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Construction of Montreal hospital: 95 per cent Quebec suppliers

The partnership agreement between CHUM and Collectif Santé Montréal is valued at $1.97-billion


MONTREAL—Collectif Santé Montréal (CSM), the consortium responsible for the financing, design, construction and maintenance of the future CHUM (Centre hospitalier de l’Universite de Montreal) has recognized the contribution of local Quebec suppliers to the construction project.

Since contract signing 16 months ago, the project has progressed and the consortium said it has found local suppliers upon issuing calls for tenders. One of the initiatives implemented has been working with the Ministère des Finances et de l’Économie to find Québec-based companies active in the procurement sectors related to this major project’s execution.

“These efforts have contributed to achieving impressive results, with 95 percent of contracts awarded to Québec businesses,” said Luc Fouquette, the consortium’s General Manager.

In 2012, 66 out of a total 69 contracts were awarded to subcontractors from Québec. The results have been similar with calls for tenders: 99 of a total 113 were issued in Québec.

To date, the consortium has completed preparatory work, such as building a temporary energy plant. It has also completed a tunnel and major excavation, concrete and casing work. With four cranes in use, on-site construction is intensifying and the architecture and design of the hospital complex’s buildings is advancing.

Throughout the summer, the procurement team made purchases for work packages, including curtain walls which are to be assembled and installed by local contractors. The consortium is relying on the expertise of eight specialized buyers. The partnership agreement between CHUM and Collectif Santé Montréal is valued at $1.97-billion. The first delivery is scheduled for 2016 and consists of building a 21-storey hospital with 772 beds, an outpatient centre and a logistics building.