19 firms qualify for Bratislava health PPP

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19 firms qualify for Bratislava health PPP

The Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic (MoH SK) has announced that 19 firms have qualified for the development of a new university hospital in Bratislava (NUHB) through a PPP project.

The qualified firms are the following:

  • Developers: Dalkia, J&T Real Estate, OHL ŽS, PORR AG (Strauss; Projektenwicklungsges), Bouyges - VCES, and Vinci - Prumstav;
  • Financers: DIFErste Group AGJohn Laing Plc, ?SOB, Council of Europe development bank, and ING Bank N.V.; and
  • Operators: Agel, Assuta Medical Centers, Ribera Salud Grupo, Svet zdravia, VAMED AG, Synlab Czech / Slovakia s.r.o., and Interhealth Canada.

The NUHB shall provide a range of tertiary healthcare services to the Bratislava region, including a trauma and a specialist care centre at the Slovak national level. The NUHB shall serve as a centre of excellence for the region.

The new 945-bed hospital will be constructed in the Karlova Ves cadastral area in the northwest part of Bratislava with a total area of approximately 9 hectares.

The project will be developed on a design, build, finance, operation and maintenance (DBFOM) basis. The private partner is expected to have the contract for a period of approximately 30 years from commencement of the operational phase.

The future private partner is expected to be responsible for the following services:

  •  Design of the NUHB incorporating functional and technical requirements presented by the MoHSK,
  •  Build of the new hospital buildings and equipment,
  •  Securing the financing for the project,
  •  Operating the NUHB, including medical equipment maintenance and renewal, and all clinical services,

The total project investment is estimated at €220 million (US$294 million).

In mid August MoH SK issued a prior information notice (PIN) to hire advisors for the project and the request for expressions of interest (RFEOI) for the project was issued in early August. The tender process is expected to be completed by August 2015.

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