BHB Approves Shortlist of Qualified Bid Teams

Bermuda Hospitals Board today announces that on 27 October 2009, the Bermuda Hospitals Board approved a shortlist of three qualified bid teams. These teams will be asked to submit proposals to design, build, finance and then maintain the new facilities that will be developed on the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital site.

BHB evaluated five responses to its Request for Qualifications (RFQ), which was issued on 29 June 2009. Following evaluation of the responses against pre-established criteria, the three teams shortlisted in alphabetical order are:

• Balfour Beatty Capital Inc.
• Bermuda Healthcare Solutions
• Paget Health Services

The members of each team shortlisted represent both Bermudian and international companies that have significant experience with projects of this nature. For a list of team members, please see page two.
KPMG Advisory Limited has been retained as the fairness monitor to advise on the fairness of BHB’s procurement process. KPMG has indicated to BHB that it has reviewed the RFQ process and is satisfied that BHB has complied with the fairness principles that KPMG applies to a procurement process.

“We are very pleased with the level of interest shown in the KEMH Redevelopment Project’s Public Private Partnership (PPP) and the high quality of all the teams who responded to the Request for Qualifications (RFQ),” said BHB Chairman Herman Tucker. “The Board is confident that the three short-listed teams demonstrate the best combination of experience, financial capacity and technical capability to proceed to the Request for Proposal (RFP) phase of the selection process.”

“We anticipate issuing a Request for Proposal to the three shortlisted bidders in late 2009,” said BHB Deputy CEO and Executive Vice President Venetta Symonds, executive lead on the PPP project. “The three teams bidding will be asked to submit detailed proposals to design, build, finance and maintain the new facilities. We expect that a preferred bidder will be selected in the summer of 2010.

“The KEMH Redevelopment Project continues to be on schedule and on budget,” said David Hill, BHB’s CEO and President. “The project team and BHB’s advisors are working diligently with BHB’s staff to finalise the clinical and technical requirements for the new facilities to ensure that they meet the needs of Bermuda.”

The KEMH Redevelopment Project was announced by the Government in November 2008 and Government approved development of new facilities through a design, build, finance, maintain delivery model, which is a form of Pubic Private Partnership, in January 2009. Construction is targeted to start in late 2010, with a completion goal of late 2013.

Expected to open in early 2014, the new facilities will provide Bermuda with patient-focused, high quality acute health care services. During the same period, the existing KEMH building is also being revitalised to prolong its lifespan.

The full membership of the shortlisted bid teams, in alphabetical order by team name:

Balfour Beatty Capital Inc.

Balfour Beatty plc
Balfour Beatty Capital Inc.
Heery International Limited
Cooper & Gardner Architects
Entech Engineering Inc.
Spectrum Consulting Services Limited
Bard, Rao & Athanas Consulting Engineers LLC
Balfour Beatty Construction Limited
D&J Construction Company Limited
Bermuda Air Conditioning Limited
Universal Electric Limited
Balfour Resource Group Limited
Balfour Beatty Workplace Limited
Scotia Capital Inc.
Operis Business Engineering Limited
Eversheds LLP
Appleby Global
Balfour Concord
Atkins Global
Faithful & Gould Inc.

Bermuda Healthcare Solutions

HSBC Specialist Investments Limited
Bouygues Batiment International
Farrow Partnership Architects Inc
Parkin Architects Limited
Botelho Wood Architects
Woodbourne Associates Limited
MMM Group Limited
Greymane Contracting Limited
GJ Cahill & Company Limited
GSC Cahill Limited
P&M Electrical Services & Supply Limited
Ecovert FM Limited
BAS Serco Limited
Royal Bank of Canada
Allen & Overy LLP
Mello Jones & Martin
Willis

Paget Health Services

Sir Robert McAlpine Limited
PFI Investors Limited
BCM McAlpine Limited
AECOM Limited
Swanke Hayden Connell
OBM International Limited
Black & McDonald Limited
IBM (through Bermuda Computer Services)
Ernst & Young LLP
Wakefield Quin
BF&M Insurance Limited

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Notes to Editors:

About Bermuda Hospitals Board:
The Bermuda Hospitals Board is a quango (quasi autonomous non-governmental organisation) established under the Bermuda Hospitals Board Act, 1970. It has a Bermuda Government-approved Board and a Chief Executive Officer, responsible for King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute. At the heart of both organisations is high quality care to all patients.

With approximately 1,700 employees, the Bermuda Hospitals Board is Bermuda’s second largest employer. King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute are the only healthcare organisations in Bermuda accredited by Accreditation Canada, an independent organisation whose role is to help hospitals examine and improve the quality of care and service they provide to their clients. In addition to providing an extensive list of services for the community, the Bermuda Hospitals Board is part of a referral network that includes some of the world’s leading specialist hospitals.

About the KEMH Redevelopment Project:
The design, construction, financing and maintenance of newly built facilities at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH) will be delivered by a form of public private partnership (PPP). It is expected that the first patients will walk through the doors of the new facilities in 2014. Over the next six to seven years, BHB will also renovate the existing KEMH hospital building using traditional procurement methods. These renovations will be funded by BHB and managed as a separate part of the overall redevelopment project. Both renovation and the addition of newly constructed space are vital to the complete redevelopment of KEMH to meet Bermuda’s future acute healthcare needs.

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