The Municipality of Porto Alegre has conducted a public consultation of a concession for the installation of digital clocks in the city. The scope of the concession is the production, installation, maintenance and operation of 168 digital electronic clocks in the municipality, which is located in southern Brazil.
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The Development Agency of the Federal District of Brazil, which contains the capital city Brasília, has launched the tender for the operation and maintenance of the Brasília Sports Centre, called Arenaplex.
The North Carolina Central University has announced it is requesting qualifications from private development firms who are qualified to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a 1,240-bed on-campus student housing project. The university is located in Durham, North Carolina, south-east USA.
EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare MGH Inc. has announced that it has achieved financial close of a P3 project concerning the rehabilitation of Michael Garron Hospital, located in eastern Toronto, Canada. Formerly Toronto East General Hospital, this is the hospital’s first major renewal since it opened in 1929.
University Partnerships Programme (UPP) has achieved financial close on a circa GBP98 million (US$137,77 million) deal to acquire two companies from brownfield developer St Modwen Properties PLC. Consequently, UPP will acquire the contract to operate 2,021 study bedrooms on the Swansea University’s Bay Campus in South Wales for a period of 45 years.
The University of Brighton, which is located in the south-east of England, has confirmed that Uliving has been identified as preferred bidder for the construction and management of new student accommodation as part of the development of the university’s Moulsecoomb campus.
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Brockville General Hospital (BGH) have announced that they have selected EllisDon Corporation as the preferred proponent to build and finance the Brockville General Hospital - Phase 2 Redevelopment Project.
The government of São Paulo, through the Municipal Housing Department (Secretaria Municipal da Habitação) and the Metropolitan Housing Unit of São Paulo (COHAB-SP - Companhia Metropolitana de Habitação de São Paulo), has launched its first housing public-private partnership project. The project entails the construction of 34,000 houses over a period of six years. It will require an investment of BRL7 billion (US$2.18 billion).
Paras Healthcare, a leading healthcare provider in northern India, and Heavy Engineering Corporation (HEC), a public sector undertaking, have announced that they are going to develop a 300-bed super specialty hospital providing tertiary care services in the city of Ranchi, Jharkhand as a PPP project. The PPP contract was signed on 16 January 2018.
The Slovak Ministry of Finance has approved a public-private partnership model to build a new prison in central-southern Slovakia, in Rimavská Sobota; though the initiative still has to be approved by the Cabinet.
The Department of Technology, Management & Budget State Facilities Administration of the State of Michigan has announced it will hold a conference for interested participants to design, build, finance, and maintain a purpose-built consolidated laboratory facility.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) of Saudi Arabia has issued a request for expressions of interest in respect of the design, build, commissioning, finance, maintenance and transfer of sixty schools (comprising kindergartens, elementary, intermediate and secondary) located in Jeddah and Makkah, in the west of the country.
Infrastructure Ontario have prequalified three teams to design, build, finance and maintain the Macdonald Block Reconstruction Project. The project concerns the block that houses the Ontario government's offices.
In January 2017, the National Agency for Public Education (ANEP - Administración Nacional de Educación Pública) and the Uruguayan Institute for Children and Adolescents (INAU - Instituo del Niño y Adolescente del Uruguay) launched a radical infrastructure development programme, encompassing 211 projects in the education sector, located throughout the country, with a total estimated investment of more than US$400 million. The authorities have now announced the third tender within the programme.
AMP Capital has acquired a 21% stake in the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) building, located in Melbourne, Australia, from funds managed and/or advised by Partners Group on behalf of investors in its Community Infrastructure Fund (CommIF).
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Hôpital Montfort, have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to build and finance the Orléans Health Hub, a new health centre to be located in Orléans, a suburb to the east of Ottawa.
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) have selected the EllisDon Infrastructure consortium as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance and maintain the new Toronto courthouse project. The Request for Proposals was launched in October 2016.
DIF has been awarded a 30-year purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) concession by the University of Tasmania in Australia, through its DIF Infrastructure V fund. As the sole equity sponsor, DIF will operate and maintain a portfolio of approximately 1,800 existing beds across 10 PBSA facilities.
The Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) intends to upgrade the streetlights of Abu Dhabi city to a smart LED lighting system in collaboration with the private sector under a PPP model. Accordingly, the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities has launched a public tender closing on March 19, 2018.
The chief executive of Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust has announced that the construction of the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital will not be completed on time. This is the third time that the project’s completion date has been pushed back by the contractor, Carillion.