As part of the bid to convert the government hospitals to using natural gas, the Ministry of Health conducted yesterday, June 20, 2016, an online dynamic competition between 4 companies that had met the threshold conditions.

Basket A was won by Delek, the Israeli oil company Ltd. and basket B was won by Supergas, an Israeli gas distributing company Ltd.

Basket A

 

Hospital

Annual consumption
data (in Million BTU)

Shiba-Tel Hashomer

96,000

Asaf Harofe –
Tzrifin

30,000

Rambam – Haifa

60,000

Ziv – Safed

 17,000

Bnei Zion – Haifa

35,000

The Mental Health Center – Sha’ar Menashe

12,000

Total

250,000

Basket B

 

Hospital

Annual consumption
data (in Million BTU)

Barzilai – Ashkelon

20,000

Wolfson – Holon

45,000

Hillel-Yaffe
(Hadera)

25,000

Western
Galilee – Nahariyah

50,000

Souraski – Ichilov
– Tel-Aviv

67,000

Poriya – Tiberias

19,000

The Mental Health Center
– Beer Sheba

19,000

 Total

245,000

The project is headed by the Ministry of Health accounting department, under the direction of accountant Yaniv Zohar, the office deputy accountant, and is accompanied by the economic consulting office Halevi Dweck. The special bid committee headed by the senior Deputy Director for design and construction of medical institutions, Mr. Yehuda Ron, with the participation of the accountant of the Ministry of Health, a representative of the legal bureau, as well as representatives of the hospitals oversees the bidding process. Now, the ministry intends to speed up exploring the possibility of establishing small cogeneration facilities in the hospitals, in order to maximize the efficiency of energy use and complete the process of the hospitals signing gas connection agreements with the distribution companies. The entire process is carried out in coordination with the Natural Gas Authority.
Four companies submitted bids: Dor Gas, Delek, Supergas and Oshrad.
The annual fuel consumption of the hospitals is about 60 million shekels worth, and the winning bid is estimated to bring in savings of 55% of the current hospital fuel costs, which amount to about 25 million shekels annually, this after weighting the cost component of the conversion in the price of the natural gas. At the end of 5 years from the date of supplying the gas, following the end of payment for the cost of the conversion, the saving is expected to increase even more – to 62%.
 The saving process will begin in about two years, following completion of the hospitals conversion and the connection to the natural gas.