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Request for Qualifications Issued for Sheridan College Project

January 31, 2013

Infrastructure Ontario and Sheridan College have issued a request for qualifications for Phase II of the Hazel McCallion Campus

For Immediate Release: January 30, 2013
Mississauga, Ontario

Infrastructure Ontario and Sheridan College have issued a request for qualifications to design, build and finance Phase II of the Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus development in Mississauga.

The Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus, which opened in September 2011, provides a creative, collaborative learning environment for students, reflecting Sheridan’s Creative Campus concept. The expansion will enable Sheridan to increase the range of the programs offered at the campus and accommodate up to an additional 3,200 full-time students, for a total enrolment of approximately 5,500.

The new facility, to be located on the existing campus, will be approximately 184,000 square feet and feature state-of-the-art classrooms, computer laboratories, a Centre of Creative Thinking, faculty offices, and a gallery space to celebrate student creativity and innovation.

This project will proceed under Infrastructure Ontario’s alternative financing and procurement model, which transfers risks associated with designing, constructing and financing the building to the private sector.

The request for qualifications is the first step in the procurement process to select a team to design, build and finance the project. Submissions will be reviewed to pre- qualify project teams with the design and construction experience as well as the qualified personnel and financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and complexity. Pre-qualified teams will be invited to respond to a request for proposals, which is expected to be released in the summer of 2013.

Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities are working together with Sheridan College to procure and deliver the new facility.

Infrastructure Ontario is a crown agency of the Province of Ontario that delivers large, complex infrastructure renewal projects on time and on budget. Over the last six years, the province has applied Infrastructure Ontario’s alternative financing and procurement model to 79 major projects valued at approximately $30 billion dollars, saving taxpayers an estimated $3 billion dollars. Infrastructure Ontario also manages one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada, provides municipalities and eligible public sector clients with financing to renew public infrastructure, and leverages its private-sector expertise to manage major commercial transactions on behalf of the province.

Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca or www.sheridancollege.ca for more information.

Quotes:

Honourable John Milloy, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
“With the building of this new campus, Sheridan College will be able to offer a broader range of programs in an innovative learning environment. This project means that more students in Mississauga will get the education and training they need to succeed in the future.”

Dipika Damerla, MPP, Mississauga East—Cooksville
“This means an additional 3,200 young people will go on to college and a bright future. This is great news for students, for parents, and our community. Adding more post- secondary spaces in Mississauga was part of the last election platform and it is good to see the promise come true.”

Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, President and CEO, Sheridan College
“The opening of Phase I of Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion Campus in 2011 was met with overwhelming demand for our business programs. The construction of Phase II will significantly enhance our ability to offer a broader range of innovative and career-focused programs, including baccalaureate degrees, to the residents of Canada’s sixth-largest city.”

Contacts:

Melissa Pressacco, Infrastructure Ontario (416) 326-9368
Susan Atkinson, Sheridan College (905) 815-4073