Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) has invited companies to bid by 27 November for the construction of seven new buildings within the medical development. Each property will be tendered separately, with an overall project value estimated at AED 250 million-300 million ($68 million-81 million). Prospective bidders include local firms Transemirates Contracting, Bel Hasa Engineering & Contracting Companyand Associated Constructions & Investments (Ascon), and the local/German Al-Rostamani Pegel. The contracts will be part of the second phase of DHCC’s development, covering a built-up area of 10 million square feet. The local Emirates Road Contracting is carrying out infrastructure work. The local National Engineering Bureauis the consultant. Phase 1, which includes construction of four buildings, is scheduled to be completed by late December. On completion of the entire project, the estimated AED 6,000 million ($1,800 million) development will include: up to 10 specialist hospitals offering a total of about 300 beds; a 50-student postgraduate medical complex; a school of nursing offering 200 places and a life sciences research center; medical cluster day clinics; a specialised diagnostic laboratory; and a rehabilitation centre. A centre for sports medicine and a check-up clinic will also be built (MEED 10:2:04).