Mota-Engil likely to land Lisbon mega hospital contract

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The Sino-Portuguese multi-national construction giant Mota-Engil may be close to winning the contract to build Portugal’s largest hospital in the east of Lisbon.

The Lisboa Oriental Hospital will be the largest public works project of the last decade and the preliminary report from the jury has given a favourable assessment of Mota-Engil which has put in a tender for the projection which is estimated to involve a more than €300 million investment — as much as the cost of building a new international airport.
The competition jury has now completed its technical analysis of the proposals put forward by Mota-Engil and the Spanish company Sacyr, the two finalists, and Mota-Engil led by Gonçalo Moura Martins is in front.
The new hospital which was also to be called Todos os Santos after a large charitable hospital that existed in the centre of Lisbon in Rossio Square until it was destroyed in the 1755 earthquake, will be built in Marvila on an area covering 180.000m2.
The new hospital will have a minimum capacity of 875 beds and will replace six hospitals in the Lisbon area (São José, Curry Cabral, Maternidade Alfredo da Costa (a maternity hospital), Estefânia (a paediatric unit), Santa Marta and Capuchos).
The two competitors got to the final phase of the competition to present their BAFO (Best and Final Offer) after a race with six other competing construction developers. Mota-Engil and Sacyr handed in their final offers in September and then a competitive negotiation period began which included the price and the technical model.
The newspaper Jornal de Negócios reported in August 2021 that the final proposal from Sacyr would be cheaper but the Mota-Engil proposal was apparently better from a technical point of view.
The same news source also said that the Mota-Engil budget was for €257 million while the Sacyr offer was €244 million. The original offer from Mota-Engil was €333 million.
According to a report commissioned by the government in 2017 considerable costs would be made by concentrating all six of Lisbon’s current hospital services in one new ultra-modern hospital complex, especially since Lisbon’s existing hospitals are in out-of-date premises; one, São José, dating back to the second half of the 18th century.