Bidders line up for Bendigo

Four bidders have expressed an interest in Australia’s Bendigo hospital PPP.

Submissions for the New Bendigo Hospital were received last week and are currently being evaluated, according to a project director at Partnerships Victoria. The respondents have not been made public but a shortlist of bidders will be revealed later this year, she confirmed.

The request for proposals is scheduled for release in early 2012.

The New Bendigo Hospital will be the largest regional hospital development in Victoria's history and one of the largest hospital projects across Australia. The Victorian Government has committed a total investment of A$630m (US626m) to the project.