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RFQ issued for Thunder Bay correctional complex

The new 325-bed multi-purpose facility with updated automation and technology will replace Thunder Bay's existing jail and correctional centre.


A request for qualifications (RFQ) has been issued for the design, build, finance and maintenance of a new Thunder Bay Correctional Complex.

The new Thunder Bay Correctional Complex will replace Thunder Bay’s existing jail and correctional centre, improving access to programming, living conditions and education, while also updating automation and technology.

The RFQ, issued by Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS), outlines the scope of work required, which includes the construction of a 325-bed, multi-purpose correctional complex.

Interested companies must register with www.merx.com to download the RFQ.

In advance of issuing the request for qualifications, Infrastructure Ontario contracted NORR as the planning, design and conformance (PDC) team for the project. The PDC team establishes the guidelines and performance requirements the successful construction team must meet when preparing their submissions for the project.

The correctional complex will be designed to meet LEED Silver certification, with a focus on energy efficiency, healthy indoor environments and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

NORR will also monitor construction progress and provide coordination and oversight during the construction, commissioning and completion of the project.