The Ministry of Health’s New Dunedin Hospital project team is making good progress on a number of key procurement roles as the project ramps up.

Requests For Proposals (RFPs) for a Design Manager and a Project Manager have been issued to the market on the Government Electronic Tender Service (GETS).

RFPs have also been issued for a Structural Engineer, Building Services Engineer and a Fire Engineer.

These are important roles in the key next step of the project, says Michelle Arrowsmith, Deputy Director-General, DHB Performance Support and Infrastructure.

“The Design Manager will ensure the next stages of design development are completed within programme timelines and to a high standard.

“The Project Manager’s first task will be to develop a strategy for the demolition of the Cadbury factory.

“There will be a comprehensive selection process for these roles. Bidders will be given a month to prepare their detailed bids, which will be followed by an evaluation process and interviews with shortlisted candidates.

“The designers and consultants for the next stage of the project are expected to be appointed by Easter.

“Submissions for the Town Planner role are currently being evaluated. Procurement of a Traffic Engineer for the project is also underway.

“KPMG has been engaged to provide independent quality assurances oversight of the project, and Underground Overground Archaeology are providing initial heritage advice for the buildings the Ministry now owns and needs to demolish.

“Scope Group has been confirmed as the contractor for the demolition of two derelict buildings on the Cadbury car park site. It is anticipated that these buildings will be removed in the next few months for health and safety reasons.

“The Ministry also continues to progress site acquisition negotiations to source the final land plots needed for the new hospital.”


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