PROJECTS

18 Elementary Schools

The Saskatchewan Government is building 18 new elementary schools on nine new joint-use schools sites in four communities experiencing unprecedented growth: Saskatoon, Regina, Warman and Martensville. The new schools will be ready in time for students in September 2017.

In partnership with the Ministry of Education and the five involved school divisions, SaskBuilds is overseeing a design-build-finance-maintain public-private partnership (P3) procurement model. The new schools will be fully owned and operated by the school divisions.
See construction site webcams and other project info here

Employment and Partnership Opportunity Contact

Joint Use Mutual Partnership, consisting of local Saskatchewan and national companies, is proud and excited to deliver the largest schools construction project in Saskatchewan. Should you wish to contact the team for career, business, or project information please direct enquiries here.

Two parallel competitive procurement processes were conducted:

Value for Money
Using a P3 approach, the Net Present Value (NPV) of the combined total project cost was $635 million in 2015 dollars, which is $100 million (or 13%) in savings over the contract term.  These savings include P3-related costs, such as private financing.

Broken down by project the costs were:
  • Project 1 - the NPV of the total cost was $202.3 million, compared to $233.2 million for a traditional design-bid-build (DBB).  This represents a $30.9 million (or 13.26%) savings over the term of the contract.
  • Project 2 - the NPV of the total cost was $432.9 million, compared to $502.3 million for a traditional DBB.  This represents a $69.4 million (or 13.82%) savings over the term of the contract. 

Project Documents

Project History

  • Jul. 31, 2014 - Request for Qualifications (RFQ) issued.
  • Oct. 31, 2014 - Three proponent teams advance to Request for Proposal (RFP) phase of procurement.
  • Nov. 13, 2014 – Business-to-business networking event in Saskatoon to introduce local businesses to shortlisted proponents
  • Nov. 14, 2014 – Business-to-business networking event in Regina to introduce local businesses to shortlisted proponents.
  • Jun. 11, 2015 - Second Fairness Advisor Report Project 1
  • Jun. 11, 2015 - Second Fairness Advisor Report Project 2
  • Sept. 2017 – Projected completion date.
  • Jun. 15, 2015 – Joint-Use Mutual Partnership (JUMP) was selected as Preferred Proponent for both bundles of schools. The team comprises:
    • Concert Infrastructure Ltd.
    • Bird Capital Limited Partnerships /Bird Design Build Construction Inc.
    • Wright Construction Western Inc.
    • GEC Architecture
    • Kindrachuk Agrey Architecture
    • Johnson Controls Canada LP
  • Summer 2015 – Construction underway.
  • Sept. 2017 – Projected completion date.

The External Project Advisors
As part of the due diligence process, these project advisors were procured:

  • Facility Consultant Advisor – Group2 Architecture Interior Design Inc.
  • Facility Maintenance Advisor – Pacific Meridian Consulting Inc.
  • Insurance Advisor – Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc.
  • P3 Procurement Advisor – Partnerships BC, Government of British Columbia
  • P3 Legal Advisor – Aird & Berlis LLP
  • P3 Financial Advisor – KPMG LLP
  • Quantity Surveyor / Cost Estimator – Turner and Townsend