2010 Award Winners for Innovation & Excellence

The Winners of the 2010 National Awards for Innovation and Excellence were announced on November 22, 2010 at the 18th Annual CCPPP National Conference in Toronto. The following is a brief summary of the projects. Case studies of selected winners are available in the bookstore.

Gold Award – Project Financing

New Glen Campus – McGill University Health Centre, Montréal, Québec

A partnership of McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and Goupe immobilier Santé McGill, this project will consolidate the clinical care, research and teaching activities of MUHC currently found at three locations. When completed the Glen campus will be home to the Montreal Children’s Hospital, the Royal Victoria Hospital, the Montreal Chest Institute, the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, and a Cancer Centre.

Total project capital cost is $2.013 billion. Private-sector financing was arranged by SNC-Lavalin Capital and Investec North America Limited, both acting as co-financial advisors to Goupe immobilier Santé McGill. The agreement is for 34.25 years, which includes a 51 month design and construction period and a 30-year operating period.

Gold Award – Infrastructure

Alberta Schools Alternative Procurement (ASAP I) – Infrastructure Phase, Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta

This project involved the construction of 18 new schools in Alberta using the faster, less expensive and more sustainable process designed in 2007 by the Government of Alberta and known as the ASAP P3 Financing Project. The partnernship includes BBPP Alberta Schools Ltd., Calgary and Edmonton Public and Separate School Boards, Alberta Infrastructure, and Alberta Education. The project delivered 18 schools two years faster than by a conventional process, with 30-year savings of $97 million.

The new schools were completed ahead of schedule between May and June 2010, and integrate key architectural innovations—including a core/modular design and eco-friendly materials and operating systems—to achieve maximum adaptability, life cycle value and energy efficiency. They also met a key target measure of excellence, with all 18 buildings registered for LEED[1] silver certification. The private sector partner, BBPP Alberta Schools Ltd., is responsible for building maintenance for 30 years post-construction, providing a built-in warranty for the school boards.

Silver Award – Project Financing

Women’s College Hospital Redevelopment Project, Toronto, Ontario

The Women’s College Hospital redevelopment project involves the construction, by 2016, of a new 630,000 square-foot hospital on the hospital’s current Grenville Street site in downtown Toronto. The new hospital will replace existing, outdated buildings and consolidate most hospital services in one location, enabling innovation in ambulatory models of care and enhancing the hospital’s stature as a leader in women’s health care, research and education.

The project is the first multi-phased social infrastructure project to be procured and managed by Infrastructure Ontario. Over the 30-year term of the contract between Women’s College Hospital and Women’s College Partnership payments will total approximately $941 million (nominal), equivalent to approximately $460 million in net present dollars.

The value-for-money assessment shows estimated cost savings of 12.0 per cent or $86 million (net present value) by using Ontario’s Alternative Financing Procurement (AFP) approach, in comparison to traditional delivery. Much of the savings are due to the risks transferred to the private-sector partner, Women’s College Partnership. Taxpayers are guaranteed a fixed price and fixed delivery date for the hospital.

Silver Award – Infrastructure

Durham Region Courthouse, Oshawa, Ontario

Infrastructure Ontario selected Access Justice Durham in December 2006 to design, build, finance, and maintain the Durham Region Courthouse. The project was successfully completed ahead of schedule and on budget in November 2009. Access Justice Durham is responsible for the design, construction, financing and maintenance of the facility. Access Justice Durham subcontracted the design and construction of the courthouse to PCL Constructors and the operations and maintenance to Johnson Controls.

At approximately 446,000 square feet, the new, integrated courthouse more than doubles the space previously dedicated to justice services being delivered from eight locations throughout Durham Region. It features 33 courtrooms, three motion rooms and three conference/settlement rooms; a jury assembly room with capacity for 300 people; enhanced security features such as video surveillance systems; and a main-entrance security checkpoint.

The state-of-the-art facility is the most technologically advanced courthouse in Ontario and includes capacity for future expansion and adaptability.

Award of Merit – Project Financing

South Fraser Perimeter Road, Vancouver, British Columbia

The South Fraser Perimeter Road Project is a partnership between the British Columbia (BC) Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and Fraser Transportation Group (FTG) Partnership. The project involves the construction of a 40-kilometre, 4-lane road along the south side of the Fraser River. The road will run from Deltaport Way in southwest Delta to Highway 15 in Surrey, with connections to the highway network and to the Golden Ears Bridge.

The route will take a significant step towards improving Metro Vancouver’s major road network. It will benefit commuters, the trucking industry and tourists by connecting primary gateway facilities and facilitating access to borders, the Delta ferry terminal and the BC interior.

The total project cost is $1.2 billion and is being completed in two stages. Phase 2 incorporates the public private partnership (P3) Concession Agreement with FTG Partnership to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the project. The value of the construction work for this phase is $658 million. The operation and maintenance agreement has a term of 20 years from the completion of construction.

Award of Merit – Innovation and Project Partnership

RCMP E Division Headquarters Relocation Project, Surrey, British Columbia

The RCMP E Division Headquarters Relocation Project is a partnership of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) with Green Timbers Accommodation Partners (a partnership between Bouygues Building Canada, ETDE FM Canada and HSBC Infrastructure Fund Management). The project will consolidate the E Division Headquarters of the RCMP which was dispersed across more than 20 aging locations throughout the Metro Vancouver area.

The project will integrate operations in a new state-of-the-art facility in the City of Surrey. It is the first federal design, build, finance and maintain (DBFM) project and one of the largest accommodation projects in Pacific Canada. Under the terms of the contract, Green Timbers Accommodation Partners (GTAP) will design, build, finance, and provide facility management services and life-cycle refurbishment over a period of 25 years post construction.

This award honours innovation in project partnership, which was displayed both within government as well as between the public- and private-sector partners with the formation of an integrated government project team and a highly collaborative procurement process.

2010 Champion Award

In addition to project awards, CCPPP names a P3 Champion on a merit basis. This year CCPPP named Larry Blain, Chair of Partnerships BC as the recipient of the 2010 Champion Award.

Prior to his appointment as Chair of the Partnerships BC Board of Directors, Mr. Blain served as President and CEO of Partnerships BC from January 2003 to 2010. Under Mr. Blain’s leadership, Partnerships BC has participated in more than 35 partnership projects with an investment value of $12.5 billion, of which $5 billion is private capital; and, the partnership program has become a proven approach to managing the procurement of large, complex, capital projects in B.C.

As a result of Mr. Blain’s leadership, Partnerships BC is recognized internationally for innovation in the procurement of performance-based infrastructure.