Transportation and Works
Municipal Affairs and Environment
February 19, 2019

Provincial Government Issues Public Tender for Upgrades to Bay St. George Medical Clinic Building

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has issued a public tender for upgrades to the Bay St. George Medical Clinic building in Stephenville.

Provincial Government records indicate the building has received very few exterior updates since it was constructed in the 1950s. The tender includes upgrades to improve the energy efficiency and accessibility of the building.

The successful proponent will:

  • Remove and replace existing windows, doors and siding;
  • Conduct repair work around existing window openings;
  • Upgrade the main entrance, construct a second accessible entrance and entrance canopies; and
  • Upgrade exterior stairs.

The project is expected to be completed this year.

The work is being undertaken under the Energy Efficiency and Fuel Switching in Public Buildings Program which supports investments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in public sector facilities. Approximately $8.75 million in joint federal-provincial funding has been allocated to the program through the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund.

This initiative delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to 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
“We know people in the Stephenville area have been waiting a long time to see these upgrades. This is work that was tendered in 2015 and never awarded. When the work is complete, we’ll have a much more energy efficient, accessible and modern-looking building that meets the expectations of residents today.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Transportation and Works

“This project is part of one of our government’s initiatives to address climate change. Through the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund, we are making investments in green infrastructure, which include increasing energy efficiency to lower electricity bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
Honourable Graham Letto
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

“These upgrades to the Bay St. George Medical Clinic in Stephenville are long overdue. Government has worked hard on this file and I am excited about this announcement today. This work will not only extend the life of the building and improve its energy efficiency but will more importantly enhance accessibility for the patients of the clinic.”
John Finn
MHA for Stephenville - Port au Port

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Transportation and Works
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Municipal Affairs and Environment
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Government Members Office
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2019 02 19                              2:35 p.m.