Cabinet Approves Multimillion Contracts for Systems Software, Road Work

Cabinet has approved the award of a $69,300,000 contract (US$1,050,000) to the United States-based Starlims Corporation for the supply and installation of laboratory information systems software at the National Public Health Laboratory.
“The software is being acquired under the government of Jamaica/World Bank HIV/AIDS prevention and control project and will enhance the management information system for the National Public Health Laboratory, the Blood Bank and its associated regional laboratories,” said < Minister of Information and Development, Hon. Donald Buchanan at Monday's (Feb.19) post Cabinet press briefing held at Jamaica House. Cabinet, at yesterday's sitting, also approved a $22,925,850.75 contract to Surrey Paving and Aggregate Company Limited, for works to be carried out on Collie Smith Drive in South St. Andrew. Mr. Buchanan informed that the contract will provide for the construction of curbs and sidewalks along Collie Smith Drive as well as the preparation of the existing road surface to receive an overlay of asphalt concrete. "This will make for Collie Smith Drive to be a much better access road than it now is and it will provide for a greater ease of movement for the people in that community," he said.

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