Calgary Cancer project closer to construction
Two companies have been selected to participate in a Request For Proposal (RFP) for the design and construction of the Calgary Cancer project.
Teams representing PCL Construction Management, Inc., and EllisDon Construction Services, Inc., will have six months to prepare their proposal packages. The successful one will be announced in the late spring of 2017. These groups were selected through a Request for Qualifications competition which closed Sept. 22.
Construction of the centre will take place from late 2017 through 2023 and will create hundreds of jobs. The centre is expected to open to the public in 2024.
“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.”
“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.”
The 2016 Capital Plan supports $34.8 billion in infrastructure projects over five years to help stimulate the economy and keep Albertans working.