Numerous School Refurbishment And Rebuilding Projects In Progress

PR – In an effort to create and sustain a conducive learning and teaching environment for teachers and students, the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Public Utilities, Energy, Transport & Implementation continues to work collaboratively with the Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development, Religious Affairs and Information in assurance of this reality.

School refurbishment, for the period 2020, is funded through three main sources, which are the Government of Grenada (local fund), Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) through programmes of the Grenada Education Enhancement Project (GEEP) and the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF).

In 2019, the Ministry of Infrastructure Development secured EC $14 million additional financing from the Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (RDVR) for forty-seven (47) high priority schools, in need of refurbishment. These projects are in the process of bidding and refurbishment is expected to commence in the last quarter of 2020 and end in the first quarter of 2021.

While the procurement process for each of these projects differs, one stipulation of the Procurement Board for Maintenance of Schools, or any project required to be funded under the local budgetary line ‘Government of Grenada: projects that exceed EC $15,000’, is that it must be tendered. The process involves bidding from contractors and undertaking an evaluation of the contactors’ experience and qualifications, before a contract can be awarded.

The U.S. $15 million signed agreement between the Government of Grenada and the Caribbean Development Bank, under the Grenada Enhancement Project (GEEP), has secured funding for nine (9) schools to date. The first phase of the project entails expansion and rehabilitation work in six (6) schools, in Grenada. Presently, final designs and costings are in progress for two (2) secondary schools, which will be relocated, along with one (1) primary school, to be built in the same location. Under BNTF, construction, expansion and rehabilitation for three (3) pre-primary schools continues at an estimated cost of EC $5 million.

General school maintenance is ongoing. In the academic year 2019, EC $1.2 million was spent on day-to-day major and minor repairs in schools throughout Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Both Ministries involve remain committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for the nation’s teachers and students.

The following is a breakdown on the status on the school rehabilitation projects, under the Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (RDVR):

SCHOOL REHABILITATION PROJECTS

WORLD BANK REGIONAL DISASTER VULNERABILITY REDUCTION PROJECT

 

Item School Status
1. St. Matthew’s R.C. School To be Tendered
2. St. Michael’s R.C. School To be Tendered
3. Holy Innocents Anglican School To be Tendered
4. St. Joseph’s Convent, St. Andrew To be Tendered
5. Grenville Secondary School To be Tendered
6. Telescope Primary School To be Tendered
7. Paraclete Government School To be Tendered
8. Westerhall Secondary School To be Tendered
9. Westerhall Pre-School To be Tendered
10. St. Theresa’s R.C. School To be Tendered

 

11. Windsor Forest Pre-School To be Tendered
12.  Mt. Rose SDA Primary School To be Tendered
13. St. Patrick’s Anglican School To be Tendered
14. St. Patrick’s R.C. Primary School To be Tendered
15. Mc Donald College To be Tendered
16. St. Mark’s Secondary School To be Tendered
17. Wesley College To be Tendered
18. Park View Pre-School To be Tendered
19. Boca Secondary School To be Tendered
20. Anglican High School To be Tendered
21. Springs Pre-School To be Tendered
22. Boca Secondary School To be Tendered
23. Holy Innocent Anglican To be Tendered
24. Happy Hill Primary School To be Tendered
25. Boca Pre-School To be Tendered
26. Constantine Methodist School To be Tendered
27. Presentation Brothers College Main Building To be Tendered
28. St. Joseph’s Convent, St. George To be Tendered
29. Bonair Government School To be Tendered
30. St. Peter Roman Catholic School To be Tendered
31. Tivoli Sacred Heart R.C. Primary School To be Tendered
32. Victoria School for Special Education To be Tendered
33. Corinth Government School To be Tendered
34. Ford Pre-School To be Tendered
35. St. George’s SDA Primary School To be Tendered
36. St. Michael’s RC School To be Tendered
37. St. George’s Methodist School To be Tendered
38. St. George’s Anglican Junior School To be Tendered
39. St. George’s Anglican Senior School To be Tendered
40. Grenada Boy’s Secondary School To be Tendered
41. Calliste Government School To be Tendered
42. St. Louis R.C Girl’s School To be Tendered
43. Samaritan Presbyterian School To be Tendered
44. St. John Christian Secondary School To be Tendered
45. St. Patrick Anglican Primary School To be Tendered
46. St. Patrick RC Primary School To be Tendered
47. St. Rose Convent To be Tendered

 

  SCHOOL PROJECTS BASIC NEEDS TRUST FUND (BNTF)
Item School Status End date
1. Paradise Pre-Primary On schedule December 31st
2. Brizan/Happy Hill On schedule December 31st
3. St. Dominic’s R.C Completed

 

  SCHOOL PROJECTS

GRENADA EDUCATION ENHANCEMENT PROJECT (GEEP)

ITEM SCHOOL STATUS COMPLETION DATE
1. Presentation Brothers College – Multi-

Science Block and Retaining Wall

Construction Phase One year – 2021
2. Grenada Seventh Day Adventist

Comprehensive School – Multi-Science

Block

Construction Phase –

Temporary Building ongoing

16 Months – 2021
3. Bishops College, Refurbishment & Multi-

Science Block

Pre-Construction Phase,

Contract Awarded

18 Months 2021
4. Grenada Christian Academy – New

Facility

Design  Phase Construction to commence in 2021
5. St. Andrews Anglican School – New

Facility

Design Phase Construction to commence in 2021
6. St. David’s Catholic Secondary School Land Negotiation Construction to commence in 2021
7. St. Joseph Convent Retaining Wall, St.

Georges

Design Phase Construction to commence in 2020

 

    SCHOOL MAINTENANCE PROJECTS

LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUNDED

 
ITEM LEVEL  NAME OF SCHOOL ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN STATUS 
1. Pre -Primary Hillsborough General Repairs Ongoing
2. Pre – Primary L’Esterre Rosary General Repairs Ongoing
3. Pre-Primary Windward General Repairs Ongoing
4. Pre-Primary Mt. Rich General Repairs Ongoing
5. Pre-Primary River View General Repairs Ongoing
6. Pre-Primary Petite Martinique General Repairs Ongoing
7. Primary Petite Martinique General Repairs Ongoing
8. Primary Dover General Repairs Ongoing
9. Primary Holy Spirit Catholic Chantimelle General Repairs Ongoing
10. Primary River Sallee Government General Repairs Ongoing
11. Primary St. Andrew Methodist General Repairs Ongoing
12. Primary Woburn R.C General Repairs Ongoing
13. Primary Woburn Methodist General Repairs Ongoing
14. Primary St. Mary’s Catholic La Fillette Electrical Work Completed
15. Primary Blessed Sacrament General Repairs Ongoing
16. Primary Mt. Pleasant General Repairs T.B.A
17. Primary St. Joseph’s Catholic (Pomme

Rose)

General Repairs Ongoing
18. Primary St. David’s Catholic Primary General Repairs Ongoing
19. Secondary JW Fletcher Catholic Secondary

School

Refurbishment of Science

Lab and Building

Technology Lab

Ongoing
20. Special

Education

St. Andrew’s Handicraft Center General Repairs T.B.A
21. Special

Education

School for the Deaf General Repairs Ongoing