The Veterans Affairs Department expects to spend about $340 million to buy medical equipment and train staff for its new Denver hospital, on top of the estimated $1.73 billion to build the facility.
Congressional testimony and internal Veterans Affairs emails show the VA has no outside construction expert helping its investigation into massive cost overruns at its new Aurora
The Veterans Affairs Department expects to spend about $340 million to buy medical equipment and train staff for its new Denver hospital, on top of the estimated $1.73 billion to build the facility, officials said Saturday.
Plumbers, electricians and carpenters are still at work on the veterans hospital in Aurora while the Veterans Affairs Department struggles to find another $830 million to finish it.
The Veterans Affairs Department says it rejected about $355 million in cost savings suggested by the contractor on the over-budget Denver VA hospital because it considered them unacceptable.
The chairman and top Democrat on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee demanded an explanation from the VA Wednesday for huge costs overruns and construction delays at the new Denver veterans hospital.
Members of Congress are warning that construction of the Denver area’s new Veterans Affairs hospital could stop again unless the department shows it is getting the project back on track.
Colorado’s congressional delegation is asking the House and Senate to raise the spending limit on Denver’s new veterans hospital from $800 million to $1.1 billion so the troubled project can be completed.
The contractor building the new VA medical center in Aurora resumed construction on Monday, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said in a statement.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the construction company in charge of the new VA Hospital in Aurora have come to an agreement that will allow construction to continue on the project for the next three months.