I was involved with consolidation, negotiations and lease documentation for the Regional Infection Control Networks (RICNs) locations across the province.
Fourteen RICNs across Ontario assisted healthcare providers in implementing best practices in infection prevention and control (the locations have further been consolidated into 5 locations). RICNs are an operational group under Public Health Ontario (“PHO”) a crown corporation dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of all Ontarians. PHO receives financial support from the Ontario Government through the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
The fourteen locations across the province were historically secured through an ad hoc process and did not use a uniform lease template. There was also no centralized database containing a complete abstraction of all lease terms pertaining to all respective locations.
Strategy and Outcome
The primary goals of this project were to standardize lease documentation, relocate offices to government owned buildings (if possible), and secure longer lease durations (lease maturities ranged from over-hold to approximately 3 years remaining).
Through our efforts the RICNs leases were standardized and entered into a database for critical date management and oversight by the facility management staff.