AV, IT and communications systems design and integration consultancy firm CHW Consulting has been awarded a $1.68 million contract with the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
The five-year contract has 3 April as its start date, with CHW Consulting set to provide IT consulting services for the Victorian Heart Hospital project.
The Victorian Heart Hospital project was proposed in 2015 and was announced in December 2017 at a total value of $543 million, comprising $470 million from the Government and the remaining $73 million being a contribution from the project partners partners Monash University and Monash Health.
CHW will be responsible for advising on all IT related matters, preparing IT specifications for the various IT solutions to be implemented in the Victorian Heart Hospital, reviewing all proposals, designs and specifications produced by the IT vendors for the project.
The Melbourne-based consultancy firm will also be responsible for participating in inspections of IT implementations and review testing outcomes and also providing advice and recommendations to the project team on project status and implementation quality.
"CHW was selected after a comprehensive tender evaluation process was undertaken for multiple applicants and was assessed as the organisation that could best meet the requirements of the tender," a DHHS spokesperson told ARN.
The Victorian Heart Hospital will be built in the University grounds in Clayton, Melbourne. It will have 195 beds, with the capacity to provide 2,000 cardiac surgeries each year, 13,500 cardiac catheterisation laboratory procedures and 108,000 consultations and outpatient appointments.
At the time of the announcement, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said the hospital will play an important role in training cardiac care medicine, nursing and allied health professionals into the future, with more than 300 undergraduate students, 260 postgraduate students and 20 PhD students each year.
CHW Consulting was established in 2003 and has two offices, its Melbourne headquarters and an office in Perth. The business specialises in the design and integration of technology in public private partnerships, hospitals, courts, construction projects and collaborative learning spaces for universities and training facilities.