The Government of Chile, through the Ministry of Public Works and the Ministry of Health, received last Thursday three bids for the Santiago Occidente hospital concession.
The list of bidders includes:
The project will have an estimated investment of US$ 237 million. The hospital will have a floor area of 131,000 m2, 55 boxes, 11 halls and 523 beds.
The contract will include the preparation of the final design, construction and maintenance of all works necessary for optimal operation of the health facilities, the provision of clinical and non-clinical and industrial furniture and all associated infrastructure equipment, as well as the basic services. Clinical services are not included in the contract.
The hospital was severely damaged during the 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the country's central-southern regions in February 2010.
MOP's hospital concessions program is part of the government's new wave of concessioned public infrastructure, which calls for the concession of 11 hospitals between 2010 and 2014, with total investment reaching US$2.2bn.
The program includes capital Santiago's Salvador Geriatric Hospital, Félix Bulnes, Sótero del Río and Puento Alto hospitals; region VII's Curicó and Linares hospitals; region VIII's Chillán hospital; and region V's Provincial de Marga-Marga and Biprovincial de Quillota-Petorca hospitals.
Last week, Chile's Public Ministries of Works and Health announced that the consortium "Consorcio de Salud Santiago Oriente" formed by Assignia Infraestructura (Spain), Constructora y Edificadora GIA-A (Mexico), and Constructora Cosal (Chile) submitted the best proposal to develop the concession of the Salvador Geriatric Hospital and the National Institute of Geriatrics.