Procurement Process

  • To ensure an efficient and competitive process, the Swift Current long term care facility will use a fair, open and transparent public procurement process. Included in this process is a request for qualifications (RFQ) stage and a request for proposals (RFP) stage.
  • A RFQ is used to identify a shortlist of project teams with relevant design, construction and maintenance capabilities and experience, as well as the financial strength to deliver a project of this size and complexity. Only teams shortlisted from this process will be invited to respond to a RFP.
  • The RFP stage is designed to ultimately lead to the selection of the private entity that will deliver the project. This stage allows proponents the opportunity to develop their technical and financial proposals, and comment on the draft agreement that will be signed by the winning bidder.
  • A selection committee composed of staff from SaskBuilds, the Ministry of Health, and the Cypress Health Region, as well as external P3 advisors, will review the proposals and make a final decision on the successful project bidder.
  • A fairness advisor will be hired to ensure that the selection process adheres to the highest standards of fairness and transparency.
  • All procurement documents for the Swift Current long term care facility will be posted publicly, including details about final project agreement with the private vendor and a project report that summarizes the results of the competitive procurement process.