Ministry of Justice Initiates Public Tender for Law Enforcement Institute of Sint Maarten

COLE BAY (December 6, 2023) – The Honorable Minister of Justice, Anna E. Richardson, is spearheading the establishment of a cutting-edge learning facility for the personnel of the Ministry of Justice. In a significant move towards this goal, Minister Richardson has officially published a public tender, inviting architectural firms to submit proposals for the design of the proposed school, which will be referred to as the Law Enforcement Institute of Sint Maarten (LEIS).

The vision for the facility will encompass

classrooms, a vehicle repair shop, Forensic lab (small), gymnasium, shooting range, social spaces and administrative offices.

The allocated property for the LEIS project is on Orange Grove Road, Cole Bay. The Ministry of Justice is committed to enhancing its services to the country, and thus the creation of LEIS is a crucial step towards continuously building and strengthening Sint Maarten’s law enforcement capacities.

Furthermore, the Ministry of Justice is extending an open invitation to eligible consulting firms to provide technical and financial proposals for consulting services for the development of a conceptual design of LEIS.

The scope of services includes the development of a conceptual design, rendering of the LEIS building, initial cost estimates, and budgetary requirements.

Interested parties must incorporate a Terms of Reference (TOR) which will serve as part of a bidding package for services to prepare the full design, considering guidelines and norms.

Minister Anna E. Richardson expressed her enthusiasm about the much-needed and long-overdue accredited education facility. “I am thrilled to see the Law Enforcement Institute of Sint Maarten become a reality. This initiative is a testament to our commitment to the continuous improvement of law enforcement capabilities. We will also work closely with the Ministry of Education to ensure that the facility and its curriculums meet accreditation standards and educational codes, providing our personnel with the best possible training,” summarized the Justice Minister.

The Consultant is expected to deliver within a period of two (2) months, which will be followed by the required review and approvals by the Ministry of Justice.

Interested parties are invited to visit the websites of the Ministry of Justice or Government of Sint Maarten

for full tender details to place their bids in accordance with the provided guidelines.

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