The Ministry of Public Works in Chile announced the call for bids for 668 beds Hospital de La Serena. The project, which is part of the National Plan for Investments in Health, will benefit about 723 thousand residents of the communes of La Serena, La Higuera, Vicuña and Paihuano and other benchmarks in the Coquimbo Region.
The Minister of Public Works, Alfredo Moreno, specified that with the call for bids for the Hospital de La Serena, a new step is taken in fulfilling the goal of tendering 10 projects, involving 19 hospitals and an investment of USD 2,415 between 2018 and 2022: “In these times of pandemic, providing new hospital facilities to different regions of the country becomes even more urgent, and the concession mechanism gives us a great opportunity to build first-rate infrastructure, with the certainty of maintaining its standard of service in time. We have already made a call for tenders for four projects (which include 12 hospitals) and within the second quarter of this year we will call for the new Coquimbo Hospital, which will allow us to deliver a wide coverage of care to the Coquimbo Region ”.
The project involves an investment of UF 6,146,350 (USD 261K) for the design, construction and maintenance of the new facilities, as well as the provision, replacement, assembly and maintenance of medical equipment and furniture. The term of the concession is approximately 19 years. The new hospital will have capacity for 668 beds, distributed in 146 for critical patients, 332 medical-surgical beds, 90 gyneco-obstetric, 48 pediatric, 18 neonatological and 34 for adult psychiatry. To this will be added 15 pavilions, 85 boxes for medical, dental and non-medical consultations, 6 rooms for comprehensive childbirth care and an emergency service.
10 prequalified companies are invited to submit a bid. It is estimated that this project will be started at the end of 2021 year and that the construction will take place during the first quarter of 2023, which would allow the hospital to operate in the first half of 2026.
The deadline for submission is June 13, 2021.