In terms of the impact of Hurricane Irma on the existing hospital, services were limited for several days and the hospital gradually regained part of its service capacity. However, precarious conditions remain. For example, the fire detection system and generator are still not functional. Out-of-country referrals have increased as well as the increased use of containers for storage and work spaces. These impacts further underline the critical need for the new hospital to be designed with a structure and features that will increase the hospital’s ability to withstand category 5 plus hurricane level winds (200mph+) and to adequately prepare for and mitigate disaster impacts so as to provide continuity of care in the context of disasters.
Based on the urgent need of assistance, a grant has been made available to the SMMC for the Hospital Resiliency and Preparedness Project. This is because Sint Maarten is responding to a natural disaster and preparing for imminent weather events during the ongoing hurricane season. The World Bank and Sint Maarten recognized the urgency of initiating emergency response efforts in light of the risks presented by the ongoing hurricane season and prepared the project in an expedited manner.
In total we expect to have 15 World Bank projects up for public tender. The projects consist of the purchase of goods, several civil work projects in the field of construction, renovation and technical installation works.
Early December 2018 our first World Bank project will come up for public tender. All projects are expected to be up for tender in the first half of the year 2019.
In order for you to participate or if you are interested to participate in one of our World Bank Projects, we invite you to pre-register your company in the link below.
Our Project Management Unit (PMU) will keep you updated an informed when the projects that you are interested in come up for tender and will able to send you the tender documents.
For further project information please check this webpage under Projects
For the project information please check this webpage under Project status