15 contractors prequalify for Al Jalila hospital
Dubai Health Authority hosts tender presentation for contractors
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently held a presentation and site visit with prequalified contractors for the Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital to discuss all aspects of the tendering process and address queries related to the project.
Fifteen prequalified contractors, DHA engineers and consultants attended the presentation at the Al Wasl Hospital premises, ahead of the process that will involve choosing one of the prequalified contractors for the construction of the Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital.
Engineer Saeed Al Shamsi, director of technical operations at the DHA, said: “Several companies from across the world participated in the prequalification process, expressing their interest to construct the Al Jalila Hospital.
“We finally narrowed down the list to 15 prequalified contractors after going through stringent qualification criteria. All the prequalified contractors are those who have built prestigious projects and have a clear understanding of the requirements of a healthcare project,” said Al Shamsi.
“We had to adhere to such a stringent screening process because the construction of this project is highly specialised, and is being built to serve the paediatric and emergency needs of children,” he added.
All the preselected contractors are reputable, well-established local companies either fully-owned by a UAE national, or are international companies that have a UAE national partner with a 51% shareholding.
In 2009, the hospital won the Future Health Projects award at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona, Spain out of 210 entries submitted from across the globe. In 2011, it won the Best Sustainable Hospital Project award at Hospital Build.