When will the construction of Tiršova 2 children hospital start?

The tender procedure for the construction of the University Children’s Hospital Tirsova 2 in Belgrade was published on July 12 last year, and interested contractors had a deadline of September 14 to submit the bids.

However, not even six months after the opening of the bids, that is, eight months from the launch of the tender, the contractors that are going to build the EUR-95-million hospital still haven’t been revealed.

The Public Procurement website says that the bids for this tender have been opened and that they are being examined and rated. The Ministry of Public Investment, which launched the tender, refused to specify when the bids would be assessed or relevant agreements with contractors signed.

In November last year, the Ministry of Public Investment said that the completion of the tendering procedures for the construction of Tirsova 2 in Belgrade was expected in January 2024.

The tendering documentation, that is, the guideline for the bidders on how to prepare the bid, says that the deadline for selecting the best bidder is 60 days from the expiration of the deadline for the submission of bids. However, the deadline can be extended, because the construction is financed and regulated by an international agreement.

In March last year, the minister for public investments of Serbia, Marko Blagojevic, and the governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank, Carlo Monticelli, signed an agreement on the allocation of a grant for the construction of the children’s hospital Tirsova 2, worth EUR 35 million.

The construction of the new clinic building in Tirsova Street has been actively announced since 2017, when the then prime minister Aleksandar Vucic announced the reconstruction of the University Children’s Clinic in Tirsova Street and the construction of another hospital, Tirsova 2.

When the director of Tirsova, Zoran Radojicic, became the mayor of Belgrade, the topic became current again, so the former mayor announced the beginning of the construction for the spring of 2020.

The Serbian Health Minister, Danica Grujicic, said recently that a landslide was discovered in the location where Tirsova 2 should be built and that relevant geotechnical exploration had to be carried out first.

Once selected, the contractors will be given a three-year deadline to complete the construction. The new University Children’s Clinic will span 61,923.98 square metres, it will have five basement levels and six floors (including the ground floor). The number of hospital beds will go up to 230. The hospital will have 528 parking spaces.

(eKapija, 12.03.2024)


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