The NHS (National Health Service) Orkney, one of the fourteen regions of the NHS Scotland, has shortlisted two teams for the new Orkney Hospital and Healthcare Facility NPD PPP project.
The local health authority has shortlisted two teams from the previous list of three potential bidders. The teams are the following:
The team composed by Farrans and Equitix has not been finally shortlisted. Further discussions will now take place with the two shortlisted teams. The preferred bidder is scheduled to be announced by October 2015.
The new Orkney Hospital and Health Care Facility will be constructed on a site at New Scapa Road, Orkney. The objective of the project is to provide NHS Orkney with a new hospital and health care facility to service the needs of patients in the Orkney area.
The PPP project involves the design, build, finance and maintenance (DBFM) of a new hospital for a period of 25 years plus 3 years for construction.
The project has an estimated value between £180 million and £220 million. The capital cost of the construction works is estimated at £59 million (US$86.3 million). The project will be delivered under the Scottish Futures Trust's Non-Profit Distributing (NPD) model which is in the form of public-private partnership preferred by the Scottish Government.
Last month Highwood Health, a Laing O'Rourke-led consortium reached financial closure for the new 350-bed district general hospital for Dumfries and Galloway (UK) PPP project. The project will be developed on a design, build, finance and maintenance basis. The contract period is 27 years (from the award of the contract). The total project investment is estimated at £270 million (US$405.8 million).