Request for Qualifications Issued for the Public Health Laboratory at MaRS Centre Phase 2
Today, on behalf of Public Health Ontario, Infrastructure Ontario released a request for qualifications to build Public Health Ontario's new Toronto public health laboratory at MaRS Centre Phase 2. Infrastructure Ontario and Public Health Ontario, along with project partners including the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the MaRS Centre, are working on the new laboratory, which will replace the existing laboratory facilities at 81 and 101 Resources Road.
The request for qualifications, available at www.merx.com
, is the first step in the procurement process to select a team to build the project. Submissions will be reviewed to pre-qualify project teams with the construction experience and qualified personnel to deliver a project of this size and complexity. Pre-qualified teams will then be invited to respond to a request for proposals, which is expected to be released later this year.
The construction of our new Toronto laboratory is a milestone in the renewal of Ontario's public health laboratory infrastructure. It will allow Public Health Ontario to remain at the forefront of infectious disease testing, detection and control, providing essential services to Ontarians and the health care system and responding to emerging public health threats. Its location at MaRS strengthens our links to academic, healthcare and private sector partners, as well as Public Health Ontario scientists and other services.