Province speeds up bidding process for construction of Red Deer Justice Centre

Project expected to support 750 jobs

The Alberta government is accelerating the bidding process for construction of the Red Deer Justice Centre.

Construction of this major project is expected to support 750 jobs. Shortening the procurement process means workers can get shovels in the ground sooner. Vendors identified during the request for qualifications (RFQ) stage will be invited to participate in the project tendering. The invitational bid process is expected to run this month.

“Continued spending on needed infrastructure projects is critical to supporting jobs and boosting the economy as we build Alberta after the pandemic,” said Prasad Panda, Minister of Infrastructure.

“That’s why Infrastructure is driving ahead with this new large-scale construction project that will support the development of approximately 750 direct construction jobs for Alberta workers and engineers.”

Doug Schweitzer, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General said Alberta’s justice system needs tools and resources to run effectively and efficiently.

“It is great to see this progress on the Red Deer Justice Centre project. It will get Albertans back to work while it’s built, and provide Red Deer and area with the justice centre it needs when completed.”

The new courthouse will be built in downtown Red Deer. The facility will include the required court technology, security provisions, space requirements and public access. There will be 16 courtrooms – 12 will be fully built-out and four will be shelled for future use.

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