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Information last updated 17 November 2022
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 is currently being developed 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.

Information for building and trade sub-contractors:

Lendlease is preparing Market Sounding and Engagement processes that will help enable the future Managing Contractor, once appointed, to identify suitable sub-contractors and recommend those for the tendering of work packages. The Industry Capability Network (ICN) Gateway will be utilised as a key platform for Managing Contractor-lead market engagement and procurements.

Market Sounding is currently scheduled to occur in early 2023. It is expected that all applicable prequalified building sub-contractors for General Building and Trade (according to the Department for Infrastructure and Transport prequalification categories), will be advised of the Market Sounding process.

Information on DIT’s Prequalification process can be found here.

Tenders for sub-contracts may be called by Lendlease from early-mid 2023.

Information for suppliers of professional services, health equipment, consumables and ICT:
A plan is currently being developed to inform potential future procurement activities for trade packages and equipment for the New WCH. This includes planning for categories of equipment to be procured by either the State or the Managing Contractor.

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

State-lead 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