RFP Issued For Hospital Site

The steering committee overseeing the location of the proposed new acute care hospital in Windsor-Essex has issued a Request for Proposals.

Proposals must be submitted at Biddingo.com by 3pm September 24, 2014, and the location could be announced by the end of the year. The transaction will be completed by July 21, 2017. The second phase of the process focuses on technical specifications and the overall cost.

A copy of the RFP has also been posted online for the public to view.

A Fairness Advisor has been hired to monitor the process. Windsor Regional Hospital CEO David Musyj says Glenn Ackerley has extensive experience in construction and procurement law and is a partner at WeirFoulds LLP in Toronto.

“It’s not mandated,” he says. “It adds another layer of transparency and openness to the process.”

If accepted, a subcommittee will make its recommendation to the steering committee, which will forward it to the Windsor Regional Hospital Board of Directors. The Erie St.Clair Local Health Integration Network and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will also have to approve it.