Two companies are now attached to Alberta’s Calgary Cancer Centre (2016 Top100 Projects #57). Both PCL Construction Management, Inc., and EllisDon Construction Services, Inc., have been selected to participate in a Request For Proposal (RFP) on the project.
PCL and EllisDon will have six months to prepare their packages. The successful proposal will be announced in late spring 2017. The Request For Qualifications competition was closed on Sept. 22, which won PCL and EllisDon the opportunity for RFP on the Centre.
“Our government is moving forward with the Calgary Cancer Centre as quickly as possible, because we know it is needed to help people facing cancer and their families. The RFP is the next important step in the development of this first-class health-care facility and it reflects the serious commitment of our government to the people of Calgary,” said Brian Mason the infrastructure and transportation minister.
Construction of the centre will start late 2017 and run through 2023 and is expected to generate hundreds of jobs. The centre is expected to open to the public in 2024.
Alberta’s 2016 Capital Plan, implemented to serve “key social programs and services that [the] government provides to Albertans, encourages economic development, and supports environmental outcomes.” $34.8 billion in infrastructure projects over five years will aim to stimulate the province’s economy and keep Albertans working.
Sarah Hoffman, Alberta’s Minister of Health, said of the facility, “We know how important the Calgary Cancer Centre project is to families and our frontline health workers. When it is done, we will be able to deliver comprehensive cancer care, education, and research in Calgary and southern Alberta, and within the entire cancer care system in the province. This RFP means we are in a new phase and closer to getting shovels in the ground in 2017.”