Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) has asked the bidders to submit revised prices in mid-May for the contract to build its estimated AED2.6bn ($708m) hospital in Al-Ain.

Seha received technical proposals from contractors in late January this year. The bidders include:

  • Al-Faraa General Contracting Company (local)
  • Al-Habtoor Leighton Group (local/Australia)/Murray & Roberts Contractors (South Africa)
  • Acciona Infraestructuras(Spain)/Al-Shafar General Contracting (local)/National Projects Construction (local)
  • Arabtec Construction (local)
  • Brookfield Multiplex (Canada)
  • China State Construction Engineering Corporation (China)
  • Ed Zublin (Germany)

The contract involves building a 688-bed hospital. It will cover 358,000 square metres, with underground parking for 1,500 cars. The design has been prepared by a joint venture of Switzerland’s ICME Healthcare, Germany’s Faust Consult Architects & Engineers and Obermeyer Engineering Consulting, also from Germany.

Seha decided to retender the hospital last year. It first tendered the contract in 2010 and had selected the joint venture of the local Al-Shafar General Contracting and the local National Projects Construction (NPC) with Japan’s Shimizu Corporation for the works.

US-based Allen & Shariff Corporation is project manager.