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Acknowledgement
The Women's and Children's Hospital is located on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people, and we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge that the Kaurna people are the custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

Information for Suppliers

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The development of the New Women's and Children's Hospital is an exciting project for the South Australian Government, and there is plenty of enthusiasm from varying organisations to be involved in the process.

Planning and design activities for the New Women’s and Children’s Hospital (New WCH) are continuing, following the State Government announcement of the Thebarton Barracks site as the new location for our state-of-the-art facility. The Master Plan has been developed and we are now in the Concept Design stage as part of the initial Design Phase. More information about the design team, comprising architecture, engineering and design firms, can be found here.

Lendlease has been appointed under an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) contract to provide design management and construction advice.

Information for building and trade sub-contractors:

Lendlease recently released a market sounding questionnaire via the Industry Capability Network (ICN) Gateway, in order to assess the appetite, capacity and capability of the subcontractor market.

The Industry Capability Network (ICN) Gateway will be utilised as a key platform for contractor-led market engagement and procurements.

Lendlease have promoted the market sounding exercise via a number of platforms, including: contacting all registered ICN suppliers and Pre-Qualified contractors on the SA Tenders website; via the Office of the Industry Advocate; via Aboriginal employment/supplier contracts; and advertising on traditional and social media.

The market sounding questionnaire has now closed.

Tenders for early trade involvement sub-contracts, similar to Lendlease’s early contractor involvement, is scheduled to occur in late 2023.

Information for suppliers of professional services, health equipment, consumables and ICT:
An approach is currently being developed to inform potential procurement activities for trades and suppliers to the New WCH Project. This includes planning for categories of equipment to be procured by either the State or the builder.

The New WCH Project will continue to engage professional services as required, in line with applicable panel contracts and relevant procurement processes.

State-led procurements are always made in accordance with Procurement Services SA policies, processes and requirements. Suppliers and professional service contractors are advised to register and regularly check the SA Tenders and Contracts website for State procurement opportunities. Further information on SA Tenders and Contracts can be found on their Frequently Asked Questions page.

To ensure probity is maintained at all times, all SA Health procurements will be made in accordance with the Probity in SA Health Procurement Policy Directive which mandates that all SA Health employees exercise probity in all procurements.

Further information and updates will be made available as the design phase progresses.

For more information, contact newWCHengagement@sa.gov.au


New WCH Industry Briefing, April 2024

On Tuesday, 30 April, Lendlease together with the New Women’s and Children’s Hospital (New WCH) Project team hosted the second Industry briefing for the New WCH.

The event featured a special technology-focused presentation in addition to the main briefing.

The Industry Briefing was a great success, with more than 450 representatives joining in person and online, showing us just how keen the industry is to get involved with this once in a generation infrastructure project.

The event was a wonderful opportunity to inform both the local and national market about the New WCH Project and engage with them about how we can work together to make this project a success for all.

The event included:

  • Welcome to Country by Isaac Hannam, a Southern-Kaurna and Ngarrindjeri Man
  • Presentations from the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, the New WCH Project Director, the New WCH Digital Health Director, the Office of the Industry Advocate, and the architectural and engineering teams – A+ and IGHE
  • Representatives from Lendlease discussing the program, procurement, industry participation and sustainability.