By Robin MacLennan
Ottawa Construction News staff writer
The request for proposals (RFP) stage has closed for teams to submit bids to design, build and finance Ottawa’s 1Door4Care: CHEO Integrated Treatment Centre.
The site will merge seven care locations currently spread across the city, into a single, state-of-the-art, purpose-built site on CHEO’s main Smyth Road campus.
Three teams were shortlisted and invited to respond to an RFP in November 2022 and they all submitted proposals by the May 30 deadline – EllisDon Infrastructure Health, Pomerleau Healthcare Partners, and PCL Partnerships.
Over the next few months, submissions will be evaluated, and a successful proponent is expected to be announced in fall 2023. A fairness monitor is overseeing the entire procurement process.
The new site will include multi-use clinic space, a physiotherapy rehab gym, expanded mental health clinics, indoor and outdoor space where teachers and therapists combine education and therapy, secure space for children who have been abused, modern treatment rooms for kids with behavioural needs, advanced technology to enable virtual care, a physical link to the main building on campus, family support spaces, a new parking structure, and more.