for businesses to showcase their products and services to the two proponent developing submissions and for the proponents to learn what is available to them.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Transportation and Works
“Real progress continues on the new Western Memorial Regional Hospital as we advance to the contract stage. This business-to-business forum will help ensure local capacity is incorporated into the building stage. I am very pleased with the level of interest and the progress made to date on securing a 21st century health care facility in Corner Brook for the region and the province.”
Honourable Gerry Byrne
Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources and MHA for Corner Brook
“The Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association is pleased to partner with the Provincial Government to provide a venue for Newfoundland and Labrador businesses to meet the two shortlisted proponent teams. This opportunity will allow them to promote their companies and experiences that may be needed for this project. NLCA continues to advocate for opportunities for the construction community in our province.”
Chair, Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association
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Transportation and Works
Government Members Office
Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association
2018 09 17 2:45 p.m.