Bid released for dump consultants

| 29/05/2014

(CNS): The government has begun its search for a qualified consultancy firm to create both a national waste management strategy and an outline business case to drive the procurement of the garbage solution for the landfills in George Town and the Sister islands. In the details posted on the Central Tenders Committee website the ministry with responsibility for rubbish is looking for proposals from consultant teams, which will include a financial consultant and a solid waste management expert who will lead the team to contract with government as the prime consultant. Whoever wins the bid is expected to prepare the new Waste Management Strategy and then the Business Case as required by the Framework for Fiscal Responsibility (FFR) before the dump itself goes to tender.

The full package of relevant documents will be available for collection from next Wednesday at the Government Administration Building and the deadline is noon on Wednesday, 16 July.  Those wishing to bid will need to leave a $5,000 cheque bond.

The strategic outline case, which was prepared by the steering committee, was made public last week by the ministry and marked the first step on the slow and costly journey to find the private sector partner to finance and assist government find a strategy for the future of waste-management and address the ever growing George Town dump.

According to the SOC, government will spend some $4 million over the next two years on fees and administrative costs to meet the terms of the FFR and the procurement process.

Once a partner and waste-management expert is identified, dealing with the dump and setting a new waste-management system in place is expected to cost more than $100 million.

Government has said it is looking for a system that will cost no more to run each year than it currently spends on collection and management. It is not clear what that will mean for the public and how future garbage fees, which government has a poor track record of collecting, will be charged.

See related article on CNS and RFP below: 

$4m-just-on-dump-process

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Wow, so many fully qualified experts on here…surprised Cayman needs a government at all. Can all of you publish your names and qualifications? Could save CIG a bunch…

  2. Anonymous says:

    Can someone do a little bit of research and let the public know how much this and past governments have spent on consultants for this?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hi, I would like to offer my consultancy services to the Cayman Islands government. For a mere fee on CI500k or 2500 an hour I will spend the next 2.5 years writing reports on the next steps in the process for remediating the GT Landfill. I promise that it will effectively delay the process until the people have forgotten that there is actually a need to do something. And it will be full of big wordsthe say nothing and hopefully confuse most readers into believing that we are actually intelligent people looking out for their best interests. I will also add in several key statements the say a lot while promising nothing and at the end of each report there will be small nearly non readable print that clearly explains nothing in legible detail.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Why don't we move all the hotels and schools , the beach and George Town to East End. Now know one ever thought of that idea did they….did they?

     

  5. Anonymous says:

    If you give me $3M I will tell you what to do…….MOVE IT!

    i will put the invoice in the post.

     

  6. Brain says:

    I know why don't we move it out of town………

  7. Anonymous says:

    Too Funny!

    Consultancy Fee = I just stole another 2 million. 

  8. Anonyanmous says:

    I love my country as a result  I will give the Ministry and the Hon. Mr. Bodden a link to find the 100 best solid waste management and recycling companies in the USA for the year 2013.

    http://waste360.com/%5Bprimary-term%5D/2013-waste-age-100-0

    Here do your reseach, save the country some money, contact the best and let the bidding war begin. Stop the political corruption, cut out the middle man  and fronting ensure that the people of these islands get the best value for money. 

     

  9. Anonyanmous says:

    Maybe the government could deal directly with Wheelabrator Waste Management to receive a appropriate bid and contract the dump out to them instead of going thru an intemediary thus getting the desired result by fixing the dump.  Here is some information on Wheelabrator that government will find useful.

    http://www.wheelabratortechnologies.com/press-room/wheelabrator-westchester-and-white-plains-linen-receive-2014-earth-day-award/

  10. Anonymous says:

    Here we go again…Cayman must be the Consultancy capital of the world. I wonder if anyone has ever counted up the amount of money successive governments have wasted on consultancy reports that are done and never usutilised or just simply discarded.

    When will we ever learn?

  11. Anonymous says:

    So I should put up $5000 to see what they want?

    Eligibility: Interested firms are required to meet the eligibility criteria which are included as PASS/ FAIL issues in the evaluation section of the Tender Documents

    Evaluation: The criteria for evaluation and the relative points weighting are included in the Tender Documents. Particular attention will be paid to prior experience and the consultant’s technical capability to complete the Work

    Tender Bond will be forfeited for those persons who do not submit a substantive Tender

    What a sick mind that came up with this.

     What if i read the tender and dont like what it says ?

    This is Built in failure……….. Typical………..or is the winner known allreay?

     

     

    • Anonymous says:

      The $5K bond is simply to ensure that only those companies that are genuinely interested and intending to submit a tender actually pick up the documents.

      • Anonymous says:

        I am really interested but dont want to pay any money to see the tender

        isn't it on line? shouldnt it be? I did look for it and read the other information available 

        that said if  you dont know whats inside..Makes me wonder

        If i do an FOI request it may take too long to recieve the information its Due in July and must be submitted to get $$$ back

    • Anonymous says:

      Exactly! 

  12. Anonymous says:

    Why is there a Department of Environmental Health and what are the policy advisors in the Ministry and the senior management of DEH employed to do year after year if they are unable to understand what Cayman needs and the strategies required after 30 years to help the islands? To spend 4m on consulatants for a plan is mind blowing and to be told in the SOC that a solution  could be available by 2019 is unacceptable.

    • Anonymous says:

      The FFR stipulates that INDEPENDENT consultants must be used for develop such requirements. If indepent persons were not used then the cry would be that Civil Servants were setting up things for thier family/friends/ etc. We cannot have it both ways.

      I do agree however, that we should be pushing for earlier completion of the solution.