Philippines Announced Two Healthcare PPP Projects “to Boost Access to Top-rated Medical Facilities”

The University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital aims to its ambitious plan to expand medical services by building new Cancer Center and a world-class 700-bed hospital. Both projects are a part of the government’s line-up of critical healthcare projects under PPP scheme, providing world-class medical facilities especially for vulnerable citizens. 

The first project is the Cancer Center with 200 to 300-bed, will be located in the Philippine General Hospital Manila and will be the first dedicated cancer hospital in the national capital region. The hospital will provide affordable and international quality cancer treatment for public and private patients as well as support for teaching and research activities. The Cancer Center will be equipped with surgical oncology operating rooms, diagnostic imaging and laboratories with multi-specialty outpatient care. 

The second project is Diliman Project, a world-class 700-bed hospital with integrated healthcare, teaching and research facilities and specialized services that are not usually available in other public hospitals.

Both projects are undergoing National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Investment Coordination Committee evaluation and approval process. 

Image credits and press release by PPP Center of the Philippines.

EoI for International Legal Consultant for Philippine General Hospital Cancer Center PPP

Expression of Interest
Deadline: 05-Apr-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Assignment Title: 1273669 – International Legal Consultant for Phase 2 of Philippine General Hospital Cancer Center PPP

Assignment Country:
– Philippines

The University of Philippines – Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) is seeking to implement a 30-year Build Transfer Operate (BTO) Mixed Public Private Partnership (PPP) for a 200-300 bed dedicated cancer center located within PGHs Metro Manila campus (the Project). 

Phase 1. “Due Diligence” phase has been completed, including legal, technical, economic, financial, and E&S due diligence, and the proposed transaction structure has been defined. The Project is currently under deliberation by the National Economic Development Authority to proceed to the Phase 2. Tender Implementation Phase. 

IFC, in its capacity as the lead transaction advisor, is looking to appoint an international law firm to provide legal support during the Phase 2 tender implementation of the Project. The Consultant will in turn have selected and subcontracted with a recognized law firm in Philippines.

The World Bank Group intends to finance the assignment / services described below under the following:
– FMO – PGH Cancer

The consultant will be a firm. The World Bank Group now invites eligible firms to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc. for firms; CV and cover letter for individuals).  Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications. Interested firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest via

PPPHealth4All could assist with bidding and finding local and international law firms to partner.

The Public-Private Partnership Center of the Philippines publishes new investment opportunities for healthcare PPPs.

The PPP Center of the Philippines publishes a new investment broshure that presents a row of PPP healthcare projects

-1 project to be approved by the relevant governmental authorities (University of the Philippines Philippine General  Hospital (PGH) Manila Cancer Center Project)

– and 5 projects under development:

  • Philippine General Hospital (PGH) Diliman Project;
  • Mental Wellness Center and ancillary facilities in the Mariveles  Mental Health and General Hospital (MMWGH) compound;
  • Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) – Renal Center Facility Project;
  • Cagayan Valley Medical Center (CVMC) Hemodialysis Center Project;
  • Bicol Medical Center’s (BMC) Medical Arts Building and Upgrading of Health  Services Project.

Investment Opportunities Brochure (September 2020)

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

Photo by Sam Balye on Unsplash

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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