Government signs first ever public private partnership (PPP) deal for medical construction
Published 15/05/2015 | 14:00
The Government has signed the first ever public private partnership (PPP) deal for medical construction.
The State’s National Development Finance Agency (NDFA), has selected British builder Prime Balfour Beatty as preferred tenderer to build 14 primary health care centres across the country.
The 14 sites are in Ballymote, Boyle, Claremorris Westport, Tuam, Ballinrobe, Limerick, Dungarvan, Carrick on Suir, Waterford City (East), Wexford Town, Kilcock, Summerhill and Coolock.
Under the contract Prime Balfour Beatty will design, build, finance and maintain the network of primary care centres. Healthcare services will be managed by the Health Service Executive (HSE) after the centres have been built.
The project is one of the first four European scheme earmarked to receive funding through the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).
The NDFA’s role in this project is as the procuring body and financial adviser for and on behalf of the Department of Health, which is the Sanctioning Authority, with the HSE as Sponsoring Agency.