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Prequalified teams shortlisted for OPP modernization phase two project

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

June 27, 2017  By Staff

Following a request for qualifications process that began in January 2017, the following companies were shortlisted based on their “design and construction experience, as well as the qualified personnel and financial capacity,” according to IO:

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 detachments will be built to replace buildings at the end of their useful lifespan and 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


“This investment is the next step in our plan to truly modernize policing services in Ontario,” said Marie-France Lalonde, minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services. “These new detachments deliver vital infrastructure improvements and will enhance the capability of the OPP to serve our communities and keep them safe.”

The shortlisted companies will be invited to respond to a request for proposals (RFP), which is expected for Summer 2017. IO and MCSCS say they will then evaluate the RFP submissions, determine a preferred proponent and work toward a final contract.

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.

The OPP polices 324 communities and is responsible for patrolling 126,000 kilometres of highways.

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