Megaproject 269: UK launches PQQ for Midland Metropolitan hospital PF2

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The Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust has launched the tender process for the the Midland Metropolitan Hospital Project in the UK.

A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) has been released to assess the technical capability and capacity, financial and economic strengths of organisations expressing an interest in bidding for the project.

The 80,000 m² new Midland Metropolitan Hospital will provide, among others,  A&E, maternity, childrens' services, critical care, diagnostics and the full range of acute hospital services.

The project will be developed on a design, build, and maintenance basis. The contract is also likely to include hard facilities management services and lifecycle maintenance over the operational life of the facilities, but it will not include soft facilities management services or sterile services.

The total investment is estimated at £353 million (US$604 million).

Construction of the hospital is expected to start in 2016. Plans will be finalised over the coming months, with all funding subject to final approvals as usual.

Interested parties must submit the pre qualification questionnaire (PQQ) on or before 15 August 2014.

See PQQ document:

http://www.hsj.co.uk/Journals/2014/07/15/y/e/i/PQQ-published.pdf

Yesterday we published that George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Second Lord of the UK Treasury and the Member of UK Parliament, announced the approval of funding for the project through the new private finance initiative model, PF2.

In February 2014 the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust announced via a prior information notice that it planned to launch the tender process to develop the Midland Metropolitan Hospital Project.

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