Interior Health has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for architectural and planning services to support the creation of a concept plan for redeveloping the CMH site. Key areas of focus include the inpatient unit, ambulatory care, emergency, pharmacy as well as parking.
“Cariboo Memorial plays a vital role in providing acute health care to residents of the Cariboo and Chilcotin region. We are very pleased to see the next step in this project moving forward. The RFP is one of several steps required to proceed with the necessary planning for future expansion,” explains Interior Health Board Chair Norman Embree.
The Concept Plan will provide a summary of the capital and operational requirements specific to the scope of the project, including indicative drawings and functional programming.
It is estimated the cost of the planning will total approximately $600,000, to be cost shared 60/40 per cent between Interior Health and the Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District (CCRHD).
“The Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District is pleased to be providing 40 percent funding for this long-awaited Concept Plan. This project will help us design a facility that will continue to serve our region well into the future,” says CCRHD Chair John Massier.
The RFP will close in October and the successful proponent will complete work on the plan by spring 2014.
The CMH Master Site Plan, which was funded exclusively by the CCRHD, was completed in February 2011 and identified redevelopment of the inpatient unit as a key priority, along with Emergency Department, Ambulatory Care, and Pharmacy renovations.