The Department of Transportation and Works has awarded three contracts for the procurement of a new correctional facility to replace Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in St. John’s.
Independent advisors help develop the specifications for the facility, guide the procurement, and monitor the evaluations to ensure all proposals are treated fairly.
Contracts have been awarded to:
- Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects Inc., valued at $2.82 million, for technical advisory services;
- EY, valued at $450,275, for financial and procurement advisory services, and
- RFP Solutions, valued at $38,000, for fairness advisory services.
A Request for Qualifications will be issued this spring to establish a short list of businesses interested in designing, building, financing and maintaining the correctional facility. Businesses will then be evaluated and a short list will be invited to respond to the Request for Proposals for the project.
Construction of the new facility is anticipated to start in 2021 and be completed in 2024-25.
The new 21,000 square metre correctional facility will more than double the capacity of Her Majesty’s Penitentiary and make better use of technology to increase safety, allowing for more programming, recreation, and better mental health and addictions services. This will allow inmates a better opportunity to become productive members of society and break the cycle of reoffending.
“Construction of the new correctional facility will create employment for workers in Newfoundland and Labrador like our other large-scale infrastructure projects in the province. Advisors for these projects guide the development to ensure they are delivered on time and on budget.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Transportation and Works
“I have said many times that replacing Her Majesty’s Penitentiary is my number one priority, and that process is in motion. It has been 160 years since the first inmate walked through the doors at HMP, and once complete, some of the province’s most vulnerable individuals will walk in to a brand new correctional facility allowing for more programming, recreation, and better mental health and addictions services. The new facility will also mean a much improved workplace for our corrections staff.”
Honourable Andrew Parsons
Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General
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Emily Jane Gillingham
Transportation and Works
Justice and Public Safety