Primary Care Centre PPP Programme event - connecting local suppliers to opportunities in the construction

Tuesday 4 November 2014

Connecting local suppliers to opportunities in the construction sector

Meet shortlisted bidders on Primary Care Centre  PPP programme

National Development Finance Agency and HSE partner with Enterprise Ireland for construction sector information event

Thursday 13th November 2014 from 09.15am – 2.00pm
Hodson Bay Hotel, Roscommon Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

The National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) and HSE in partnership with Enterprise Ireland are running an information and networking event connecting local suppliers to opportunities in the construction sector as part of the €115m Primary Care Centre PPP programme. The Meet the Buyer event takes place on Thursday 13th November 2014 in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath at 9.15am. This free event is open to construction suppliers and enterprises in a wide variety of supply categories. Facilities Management subcontractors with expertise in areas such as planned preventative maintenance and cleaning services are also invited to participate.  Attendees will learn more about the fourteen primary care centres that will be built under this initiative and have an opportunity to meet with the three shortlisted building candidates.  Attendees will also find out how to become a sub supplier through a series of short 5 minute “pitch” meetings.

Registration for the Meet the Buyer event is free and interested companies can now register to attend on  

The three Public Private Partnership (PPP) consortia that have been shortlisted to progress to the next stage of the delivery of these primary care centres are BAM PPP; Prime / Balfour Beatty and Kajima/GB Partnerships. BAM PPP includes Ireland based BAM Building Ltd and BAM FM Ireland Ltd. Prime / Balfour Beatty includes Balfour Beatty and Irish based construction company JJ Rhatigan & Son along with facility management service providers Aramark. Kajima/GB Partnerships  consists of Farrans, Walls and John Paul as construction contractors with  HSG Zander Ireland Facilities Services.

There will also be an Enterprise Support zone at the event, where attendees can get information on business supports through the Local Enterprise Office network and Enterprise Ireland. The Department of Social Protection will provide delegates with information on the Pathways to Work initiative (including the Jobs Ireland Services) and check eligibility for the JobsPlus scheme. Delegates will be able to meet with advisers on cross border trade opportunities, public sector tendering and consortia building through InterTrade Ireland. The Construction Industry Federation will also provide suppliers with information on training services they provide.

The fourteen Primary Care Centres will be built across 14 sites in 11 counties in locations across Ireland. Full details of the programme can be found on the

It is anticipated that these building projects will be delivered as part of a single Public Private Partnership (PPP) contract, with construction commencing in late 2015.

All Primary Care centres identified will include accommodation for Primary Care Team services including General Practitioner (GP) services. In addition a number of centres will include a wider range of community based services, such as dental services, community mental health services, child and adolescent mental health services, early intervention teams, and Doctor on call services. There will be no pharmacies on these sites.

The NDFA is responsible for delivering €650m of Public Private Partnership projects as part of the €2.5b Infrastructure Stimulus Programme announced by the Irish Government in July 2012. This strategic healthcare  building project  will deliver in the region of 2,700 construction jobs.

Brian Murphy, Chief Executive of the NDFA, welcoming the opportunity to work in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland and the HSE, said: ‘This event is about making sure that suppliers from the SME and construction sector have all the information and support they need to be able to exploit the business opportunity presented by these multi regional projects’. 

HSE’s National Director of Primary Care, John Hennessy, added: ‘In 2014, more than half of the HSE’s  total health spend on operational services is in the community healthcare sector. This sector is significant and the reform of these structures will facilitate a move towards a more integrated healthcare system, improving services for the public by providing better and easier access to services, services that are close to where people live, more local decision making and services in which people can have confidence. The fourteen sites being developed are part of this initiative’.

Mick Brougham, Regional Director Midlands Enterprise Ireland said: ‘The Construction sector is a priority sector for Enterprise Ireland because of its job creation potential - there are more than 100,000 employed in the sector in Ireland.  Enterprise Ireland’s ambition is to drive further growth and job creation in the sector and we have worked closely with the sector to drive international growth. This work is paying off and Enterprise Ireland assisted construction companies achieved exports of €2.15bn in 2013.

‘This ‘meet the buyer’ event is an excellent way for Irish construction firms to win lucrative contracts in Ireland, and to use the experience gained in the delivery of world-class building infrastructure in Ireland as a platform for growth in international markets’.

