Linden water project…Chinese group’s bid exceeds engineer’s estimate by US$67M
China Jiangsu Construction Group yesterday submitted a $15 Billion (US$75M) bid for a project in Region 10 which local engineer’s estimate will cost $1.5 Billion (US$7.5M) – a whopping difference of $13.5 billion or US$67.5M.
For the project which falls under the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) six bids were submitted to the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) for the “Linden Water Supply Rehabilitation Treatment and Storage Works and Booster Stations.”
GWI recently announced a US$12M grant funded by Government through a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for the Linden Water Supply and Rehabilitation Programme (LWSRP)
The operation, which is scheduled for approval at the end of June 2012, will be executed by the Guyana Water Incorporated over a period of five (5) years, with the main objectives being to:
(1) Improve the operational performance of the Linden water supply system through the replacement and rehabilitation of its most critical components; treatment plants, ground and elevated storage tanks, booster stations, transmission mains, and sections of the distribution network.
(2) Improve the service provided to Linden customers by providing water that meets World Health Organisation (WHO) standard twenty-four hours per day.
(3) Strengthen GWI’s operational and financial performance by reducing non-revenue water and strengthening institutional capacity.
(4) Decrease energy consumption by optimizing water production and reducing the number of treatment plants
With an engineer’s estimate of $1,499,796,335 the bids submitted were:
|China Jiangsu Construction Group||$15,098,000,000|
|Project Engineering Consultant Ltd in collaboration with Oil Field and Marine Sales and Services Ltd||$2,077,711,090|
|R Bassoo & Sons Construction in collaboration with Dynamic Engineering Company||$1,152,123,317|
|China Light Industrial Corporation||US$ 9,905,199|
|B.K International Inc in collaboration with Water Tech Ltd||$1,731,212,151|
The NPTAB also received bids for the supply and delivery of fencing material for a project which falls under the Ministry of Agriculture’s Agricultural Sector Development Unit (ASDU)
The bids submitted:
|General Marine Company||$7,904,000|
|David Persaud Investments Ltd||US$36,300|
|Fix It Depot||$6,210,000|
Under the Ministry of Health, two bids were submitted for the supply of home-based care drugs and supplies for opportunistic infections and sexually transmitted infections. The bids:
|Health International Inc (Submitted with CD)||US$23,820.09¢|
|International Pharmaceutical Agency (IPA)||US$147,565.55¢|
Four price proposals were also submitted under the Ministry of Health for the provision of consultancy services.
The price proposals submitted were:
|Gavin Nicol||3.2% of contract sum|
|Innovative Engineering Consultancy Services||3.75% of design and supervision fees|
|E&A Consultants||3.5% of design and supervision fees|
|Kalitech Inc||4.5% of contract sum|