Connecting Local Suppliers to opportunities in the Construction Sector & Facilities Management Services
11th September 2015
Meet Prime Balfour Beatty the Preferred Tenderer for Primary Care Centre PPP programme
National Development Finance Agency & HSE Partner with Enterprise Ireland for ‘Meet the Buyer’ Information event
Tuesday 15th September – Dublin, 8.30am - 2.30pm
Wednesday 16th September - Waterford City, 8.30am – 10.30am
Friday 18th September - Claremorris, Co Mayo, 8.30am – 10.30am
The National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) and HSE in partnership with Enterprise Ireland are supporting an information and networking event connecting local suppliers to opportunities in the construction sector as part of the €160mPrimary Care Centre PPP programme. The ‘Meet the Buyer’ series of events takes place on the following dates: Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th and Friday 18th September in Dublin, Waterford and Mayo. These free events are 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. Through a series of short 5 minute “pitch” meetings, attendees can find out more about the process of becoming a sub supplier.
The project will deliver a network of primary care facilities integrating primary, community and continuing care and social services.
The scheme encompasses the design, build, finance and maintenance of 14 primary care centres along with ongoing facility management services. Healthcare services will be managed by Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE) after the centres have been constructed.
This is one of the first four European projects earmarked to receive funding through the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), an initiative between the European Commission and the European Investment Bank established to stimulate growth and enhance European competitiveness.
The NDFA’s role in this project is as the procuring body and financial adviser for and on behalf of the Department of Health who are the Sanctioning Authority with the HSE as Sponsoring Agency.Overall the NDFA is responsible for delivering €650 million of PPP 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 1,200 construction jobs. These projects include the primary healthcare centres, Grangegorman DIT campus, schools and courthouses
The consortium Prime Balfour Beatty, consisting of companies including Balfour Beatty Construction, JJ Rhatigan & Company and Aramark, will deliver the 14 Primary Care Centres across Ireland and support the government’s plan to develop modern health services with an integrated, multi-disciplinary model of care.
There will also be an Enterprise Support zone at the event, where attendees can access 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. Other participants in the Business Support Zone include the Office of Government Procurement (OGP) and the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI).
The fourteen Primary Care Centres will be built across 14 sites in 10 counties in locations across Ireland.
|HSE West||Ballymote, Co. Sligo|
| ||Boyle, Co. Roscommon|
| ||Claremorris, Co. Mayo|
| ||Westport, Co. Mayo|
| ||Tuam, Co. Galway|
| ||Ballinrobe, Co Mayo|
| ||Limerick City, Lord Edward Street|
|HSE South||Dungarvan, 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|
Construction is expected to commence in Q4 2015, with delivery of the first Primary Care Centre due for delivery in Q1 2017 and the final Centre due for delivery in Q4 2017.
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.
NDFA Director, Brian Murphy, said:
“The NDFA is proud to be a part of these events which aim to support local SMEs to participate in major public sector construction projects. They are great networking opportunities as local businesses have the opportunity to meet and pitch their business directly to the preferred tenderer, in this case Prime Balfour Beatty, who will deliver the 14 Primary Care Centres being developed as part of this €160m Primary Care PPP”.
EI CEO Julie Sinnamon, said:
“Enterprise Ireland’s ‘Meet the Buyer’ events are a proven element of our approach to widening the access for Irish sub-supply companies to lucrative contracts within the public sector. We would strongly encourage Irish construction suppliers and enterprises to attend one of the three free events in this series, to learn from the ‘5 minute pitch meetings’ and to visit the Enterprise Zone to find out about possible business development supports.
The hosting of these events in three different regions (Dublin, Waterford and Mayo) is indicative of Enterprise Ireland’s regional development priorities and also the Government’s Regional Action Plan for Jobs, launched in February 2015, both aimed at encouraging communities and agencies in each region to work together to support regional job creation”.
Construction Joint Venture Director, Ger Ronayne, said:
“Participation at the ‘Meet the Buyer’ events for the Primary Care Centre PPP project is impressive; as is the extent of the supply chain categories represented. Promoting supply chain opportunities to SMEs and social enterprises can offer a boost to regional economies and can provide an opportunity to network with other suppliers. Maximising business potential and building relationships with supply chain partners and buyers is mutually beneficial for all involved”.
