WORLD HEALTH SUMMIT DIGITAL 2020

On October 25 begins the World Health Summit. The focus will be on the latest findings on COVID-19, new global strategies for pandemic prevention and control, the role of Europe and WHO in global health. All sessions can be accessed through individual Zoom links available in the program planner.

The opening ceremony on Sunday, 25 October at 6:00 pm (CET) with Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, UN Secretary-General Anónio Guterres, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and other speakers will be available as a livestreamworldhealthsummit.org

Participation in the World Health Summit 2020 (October 25.-27.) is completely online.
– All 50 keynote sessions, panel discussions and workshops will be broadcast digitally.
– The individual Zoom links can be accessed cost-free and without registration here or directly in the program, where you also find all information on speakers and topics.

Request for Proposal For Appointment of Transaction Advisor for Carrying out the Financial Feasibility and Bid Process Management for Development and Operation of 100 bed at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust Hospital through Public-Private Partnership

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust has taken several initiatives in the recent past to meet the increasing demand and expectations for improved health care services. The PPP initiatives of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, in conformity with the National Health Policy, are intended to consolidate the strengths and utilize resources of both the partners for improving the availability, accessibility and quality of health care services for the entire population. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust now intends to strengthen the healthcare infrastructure in PPP mode for greater access to quality health care services for the employees and by the population at large. Accordingly, the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust wishes to establish a 100 bed Hospital within the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust Hospital, through PPP. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) is willing to procure the services of a Transaction Advisor (TA) for carrying out the Financial Feasibility and Bid Process Management for Development and Operation of the above initiative. JNPT invites bids for “Transaction Advisory services for Carrying out the Financial Feasibility and Bid Process Management for Development and Operation of 100 bed at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust Hospital through Public Private Partnership (PPP).”  More information

Request for Qualifications for Grandview Children’s Centre PPP Project in Canada

Infrastructure Ontario and Grandview Children’s Centre have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for teams to design, build and finance the Grandview Children’s Treatment Centre Redevelopment Project.

The request for qualifications is the first step in the process to select a team to help deliver the project. Submissions will be reviewed to shortlist teams with the design and construction experience, as well as the financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and complexity.

About the Project:

The vision for the new Grandview Children’s Centre is to support the seamless and coordinated provision of family-centred care for children and youth with physical, communication and developmental needs and their families in the Durham Region. The new Grandview will be an open, welcoming and inclusive community based paediatric facility supporting an integrated mix of rehabilitation, medical and clinical services, education and research activities.

Once complete, Grandview will consolidate its existing main site in Oshawa and multiple satellite locations into the new purpose-built facility located on 5.6 acres of land donated by the Town of Ajax. Grandview will maintain three satellite locations to reduce extensive travel times for some clients and their families.

Request for Expressions of Interest for the Primary Health Centers PPP Project in Qatar

 
Ashghal invites parties to submit Expressions of Interest for the Public Private Partnership for the Development of Primary Health Centres (“Project”) for the Design, Build, Finance, Operation, Maintenance and Transfer of the Health Centres.
The opportunity is for a private investor to Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Maintain and Transfer (“DBFOMT”) four new Primary Health Care Centres on behalf of the Primary Health Care Corporation. The Project is part of PHCC’s strategy to improve the coverage, quality and capacity of primary health care facilities across the State of Qatar.
 
The new Health Centres include the following:
1. Madinat Khalifa Health Centre (replacement)
2. Umm Ghuwalina Health Centre (replacement)
3. Nuaija Health Centre (new build)
4. Al Themaid Health Centre (new build)
 
Government will establish high level project requirements including output specifications as well as operational and quality standards.
The private partner under the proposed commercial structure will be remunerated in the form of an availability payment for the facilities and services provided.
The new Health Centres are expected to be operational by the first Quarter, 2024. The length of the concession period for the operation and maintenance of the Health Centres is expected to be up to 25 years, but subject to revision if required.

The land allocated for the Health Centres will be leased from the Government on nominal rent basis.

The purpose of this Request for EOI is to invite competent Qatari and international companies and consortia, capable of delivering the project, to participate in the tender process, and to indicate their interest in the Project by submitting an EOI.
Once an EOI has been received from interested companies, the PWA will issue the Request for Qualifications document.
 
SCOPE OF SERVICES:
The scope of services of the new Health Centres will include but will not be limited to:
 Design
 Construction
 Project Financing
 Operation & Maintenance (Hard & Soft Facilities Management)
 Transfer back to the Contracting Authority
 
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST DOCUMENT

Step 1 :
  
Interested companies are invited to visit the PWA website:
www.ashghal.gov.qa
Main page for the link (Tender and Auctions – Prequalifications) to download the Expression of Interest document which includes the Expression of Interest Acknowledgement Form and the Anti-Corruption and Confidentiality declaration as well as the Information Sheet required from interested parties with a track-record of extensive and relevant experience in the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of Primary Health Care Centres or similar projects. All documents, along with a valid Commercial Registration, are to be returned by Sunday 11 October 2020 no later than 1:00 pm local Doha time (+3:00 GMT) in soft copy to:
EOI@ashghal.gov.qa
 
Step 2 :
The PWA shall issue the Request for Qualification Document to the interested companies by email which comprises:
1. Request for Qualification Procedures; return date(s) and all necessary instructions shall be described in the aforementioned procedures.
2. Project Brief.
 
