Costa Rica Invites Tenders for Hospital Center

In two weeks the country's social security agency (CCSS) will publish details of the bid criteria for the land where the hospital will be built.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The search is for a 15 hectare site or bigger close to the center of Cartago province, south east of the Costa Rica capital, San Jose.

"The terms and conditions are now finished and it just remains to get legal sign-off," the architect Gabriela Murillo Jenkins, CCSS Infrastructure Manager, told Nacion.com. At the same time CCSS is carrying out studies to determine the profile of the hospital required.

Work is expected to be completed within four years.

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Costa Rica Seeks Funding for Hospital Construction

September 2012

The Social Security Department has begun negotiations with the World Bank for $400 million to build a replacement hospital in Puntarenas, which was damaged by the recent earthquake.

The $400 million would also serve to finance other Social Security Department (CCSS) projects, including digital records, work on the new hospital in Cartago, and a new medical tower for the San Juan de Dios Hospital.

Costa Rica: Eleven Land Offers for Hospital

October 2010

The CCSS received land offers valued between $ 3 and $ 19.5 million for its new hospital in Cartago.

Gabriela Murillo, Infrastructure Manager for the Social Security Fund (CCSS), said the next step is to verify the offers received. She added the decision on which property will take several months.

Costa Rica to Build $35 Million Hospital

September 2010

Costa Rica's social security agency (CCSS) has begun the process of purchasing 10 hectares of land for the construction of the new William Allen Taylor health facility.

CCSS (known locally as the Caja) is now working on the building's design and in construction plans, commented the architect Gabriela Murillo Jenkins, CCSS infrastructure and technology manager.

Costa Rica: Heredia Hospital Construction Progresses

July 2009

With an $85 million total investment, works at the Heredia Hospital complex are 73% completed.

The six buildings comprising the hospital complex are already built, and they will be equipped between April and May 2010.

"...to the moment we have complied with each of the milestones in the schedule, so it is expected that Edica Ltda, the company in charge of equipping the buildings, could deliver the complex to the Costa Rican Social Insurance Authority by April 2010", said construction chief Robert Sánchez Acuña, in an article in Prensalibre.cr.

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