HSE’s National Director of Primary Care, John Hennessy, added:
“In 2014, more than half of the HSE’s total health expenditure 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”.
For further information please contact:
+353 (1) 7272842
+353 87 9974207
Notes to the Editor
Indicative Supply Categories on the Primary Care Centres are as follows:
|Indicative Supply Categories|
|Access Controls||Fire prevention /maintenance suppliers||Pest control companies|
|Aggregates||Fire rated doors (Timber, steel, x-ray, composite)||Piling|
|Air handling unit||Fire rated Glazed partitions||Plant Hire|
|Artists||Fire stopping & Fire protection.||Plumbing Supplies|
|Asbestos Removal||Fitted Furniture suppliers & fitters||Precast Concrete|
|Audio Visual||Floor coverings||Precast Contractor Floors & Structures|
|Balustrading, hand railing and gate fabricators||Flooring & Tiling Contractors||Radon Protection|
|Block Suppliers||Formwork||Rainwater Harvesting & Disposal Systems|
|BMS Control contractors||General Building Merchants||Remote Monitoring Centres|
|Boiler suppliers/Biomass||Glass Coatings||Roadwork and road marking|
|Brick & Blocklaying||Glazing / Rooflights Contractors||Roof lights|
|Brise Soleil subcontractors||Ground water control||Roofing (tiled, slate, built up, green)|
|Car park systems||Groundworks /Earthworks Contractors||Sanitary Ware / Sanitary Ware Accessories|
|Carpentry Contractors||Health and Safety Equipment (PPE)||Scaffolding|
|CCTV suppliers||Hygienic Cladding||Screeding|
|Ceilings||ICT Contractors (cabling only)||Security companies|
|Cladding (Wall & Roof)||Insulation||Signage suppliers|
|Cleaning contractors||Intruder alarm suppliers||Site Perimeter & Fencing suppliers & contractors|
|Cleaning Supplies companies||Ironmongery||Site Testing|
|Commissioning engineering||Joinery Supply (door frames, timber screens, trims)||Specialist Rendering Systems (Plastering)|
|Concrete contractors with shuttering and steel fixers for Structure||Kitchen Equipment (Catering & Domestic)||Steel Reinforcement supply and fabrication|
|Concrete contractors with shuttering crew for pads and foundations||Landscaping||Stone |
|Concrete Cutting & Coring||Lightening protection||Structural Precast Concrete|
|Crane Hire||Lighting Equipment||Structural Steel|
|Curtains & Curtain Rails||Louvres||Surfacing – Asphalt/bitmac|
|Demolition||Mechanical Contractors||Suspended Ceilings|
|Dental||Mechanical Ducting installation||Sustainable Energy Suppliers|
|Drainage||Metal Stud Partitions||Temporary Canteen Facilities|
|Electrical Contractors||Metalwork (Architectural, Balustrading, Stairs, Stainless steel)||Temporary Electrical Contractors.|
|Façade subcontractors||Moveable / Folding Wall sub-contractors||Timber Frame|
|Facilities Management Services||Painting Contractors||Traffic Management|
|Facility maintenance subcontractors||Passenger Lift Contractors||Waste Water Treatment|
|Fall Arrest||Patient Hoist subcontractors||WC/Shower Cubicle/IPS/Fitted Furniture subcontractors|
|Fire alarm installation.||Paving Subcontractors||Windows|
Window Cleaning Companies
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SERVICES
PLANNED PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE:
- 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
SMALL IMPROVEMENTS AND AD HOC SERVICES
- · Local hardware suppliers
CLEANING AND HOUSEKEEPING
- Feminine hygiene
- Cleaning subcontractors
- Contractor (General waste only)
HSE DIRECT PROCUREMENT CATEGORIES
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
- Waste Management – Clinical Waste
Public Private Partnerships(PPPs)
Further information on PPPs can be found at www.ppp.gov.ie
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 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.