OTTAWA, Thursday, June 11, 2020 – Calian Group Ltd. has been awarded a contract by SNC-Lavalin PAE Joint Venture to support the delivery of up to ten 100-bed Mobile Respiratory Care Units (MRCUs) for the Government of Canada’s pandemic response efforts.
The partnership is deploying turnkey MRCUs intended for various locations in Canada. The easily storable, accessible and transportable MRCUs are self-sufficient units that will provide targeted care for persons with acute respiratory disease and distress.
In the project’s first phase, Calian’s Health team is coordinating the procurement and delivery of material, supplies and expertise in support of the MRCUs. In partnership with Medline Canada, Calian is supporting 100-bed MRCUs that include a triage area, evaluation area, resuscitation bays, inpatient ward, intensive care unit, diagnostic imaging, and laboratory materiel.
The contract value for the project’s first phase is expected to fall within the range of $22 million to $26 million, depending on demand. Project delivery on the first phase is anticipated to occur during Calian’s third and fourth quarters.
“This important project provides the Government of Canada with additional medical flexibility to help protect Canadians and provide additional surge capacity when and where needed,” said Gordon McDonald, Vice President, Health, Calian. “The Calian Health team is privileged to contribute to the response efforts and ultimately help increase Canada’s response capabilities during this devastating pandemic.”
"In an enduring 17-year partnership supporting the Canadian Armed Forces on deployed operations in Bosnia, Kabul and Kandahar in Afghanistan, and currently in Iraq and Kuwait, it is an honour and privilege to leverage the significant experience, capabilities and resources of SNC-Lavalin and PAE in serving Canadians at home," added Robert Spencer, President and General Manager, SNC-Lavalin PAE Inc.
Ernie Philip, President of Medline Canada, said of the initiative: “Our passion for purpose at Medline Canada is together with our partners improving the lives of Canadians. Best-in-class collaborations with innovative industry leaders like Calian and SNC-Lavalin make this possible.”
“Collaboration, flexibility and innovation are key in this global response,” said Kevin Ford, President and CEO, Calian. “At Calian we have a solid track record with government and the private sector of providing innovative solutions for high-expectation industries. I am honoured that Calian’s exceptional team is a partner in this critical project to support readiness and help protect Canadians against this global health threat.”