Indiana seeks partners to redevelop hospital campus

The State of Indiana is exploring a public-private partnership (P3) solution to re-develop a state-owned hospital campus.

Indiana has issued two requests for information (RFIs) documents for separate buildings on the Madison State Hospital (MSH) campus in Madison. 

They are issued by the Indiana Department of Administration (IDOA) on behalf of the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) to obtain information about rehabilitation options for Kemp Hall, and Buildings 22, 23, 24, and 25.

The hospital is a psychiatric facility which was redeveloped in 2005 and currently has 120 patients.

Kemp Hall, built in 1952, originally served as a dormitory, with its own dining hall, for 200 employees of MSH that lived on campus. The need for employee housing on campus diminished and in 2005, Kemp Hall was closed. The building has received no maintenance years since its closing.

Buildings 22, 23, 24, and 25 were built on the campus of Madison State Hospital between 1910-1920 and have all been vacated in the last 10 years.

The purpose of the RFIs is to initially gain knowledge for potentially financing and providing the construction, development, and management of the vacant buildings. The FSSA is putting no requirement on the type of development proposed, only that sensitivity towards the patients at the State Hospital and Correctional Facility must be taken into consideration. 

The information gained from this RFI may be used in the development of a competitive solicitation process, leading to the selection of a respondent that is best suited to provide the services that meets the FSSA requirements. The FSSA is interested in learning about all types of solutions available in the marketplace for developing and managing the buildings.

However, the state reserves the right to award a contract directly from the RFI.

A site visit is scheduled for November 7, 2019, with questions due by November 21. Responses are due by January 3, 2020.

For more information on Kemp Hall, click here.

For more information on Buildings 22, 23, 24, & 25, click here.