The Interior Heart and Surgical Centre Project reached a critical milestone today with the announcement of the three proponents shortlisted following the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to design, build, finance and maintain the Interior Heart and Surgical Centre building.
Six teams responded to the RFQ.
Following evaluation, three teams were shortlisted: Alliance Health Group, Jade Health and Plenary Health.
The IHSC Building will be a state-of-the-art facility designed to accommodate cardiac and in-patient surgical suites, support space and a new medical device reprocessing department. The facility will also be designed to allow for future expansion.
The IHSC building is part of the Interior Heart and Surgical Centre Project, which includes the East Pandosy Clinical Support Building as well as renovations and fit-outs of existing buildings at Kelowna General Hospital.
The total value of the IHSC project is $448 million, with $357 million from the province and $91 million from the Central Okanagan Regional Hospital District.
The IHSC Building will be constructed at the corner of Pandosy and Rose. The existing Pandosy building will be torn down to make way for the new IHSC building.
Construction of the IHSC building will begin in the summer of 2012 and will be undertaken as a public private partnership.
The IHSC building is scheduled to open in 2016, with the final phase of the IHSC Project to be completed by 2017.
The final capital cost of the IHSC project will be confirmed once the procurement process is complete and a contract is signed with the successful proponent.
All health services will be funded by the public sector through Interior Health, in keeping with the Canada Health Act.