The tender ended on 31 January with the following companies having submitted proposals: Servicios Hospitalarios CHUT, Agrupamento Hygeia, Alberto Couto Alves, SA, Tejo Infraestruturas Hospitalares (TIH), Ferrovial Agroman, SA, Ferrovial Serviços SA, Bastos, Amorim & Araújo – Consultoria e Trading, Lda and Teixeira Duarte – Engenharia e Construções, SA.

The next phase of the process will be the analysis and assessment of the proposals. Three finalists are to go through to the next phase, of detailed negotiations, from which one is to be awarded the contract.

In its statement, the Lisbon and Tagus Valley Health Administration (ARSLVT) stressed that the future hospital is to be guided by the “highest quality standards, both in terms of technology and organisation/care provision.”

The hospital will operate on a public-private partnership basis, and is to be built in Marvila, over in a total land area of 180,000m2.

According to regional officials, the new hospital should be completed in 2023 and have a minimum capacity of 875 beds. It is to cost about €330 million to the private operator, with €16 million in annual income expected for the state over the 27 years of the contract.