More details have emerged about which ICT suppliers will help to build Western Australia’s $2 billion Fiona Stanley Public Hospital (FSPH), which has been granted a mammoth $249 million ICT budget.
The WA Government has outsourced construction of the hospital to Serco in a $4.3 billion services deal that covers facilities management and support services for all non-clinical areas of FSPH, including ICT procurement. The company expects to procure $400 million worth of assets and $100 million of services by September 2013.
Serco has appointed British Telecommunications (BT) as its main ICT subcontractor, with responsibility over installing and managing IT communications infrastructure and services.
Serco has split the remainder of the ICT work, worth a total of $72.6 million, into three tranches that cover ICT Hardware, Software, Consumables and Service.
Tranche One for Enterprise Computing and Storage was awarded to Dimension Data in June 2012, in a single contract worth approximately $15.6 million.
Contracts are progressively being awarded for work packages under tranches Two and Three.
Tranche Two for Hardware and End User Computing has an estimated total value of $42 million and is comprised of 18 packages, four of which have already been awarded:
- Data#3 is providing Package 1 for Network Infrastructure and Package 7 for Patch Leads;
- Commsforce has been awarded Package 4 for Network Testing Equipment; and
- Planit Test Management Solutions has won Package 18 for HP ArcSight.
Tranche Three for Software and Services is worth around $15 million and consists of 17 packages, 10 of which have been awarded:
- BMC Software Australia will provide Package 1 for BMC Software and Services;
- Planit Test Management Solutions has been awarded Package 5 for HP Load Testing Software; and
- Data#3 will supply Packages 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15 and 16 covering Datamaker Software, Red Hat Linux Software, Oracle, Right Fax, Vantage, Bandwidth, SoapUI and Nessus.
According to a Serco media release, the above contracts won by Dimension Data and Data#3 make up the bulk of the value of the three ICT tranches, with a combined contract value of around $50 million, covering nearly 70 per cent of total work.
FSPH is due to open in April 2014, with the first three clinical staff beginning work from 29 January 2013. The hospital will have 783 beds.
The FSPH project’s $249 million ICT allocation is generous, especially in comparison to other recent allocations for new clinical facilities. The $1.76 billion Gold Coast University hospital received around half that amount for its ICT at $130 million.
Nationwide, other major ongoing hospital projects include SA Health’s $2.1 billion new Royal Adelaide Hospital, that began construction in 2011 and is due to be completed by 2016. ICT contracts awarded so far include a $71 million contract with VisionStream for next-generation ICT infrastructure, and a $32 million major works deal with ServicePoint for the provision of integrated audiovisual, videoconferencing, digital signage and wayfinding solutions.
The ACT is currently undertaking a $1 billion redevelopment of health infrastructure, including the construction of a $90 million Women and Children’s Hospital at the Canberra Hospital.
The Victorian Government is redeveloping Box Hill Hospital in a $447.5 million project for a “contemporary and technologically advanced healthcare facility” to be completed in 2015.
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