CPGH gears up for next phase

Bids for last part of project due next month

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Central Peninsula General Hospital is getting ready for the final phase of its expansion as it opens the project phase to bids from contractors.

The hospital has not yet received any bids for the third and final phase of the $49.9 million expansion project, but CPGH director of support services, Richard Davidson, said he doesn’t expect contractors to start submitting bids until closer to the Nov. 2 deadline.

When deadline time comes, it’s likely CPGH will have plenty of options.

So far 61 contractors have paid the $250-$300 non-refundable fee for documents required to make a bid on the third phase of the project.

The third phase of the expansion project will renovate 25,000-square feet of the hospital’s original building and add 8,100 square feet of new construction. The hospital expects the final phase of the project to begin Feb. 1 and end in May of 2008.

Phase one of the project — site preparation — was completed by the end of 2004.

The second phase, which added a new 74,000-square-foot building to the hospital, is nearly complete and the hospital expects it to open its doors to patients in January.

The new hospital building stands two stories high, has a basement and will replace the hospital’s current 33 multi-patient rooms with 50 single-patient rooms, each measuring 250 square feet.

The third phase will rebuild the emergency department, move the cafeteria and kitchen to the first floor and complete the lobby.

Budget permitting, the third phase might also remodel the registration area and build a blood draw area.

“But those two pieces will be dependent on how the bids come in,” Davidson said.

Davidson said he did not know how much had been spent on the expansion project so far, but that the overall cost of the project will not exceed $49.9 million.

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