All submissions shall be addressed to:
PUBLIC WORKS AUTHORITY
ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT MANAGER
ASHGHAL Tower (1) – Ground Floor
P.O. BOX : 22188,
Doha, Qatar
All enquiries are to be directed to :
Engineering Services Department Manager
E-mail : EOI@ashghal.gov.qa
 
 

develoPPP.de CLASSIC – Development Partnerships With the Private Sector

Project proposals can be submitted between October 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) could support your company’s innovative projects and commercial investments in developing and emerging-market countries provided that they offer long-term benefits for the local population.

Projects typically cover a wide range of sectors and themes – from training local experts and piloting innovative technologies and demonstration units to protecting value chains and improving manufacturers’ environmental and social standards.

The company is responsible for covering at least half of the overall costs.

At every stage, the company will work with one of the two official partners commissioned by BMZ to implement the programme on its behalf: DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

The companies could submit their project idea to DEG or GIZ by participating in one of the ideas competitions held four times a year.

Target group
Companies with project ideas that offer potential development benefits and do not simply constitute an investment in their actual core business.

Funding
Between EUR 100,000 and EUR 2 million of public funding on top of your company’s own contribution (≥ 50%)

Criteria
Minimum annual turnover: EUR 800,000
Minimum number of employees: 8
At least two years of audited financial statements

Term
Up to three years

Further information:

COVID-19 hospital in India built under PPP approach

The first dedicated COVID-19 hospital in Kasargod, Kerala, built by the Tata Group, was inaugurated  on 9 September 2020 by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.  Built by the Tata Group using prefabricated containers in just five months at a cost of Rs 60 crore, the 551 bed hospital has 36 ventilators for the patients.

“The Covid hospital constructed by the Tata group, which will take care of the people during the pandemic, is an excellent example of how Public-Private Partnership can be put to good use” Chief Minister Vijayan said.

The 80,000 sq ft-hospital has been built on five acres of land at Thekkil village in Kasaragod. The authority to decide the facilities and the appointments to the hospital is with the state government.

Source: PTI

Source: Tata Group

 

PPP Bicol Medical Center (BMC) – Medical Arts Building and Upgrading of Health Services in the Philippines is approved for further project development.

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The Bicol Medical Center (BMC) – Medical Arts Building and Upgrading of Health Services aims to decongest the main hospital’s out-patient department (OPD) patients and laboratory requests effectively enhancing the quality of services of BMC, providing better health outcomes and achieving equitable access to healthcare in Region 5. Further, it will create sustainable revenue sources leading to BMC’s reduced dependence on national subsidy for its operational needs.

The PDMF is a revolving fund that supports pre-feasibility studies, feasibility studies, and other necessary pre-investment activities to help develop bankable PPP projects, as well as assistance in the PPP bidding process and for effective monitoring of PPP project implementation. Under the administration and management of the PPP Center, the PDMF provides government agencies with the required expertise and strategies to prepare well-structured projects that are selected to be undertaken as PPPs. The Facility is available for all national government agencies, government corporations, local implementing entities and state universities and colleges (SUCs), throughout the country. On the other hand, the PDMF Committee is the approving body for project support applications to the PDMF.

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Approved the tender documentation for the PPP Project for Dialysis services in Uzbekistan

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The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan, with the assistance of the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Development Agency under the Ministry of Finance, on 19th of August, 2020 approved the tender documentation for the PPP Project for Dialysis services in Uzbekistan and invited the pre-qualified companies  to submit their technical and financial proposals for the project.

It is planned to attract an international operator for the construction, financing and equipment of modern dialysis clinics in the city of Tashkent, the Republic of Karakalpakistan and the Khorezm region and for the provision of dialysis services in accordance with international quality standards for patients with chronic renal failure. The project will also introduce a new peritoneal dialysis technology that will allow patients to be more mobile and receive dialysis treatment while continuing to work and study.

Currently, four international companies are participating in the tender, which are some of the largest global dialysis companies and have many clinics in countries around the world. The completion of the tender and the signing of the agreement is expected by the end of the calendar year. The project was initiated by the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Finance and the PPP Development Agency as part of the health sector reform to improve the quality of dialysis, to improve patient survival rates, to implement new technologies and training, and to attract foreign investment to the health sector in Uzbekistan.

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the lead transactional advisor to the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance for the Project.

PPP Development Agency (PPPDA)