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Bidding process continues for new cancer centre

(WikiCommons)

Calgary’s new cancer centre is one step closer to becoming reality.

Two companies, PCL Construction Management and Ellis Don Construction Services, have been selected to submit design proposals.

They have six months to prepare the packages and the successful candidate will be announced in the spring of 2017.

Minister of Infrastructure, Brian Mason, says the project is moving as efficiently as possible.

“We don’t want unnecessary delays in this project but we are not taking shortcuts because we want to make sure that we stick to our budget and that no mistakes are made in the construction of the facility.”

In the meantime, Mason assures this is what’s happening.

“It’s an important step in the process to make sure we have qualified bidders to build this very important project and it’s helping us keep the project on track and moving forward because we recognize the importance of advanced cancer care to the people of Calgary and, in fact, all of southern Alberta.”

The new centre will be located in the northeast corner of the Foothills Medical Centre.

Construction is slated to begin in late 2017 and is expected to open in 2024.