For more information on how to register for the Meet the Buyer event please visit:  

Or contact Karen Hoey or Nicola Jess on Tel: 01 668 9887

For more information on the Primary Care Centres PPP Programme 


For further information please contact the Press Office at Enterprise Ireland



David Clerkin 
Gordon MRM

+353 87 830 1779


Notes to the Editor 

Locations of the 14 Primary Care centres being developed under this PPP programme:

HSE RegionLocation
HSE WestBallymote, Co. Sligo
 Boyle, Co. Roscommon
 Claremorris, Co. Mayo
 Westport, Co. Mayo
 Tuam, Co. Galway
 Ballinrobe, Co Mayo
 Limerick City, Lord Edward Street
HSE SouthDungarvan, Co. Waterford
 Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary
 Waterford City, Co. Waterford
 Wexford Town, Co. Wexford
HSE Dublin (Mid-Leinster)Kilcock, Co. Kildare
HSE Dublin (North East)Dublin Inner City (Summerhill)
 Coolock/Darndale, Dublin


Indicative Supply Categories on the Primary Care Centres are as follows:

Access Controls
Air handling unit.
Asbestos Removal
Audio Visual.
Balustrading, handrailing and gate fabricators
Block Suppliers
BMS Control contractors
Boiler suppliers/Biomass
Brick & Blocklaying
Brise Soleil subcontractors
Car park systems.
Carpentry Contractors
CCTV suppliers
Cladding ( Wall & Roof)
Cleaning contractors
Cleaning Supplies companies
Commissioning engineering
Concrete contractors with shuttering and steel fixers for Structure
Concrete contractors with shuttering crew for pads and foundations
Concrete Cutting & Coring
Crane Hire
Curtains & Curtain Rails
Electrical Contractors
Façade subcontractors
Facilities Management  Services
Facility maintenance subcontractors
Fall Arrest
Fire alarm installation.
Fire prevention /maintenance suppliers
Fire rated doors (Timber, steel, x-ray, composite)
Fire rated Glazed partitions
Fire stopping & Fire protection.
Fitted Furniture suppliers & fitters
Floor coverings
Flooring & Tiling Contractors
General Building Merchants
Glass Coatings
Glazing / Rooflights Contractors
Ground water control
Groundworks /Earthworks Contractors
Health and Safety Equipment (PPE)
Hygienic Cladding
ICT Contractors (cabling only)
Intruder alarm suppliers
Joinery Supply (door frames, timber screens,trims)
Kitchen Equipment (Catering & Domestic)
Lightening protection.
Lighting Equipment
Mechanical Contractors
Mechanical Ducting installation.
Metal Stud Partitions
Metalwork (Architectural, Balustrading, Stairs, Stainless steel)
Moveable / Folding Wall sub-contractors
Painting Contractors
Passenger Lift Contractors
Patient Hoist subcontractors
Paving Subcontractors
Pest control companies
Plant Hire
Plumbing Supplies
Precast Concrete
Precast Contractor Floors & Structures
Radon Protection
Rainwater Harvesting & Disposal Systems
Remote Monitoring Centres
Roadwork and road marking
Roof lights.
Roofing ( tiled,slate,built up, green)
Sanitary Ware / Sanitary Ware Accessories
Security companies
Signage suppliers
Site Perimeter & Fencing suppliers & contractors
Site Testing
Specialist Rendering Systems (Plastering)
Steel Reinforcement supply and fabrication
Stone suppliers
Structural Precast Concrete
Structural Steel
Surfacing – Asphalt/bitmac
Suspended Ceilings
Sustainable Energy Suppliers
Temporary Canteen Facilities
Temporary Electrical Contractors.
Timber Frame
Traffic Management
Waste Water Treatment
WC/Shower Cubicle/IPS/Fitted Furniture subcontractors
Window cleaning companies



  • Boiler system
  • Fire systems
  • BMS system
  • Heating System
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Attenuation tank
  • Electrical systems
  • Medical Gasses


  • Local painting subcontractor
  • Local carpentry subcontractor


  • Soft landscaping subcontractors


  • Local hardware suppliers


  • Feminine hygiene
  • Cleaning subcontractors


  • Contractor (General waste only)


  • Installation Contractor


The following supply categories will not be purchased under the PPP programme but under existing or planned HSE general procurement arrangements:

  • Major Medical Equipment
  • Minor Medical Equipment
  • Medical Consumables
  • Facilities Management Consumables
  • ICT Equipment
  • Stationary
  • Waste Management – Clinical Waste

Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)

National Development Finance Agency
The National Development Finance Agency has full responsibility for the procurement and delivery of Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects in sectors other than transport and the local authorities. In its procurement role, the NDFA is responsible for all aspects of delivering the procurement of projects and hands them over to the sponsoring body after construction is complete and the asset is operational.

The NDFA is also the statutory financial advisor to State authorities in respect of all public investment projects with a capital value over €20 million. In its financial advisory role, the NDFA advises State Authorities on the optimal financing of priority public investment projects by applying commercial standards in evaluating financial risks and costs. The NDFA’s overriding objective is to maximise value for money for the Exchequer.

Enterprise Ireland
Enterprise Ireland is the Irish Government agency charged with developing and promoting Irish enterprise. Enterprise Ireland partners with entrepreneurs, Irish businesses, and the research and investment communities to develop Ireland’s international trade, innovation, leadership and competitiveness.  The ultimate objective is increased exports, employment and prosperity in Ireland.

The core purpose of the Health Service is to provide effective, safe, high quality health and personal social services to the population of Ireland. The Health Service overall gross budget for 2014 is €13.120bn.