Chile is progressing with Buin-Paine Hospital concession

Consejo Políticas de Infraestructura announced that six consortiums submitted on 19 October 2020 their technical and economic offers for the Buin-Paine Hospital concession to construct and maintain for 19 years.

The tender is part of the second health facility concession program promoted by the government of Chile. The Buin-Paine Hospital will will be a facility with 200 beds and total area of 56,000 m2 -it will serve the inhabitants of the two communities.  Investment required is US $ 120 million.

There were nine prequalified consortia, but the choice will be made   between:

More information about the project

 

 
 

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.

Get ready: Next Round of Hospital Partnerships Global Funding Programme

On 15 October Hospital Partnerships – Global funding programme  will be announcing its next founding round. This programme is supporting existing and new partnership projects with various health-related topics around the globe. The programme was started by BMZ  and Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung (EKFS) in 2017 and implemented by GIZ in cooperation. 

Who can apply?

German organisations that wish to work with health institutions in a low or middle income country on projects that will improve people’s health care on the ground. Eligible to apply are German non-profit and public health organisations, i.e. hospitals, non-profit enterprises, registered associations, non-governmental organisations and federations. On the partner side, the health institution involved must be linked to the public health system.

What kind of support is provided?

Maximum  buget  EUR 50,000 over a maximum period of two years. If follow-on funding is approved, partnerships may receive up to a total of 5 years of funding.

You may apply for funding for travel expenses, training costs and, to a limited extent, for materials and equipment, and administrative costs.

Tenative schedule

  • October 2020 Submission of applications for funding
  • November 2020 Selection of partnership projects 
  • December 2020 Notification of applicants of the success/refusal of the application
  • January 2021 Preparation and drafting of contracts
  • February 2021 Start of project implementation           

PPPHealth4All Persona-Dr. Eyup Vural Aydin

We talked today with Dr. Eyup Vural Aydin,  the Chairman of the Istanbul PPP Center of Excellence and the Chair of Executive Committee of the Istanbul PPP Week since 2015.

-Dr. Aydin, this year you are organizing  aleady the 5th Istanbul PPP Week. Could you please tell us more about it?

-Annual Istanbul PPP Week will be held on 2-5 November 2020. This year we are going virtual because of Covid-19. It’s a great opportunity to meet the world’s top PPP experts, high-level decision makers, heads of PPP Units, businessmen and representatives of the leading construction companies. The main topic of this year’s event is “Reshape PPP Together: Infrastructure Economy Beyond the Pandemic”.

-This year Istanbul PPP Week is going to be a virtual event.  What are main changes and new formats?

-We will have interactive sessions. Participants will be able to ask questions to the experts and learn more about the PPP projects. One of the features is that we will have special discussion rooms where experts can gather separately from the other participants. Also heads of PPP Units from the entire world will present their project pipelines  and this will be a great chance for private companies to learn about forthcoming opportunities.

-Which international organizations will be speaking at the conference this year?

-Our speakers are from the government authorities of varios countries and representatives of the following organizations: Ministry of Trade of Turkey,  Global Infrastructure Facility, EBRD, IsDB, IFC, IMF, OECD Infrastructure forum, GIHub, Meridiam, DEIK, Istanbul PPPCOE and many others.

We are inviting all PPP practitioners and experts to this gathering of PPP community. This year at the event, we will start to our new “PPP Talks” project as well.

Interview organised by Natalia Korchakova-Heeb, PPPHealth4All

 
Istanbul PPP Week has become one of the top PPP events in the world. We are proud to be partners and support this international conference.

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

Kazakhstan initiates PFI Hospital Project and looking for proposals

Kazakstan Public -Private Partnership Center is inviting to submit proposals for PFI project in hospital construction in Kazakhstan.

The goal of the project is to create in the city of Turkestan a modern multidisciplinary hospital consisting of a hospital, a replacement technology hospital for 630 beds, and a consultative and diagnostic building with a capacity of 500 visits per shift.

Location of the project:  the Republic of Kazakhstan, Turkestan city.

Project implementation period: 2020 – 2028 (98 months), including: investment period 2020 – 2023 (35 months), post-investment period 2023 – 2028 (63 months).

Requested payments from the budget: reimbursement of capital expenditures (CAPEX), operating expenditures (OPEX), management fee (MF).

Potential private partners interested in the implementation of the planned PPP project can submit alternative proposals on the possibility of implementing the planned Project.

Contacts: Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Tel .: +7172 74 38 86, +7172 74 35 04
Mr Uzalin e.uzalin@dsm.gov.kz
Mrs Akimbetova v.akimbetova@dsm.gov.kz

More information here

 

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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Four candidates have been chosen for the PPP Precision Medicine Infrastructure Project of the Academy of Athens BRFAA, Greece

The pre-selection of four candidates has been completed  on 31.07.2020 by Special Secretariat for Public –
Private Partnerships (PPPs) of the Greek Ministry of Economy and Development for the PPP project “Precision Medicine Infrastructure Project of the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens”. PPP project is supported by EBRD. A phase is completed with the prequalification of 4 candidates:

1. GEK TERNA S.A.

2. AKTOR CONCESSIONS S.A.

3. AVAX S.A.

4. INTRAKAT CONSTRUCTION S.A.

Source of information: Special Secretariat for Public –
Private Partnerships (PPPs), Greek Ministry of Economy and Development.

This is the first time that the Bank is supporting a PPP project in Greece. The venture includes the construction, acquisition of equipment and facility management of a new building for the provision of specialised services in the field of personalised medicine. The new facilities will house a state-of-the-art laboratory that meets high-tech specifications, in area totalling 20,000 m².

Furthermore, the project includes the renovation of the Loverdeion building, in order to create a unit for clinical trials of generic drugs. The total investment is estimated to be approximately €52 million.

The EBRD will cover the costs of technical assistance in the organisation of this PPP project as well as the cost of preparing fair and transparent tenders in order to attract the participation of private investors. 

The BRFAA is a non-profit institute dedicated to understanding, treating and preventing human diseases, such as diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s and cardiomyopathies, through biomedical research. Established by the Academy of Athens, the foundation provides state-of-the-art facilities for conducting internationally competitive biomedical research and works with more than 250 postdoctoral fellows, laboratory technicians and PhD students.