Project Update – April 2013

2013-04-29

The April 2013 issue of the NIHP Newsletter includes information about maximizing the positive local economic impacts as well as dates and venues for Industry Speed Date events for the Comox Valley and Campbell River.

April 2013 Newsletter (.pdf)

1. North Island Hospitals Project Comox Valley office: Suite 101, 910 Fitzgerald Avenue, Courtenay, BC, V9J 1L2 Phone: 250-850-2944 K’ómoks First Nation receives gifted trees North Island Hospitals Project Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 3 April 2013 Dates picked for local businesses to go Speed Dating Efforts to maximize the positive local economic impacts of the North Island Hospitals Project will soon be kicking into high gear. The dates and venues for In-dustry Speed Date events have been picked for the Comox Valley and Camp-bell River.The Comox Valley event will take place May 28th from 12:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Best Western, Westerly Hotel and Convention Centre at 1590 Cliffe Avenue. A similar event takes place in Campbell River on May 27th at the Mari-time Heritage Centre.These events will provide an opportunity for local businesses to promote their companies and services to each of the three consortiums or ’proponents’bidding on the two new state-of-the-art hospitals in Courtenay and Campbell River. Registration for both events will take place through the Campbell River Major Projects Portal: cr.majorprojects.ca/projects/nihp beginning on May 13, 2013. Registration is limited so register early!Want to know more about the NIHP?To find out more about the North Island Hospitals Project, visit our web page at: www.viha.ca and look for the North Island Hospitals Project icon on the right. It’s full of information including news releases, presentations, frequently asked questions and more. www.viha.ca/about_viha/building_for_health/nihp.htm NIHP Chief Project Officer Tom Sparrow announced dates for the Industry Speed Dating events when he addressed the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting at Crown Isle April 18.K’ómoks First Nation Councillor Ken Price is seen here with five Douglas Firs from the new Comox Valley Hospital site which were gifted to the K’ómoks by the NIHP. The trees were deliveredto the K’ómoks Reserve this month as work continued on the hospital site preparation. The trees will be used in traditional building projects. Important milestone reached through release of RFP The $600 million North Island Hospitals Project took a major step forward this month with the release of the Request for Proposals(RFP) to the three consortiums vying to design, build, finance andmaintain new hospitals in the Comox Valley and Campbell River.The RFP includes a very complex set of documents laying outthe expected requirements for the NIHP. The proponents will haveuntil later this year to develop proposals outlining their plans to de-sign, build, finance and maintain the $344 million, 153-bed ComoxValley Hospital and the $266 million, 95-bed Campbell River Hospitalover the 30-year lifetime of the project. Proposals will be evaluatedusing multiple criteria such as price, qualifications, experience andthe proposed solutions.Plans call for the successful proponent to be selected by January2014. Construction of the two hospitals will begin early next year withcompletion slated for Fall 2017.
2. North Island Hospitals Project Campbell River office: Suite A-1, 220 Dogwood Street, Campbell River, BC, V9W 2X9 Phone: 250-850-2944 North Island Hospitals Project Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 3 April 2013 Industry Speed Dating event coming back to Campbell River Campbell River site prep advances www.viha.ca/about_viha/building_for_health/nihp.htm Examples of the North Island Hospitals Project’s huge potential to boost the local economy will be coming in May when Indus-try Speed Dating takes place in Campbell River and the Comox Valley.These events will provide an opportunity for local businesses to promote their companies and services to each of the three consortiums or ’proponents’ bidding on the two new state-of-the-art hospitals in Campbell River and Courtenay.The Campbell River event will take place May 27th from 12:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.at the Maritime Heritage Centre, 621 N Is-land Highway. The Comox Valley eventtakes place the following day in Courtenay atthe Best Western, Westerly Hotel and Con-vention Centre.Registration for both events will takeplace through the Campbell River Major Pro-jects Portal: cr.majorprojects/projects/nihp beginning on May 13, 2013. Registration is limited so register early!The $600 million project will generate an estimated 1,900 direct and 1,400 indirect jobs by completion in fall 2017.Representatives from the three consortiums vying to design, built, finance and maintain the new hospitals in Campbell River and the Comox Valley toured both sites April 23rd. They’re seen here looking over the Campbell River Hospital site.The $600 million North Island Hospitals Project took a major step forward this month with the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) to the three consortiums vying to design, build,finance and maintain new hospitals in Campbell River and the Comox Valley.The RFP includes a very complex set of documents laying out the expected requirements for the NIHP. The proponents will have until later this year to develop proposals outlining their plans to design, build, finance and maintain the $266 million, 95-bed Campbell River Hospital and the $344 million, 153-bed Co-mox Valley Hospital over the 30-year lifetime of the project. Proposals will be evaluated using multiple criteria such as price,qualifications, experience and the proposed solutions.Plans call for the successful proponent to be selected by January 2014. Construction of the two hospitals will begin early next year with completion slated for Fall 2017.Release of RFP marks Important project milestone Site preparation work for the new Campbell River Hospital is moving forward. Work seen here is making way for two modular trailers on the north-east corner of the property. Meanwhile, work is underway on two temporary parking lots west of Yucalta Lodge. Work still to come includes demolition of part of the Sunshine Wellness Centre and construction of a temporary ambulance entrance to access Emergency during hospital construction.Want to know more about the NIHP? Visit our web page at: www.viha.ca and look for the North Island Hospitals Project icon on the right. It’s full of information including news releases, presentations, frequently asked questions and more.

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