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Teams shortlisted for building nine Ontario Provincial Police detachments

June 22, 2017

Phase two of the OPP Modernization project will see one of three selected teams build all nine new detachments.


(source: Infrastructure Ontario)

Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services have shortlisted three teams to design, build, and finance nine new detachments for phase two of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Modernization project.

The OPP polices 324 communities in Ontario and is responsible for patrolling 126,000 kilometres of highways. Under the first phase of the OPP modernization project, Ontario replaced 18 detachments, regional headquarters and forensic identification services with 17 new facilities in 16 communities across Ontario.

Following a request for qualifications process that began in January 2017, the following teams were shortlisted for phase two of the project:

  • Bird Capital Limited Partnership
    • Developer: Bird Capital Limited Partnership
    • Architect: NORR Architects
    • Engineering Teams: MCW Consultants Ltd.
    • Design-Builder: Bird Design-Build Construction Inc.
    • Financial advisor: Bird Capital Limited Partnership
  • DBF Pomerleau Team
    • Developer: Pomerleau Inc.
    • Architect: Roderick Lahey Architect Inc., The Ventin Group Ltd
    • Engineering Teams: J.L. Richards & Associates Limited
    • Design-Builder: Pomerleau Inc.
    • Financial advisor: Pomerleau Inc.
  • EllisDon Infrastructure Justice
    • Developer: EllisDon Capital Inc.
    • Architect: WZMH Architects
    • Engineering Teams: WSP Canada Inc., SmithGroup JJR
    • Design-Builder: EllisDon Design Build Inc.
    • Financial advisor: EllisDon Capital Inc.

The nine new detachments will be built to replace buildings at the end of their useful lifespan. The new detachments will be located in:

  • Huron County Detachment, 325 Albert Street, Clinton
  • Port Credit Detachment, 2735 Argentia Road, Mississauga
  • Hawkesbury Detachment, 1425 Cameron Street, Hawkesbury
  • Manitoulin Island Detachment, 488 Boozeneck Road, Little Current
  • Marathon Detachment, 101 Peninsula Road, Marathon
  • Parry Sound Detachment, 1 North Road, Parry Sound
  • Fort Frances Detachment, 200 McIrvine Road, Fort Frances
  • Moosonee Detachment,  16 Butcher Road, Moosonee
  • Orillia – TBD

The shortlisted companies are invited to respond to a request for proposals, which is expected to be issued this summer, and after the submissions are evaluated a preferred proponent will be determined and a final contract will be worked out for the construction of all nine detachments.

The new facilities will remain publicly owned, controlled and accountable.


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