Tender notice posted for 15 ambulances

Pre-med ambulances used in the Maldives.

Finance Ministry of Maldives has posted a tender notice for 15 ambulances.

The tender notice, posted last Thursday, reads that the Ministry of Finance is seeking a party to supply and deliver 15 ambulances needed by Ministry of Health.

Interested parties need to pay a non-refundable registration fee of MVR 1,500 to join the bidding process. The registration fee can be paid any working day until May 9; from 8:30 am to 12 noon during working days outside of Ramadan, and from 10 am to 12 noon during working days during the month of Ramadan.

The notice also states that a bid security of MVR 50,000 has to be paid within the first 148 days after bids are unsealed.

Lack of an ambulance is an issue faced by many islands of the Maldives.