Today the Government of Montserrat announced that they have started the procurement process for the first phase of the ‘Glendon Hospital and Health Project’.
According to the release shared this will be the highest funded project under the Capital Investment for Resilient Economic Growth (CIPREG) Programme.
The Ministry of Health and Social Services, through the Programme Management Office (PMO), Ministry of Finance and Economic Management have made a call for tenders for the preliminary design and specification development of the Montserrat New Glendon Hospital. Submission of tenders must be received by Wednesday, October 9th, 2019.
Head of the Programme Management Office (PMO), Martin Parlett stated;
“The start of the tendering process for the Hospital preliminary design and specification development, is a major project milestone within the CIPREG programme, and a very positive step towards creating a long-awaited, new and fit-for-purpose hospital facility for Montserrat.”
The preliminary design and specification development, are expected to be in line with the construction of a new 24-bed hospital with a modular design to accommodate additional peak demand, on the current Glendon Hospital site, as agreed by the Government of Montserrat and the Department for International Development (DFID).
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Camille Thomas-Gerald said;
“We are delighted to be finally moving towards a new hospital. This work will use the previous preliminary hospital designs and build on work already undertaken by reviewing and enhancing them, to reach an optimal approach to delivering the building on the existing site. The team has worked hard and tirelessly with medical staff, DFID and Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) partners to reach an agreed specification of the functional requirements for the new hospital in keeping with international standards.”
She further stated, “We look forward to the continued work with staff of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, other Ministries and stakeholders in the community in the forthcoming design and consultation processes.”
The successful Consultant will be required to review preliminary designs and produce options for outline designs of a new hospital, to be constructed at the existing hospital site providing for minimum disruption of services, and including preliminary specifications and an indicative budgets.
At least three outline designs will need to be produced in consultation with key stakeholders, including potential for sub-options if necessary to maximise flexibility in delivering the agreed functional content.
Tender Submissions should be sent to The Chairperson, Public Procurement Board, Ministry of Finance and Economic Management, Brades, Montserrat, no later than 12:00 mid-day Eastern Caribbean time on Wednesday October 9, 2019.
The opening of the tenders will be at 2:00pm Eastern Caribbean Time on Wednesday October 9, 2019; however this date is subject to change.
Further details on the ‘Invitation to Tender’ on this project are available online. Hard copies can be downloaded from the Government of Montserrat website at http://www.gov.ms/tenders/. Electronic tender packs can be downloaded, completed and submitted via the myTenders Portal at https://www.mytenders.co.uk/ . Individuals sending electronic submissions to this tender, should register their interest on myTenders at the earliest opportunity.
The direct link to the Tender documents is: http://www.gov.ms/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/ITT-for-Montserrat-New-Glendon-Hospital-Preliminary-Design-_FINAL.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1AaKevP15h4z9KQIHKLVxMufESEJiZUaJqx_MVk5fFfeD3u2FvPZbsMZ8
Bidders requiring any clarification should write to Ms. Harjinder Jutle, Head of Procurement at Jutleh@gov.ms no later than Monday September 30, 2019, and should copy in Mrs. Camille Thomas-Gerald at firstname.lastname@example.org. Queries received after the deadline will not be answered.
Under the Montserrat Capital Investment Programme for Resilient Economic Growth (CIPREG), the UK Government will provide up to £30 million over five years (2018- 2023) for strategic infrastructure development on Montserrat, to support economic growth, enhance resilience against natural disasters and promote the role of the private sector. Key projects include: laying fibre optics cable to improve the internet connectivity of the island; upgrading road and bridges; renovation of the Montserrat Secondary School and the construction 8 of social housing.