Request for Qualifications Issued for South Niagara Hospital

Published on February 05, 2021

Niagara Falls - The South Niagara hospital project is taking another step forward as Infrastructure Ontario and Niagara Health start the process to find a design-build-finance-maintain team for the project.

Issuing a request for qualifications, (RFQ) is the first step in the competitive process for prospective teams to express their interest in bidding to help deliver the project. Submissions will be reviewed to shortlist three teams with the design and construction experience, as well as the financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and complexity. Shortlisted teams will then be invited to respond to request for proposals, expected to be released in fall 2021.

"Our government is committed to building a connected, patient-centered public health care system and ending hallway health care. Investing in major hospital infrastructure projects like the redevelopment of South Niagara Hospital is a key part of our plan," said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health.

"Today's milestone brings us one step closer towards helping to ensure that the people of Niagara have access to the modern facilities and services they need, when they need them."

"This substantial investment shows the Government of Ontario's recognition of the importance of investing in health care in Niagara," said Sam Oosterhoff, MPP for Niagara West.

"With this new build, and the WLMH rebuild in West Niagara, the Niagara Region will have a significant number of brand-new health care facilities, which will ensure patients and their families receive the best possible care, through the talented and passionate health care workers of Niagara Health. It is exciting to see the next generation of health care technologies being implemented in this new hospital, and I am confident Niagara's residents will be well served at this site for many years to come."

"Thank you to the Ministry of Health and Infrastructure Ontario for their continued support in the development of the South Niagara Site, and their commitment to world-class healthcare for our region," said Lynn Guerriero, President and Interim CEO of Niagara Health.

"The pandemic has highlighted the importance of effective infection, prevention and control measures. We look forward to working with the successful bidding team to ensure we are building a facility that is ready for what the future may bring."

The new state-of-the-art facility involves the creation of Centres of Excellence in stroke, complex care, geriatric psychiatry and ageing and wellness. The project will have a senior’s focus embedded into all aspects of the design. The project is working towards becoming the first WELL certified healthcare facility in Canada, improving the work-life experience for our staff and physicians and enhancing the well-being of all who use the building.