Robertson Construction will work with the existing design team to develop a full business case for the replacement of Migdale Hospital at Bonar Bridge in Central Sutherland.
The new building will provide 22 beds in two units - one for older people with mental health needs and the other providing GP-led beds.
Work will start on site at the end of this year and that the hospital will be fully operational in 2011.
Bill Robertson, executive chairman, Robertson, said: "We are delighted to be part of Frameworks Scotland and this project with NHS Highland signifies RD Health's third major award through the initiative.
"We very much look forward to working closely with our project partners and our client NHS Highland to develop this centre which will modernise the provision of healthcare services for the local area."