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EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
THE NORTH CENTRAL REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY INVITES
"EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST" FROM INDIVIDUALS/COMPANIES WISHING TO
PROVIDE RENTAL SPACE FOR HEALTH CENTRE SERVICES IN THE
MARACAS/ST JOSEPH AREA
1. Interested Parties are invited to submit proposals which should include but not be limited to:
? • Minimum 2500 sq feet of office space
4 washrooms ( 2 for staff and 2 for public, wheelchair accessible )
Parking for 10 cars
Preferably located on or close to the Maracas Royal Road and easily accessible to the travelling public
Ramp for easy access by patients who are physically challenged
2. The proposals should also include:
A Valid Income Tax Certificate;
A Valid VAT Clearance Certificate;
A Valid NIB Clearance Certificate;
Certificate of Incorporation, Certificate of Registration and/or Certificate of Continuance (as applicable);
Recent reference to similar services completed and;
Financial statements and/or Audited reports where applicable for the past three (3) years
3. Any further information may be obtained from Dr. Raveed Khan at 645-2640/2645 Ext: 2097.
4. The ORIGINAL AND SIX (6) COPIES OF THE ENTIRE ORIGINAL EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) must
be placed in sealed envelopes addressed to:
The Chairman of the Tenders Committee
North Central Regional Health Authority
Building 39, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex
Uriah Butler Highway, Champs Fleurs
And clearly marked:
"Expression of Interest" from Individuals/Companies wishing to provide Rental Space for
Health Centre Services in the Maracas/St. Joseph Area
5. The envelope(s) must be deposited personally in the Tender Box at the Tenders Department, at the
above address no later than 2:00 pm on Monday 28th April, 2014.
6. Individuals/Companies will be required to sign a form indicating the date and time of deposit of the EOI.
7. The Authority does not bind itself to any offer.
8. Late offers will not be considered
9. Failure to comply with any of these instructions may result in the EOI not being considered.
10. The Authority reserves the right to cancel the present EOI in its entirety or partially, without defraying any
cost incurred by any firm in submitting its EOI.
ARLINGTON---Rescuers using small bulldozers and
their bare hands yesterday looked for victims and
survivors of a deadly mudslide as local officials
said they did everything they could to keep the
rural community safe in the years before the catas-
Snohomish County Emergency Management
Director John Pennington said that following a
2006 landslide in the area, authorities took steps
to mitigate risks and tell local residents about
potential hazards. But he said the sheer size of this
slide---which destroyed a neighbourhood, likely
killing at least 24 and leaving dozens missing---was
"It haunts me," a sometimes emotional Pennington
said at news conference. "I think we did what we
could do. Sometimes large slides happen."
Pennington said the landslide risk has been high
this winter, and the Department of Natural Resources
put out warnings on a routine basis.
He added officials will try to learn from this tragedy.
Authorities also told reporters they expect to soon
have an updated number of people believed miss-
They are working off a list of 176 unaccounted for,
though some names were thought to be duplicates
and the number should decrease. Pennington said
officials would have a revised figure later Wednes-
Two additional bodies were recovered Tuesday,
while eight more were located in the debris field
from Saturday s slide 55 miles northeast of Seattle.
That brings the likely death toll to 24, though author-
ities are keeping the official toll at 16 until the eight
other bodies are recovered.
"We haven t lost hope that there s a possibility
that we can find somebody alive in some pocket
area," said Travis Hots, a county fire chief.
Authorities said they are doing everything they
can to keep responders safe as the increasingly des-
perate search progresses in mud and debris amid the
threat of flash flooding. Searchers "got beat up" in
Tuesday s rainy weather, operations section chief
Steve Westlake noted.
A 2010 report commissioned by Snohomish
County to comply with a federal law warned that
neighbourhoods along the Stillaguamish River were
among the highest-risk areas, The Seattle Times
The hillside that collapsed Saturday outside of
the community of Oso was one highlighted as par-
ticularly dangerous, according to the report by Cal-
ifornia-based engineering and architecture firm
"For someone to say that this plan did not warn
that this was a risk is a falsity," said report author
and Tetra Tech program manager Rob Flaner.
A 1999 report by geomorphologist Daniel Miller,
although not about housing, raised questions
about why residents were allowed to build homes
in the area and whether officials took proper pre-
"I knew it would fail catastrophically in a large-
magnitude event," though not when it would happen,
said Miller, who was hired by the US Army Corps
of Engineers to do the study.
A year later, the Army Corps warned in another
study that lives would be at risk if the hillside
collapsed, The Daily Herald of Everett reported.
It haunts me
A flag, put up
the area, stands
in the ruins of a
home left at the
end of a deadly
about a mile
Tuesday, in Oso,
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