Jun 29, 2011 News
An oversight yesterday by officials at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) could have seen a contractor bidding for a contract denied the opportunity to have his tender opened and processed.
Interested contractors were requested, as usual, to submit bids to work on various government projects by Monday, in time for them to be publicly opened yesterday and their submitted costs read out aloud before the documents are sent for review by the ministry or other government entity that issued the invitation to tender.
After this first step of the tendering process was well underway yesterday morning, an alert employee at the NPTAB at Main and Urquhart streets office saw part of an envelope ‘peeping’ out of the slot through which envelopes with bidding information are deposited to settle in the tenders box.
The box, on which is marked ‘Insert Envelopes Here’ is a new one, and apparently has a faulty design that can sometimes cause deposited packages to become stuck just inside the slot instead of sliding down to the bottom for easy retrieval by staff on Tuesday mornings.
Fortunately, when the mistake was discovered NPTAB members were at that moment opening tenders for contracts on the same project for which contents of the overlooked envelope were submitted – Supply and Installation of PVC Transmission main: Watooka, Linden, Region No. 10. This bid was then allowed to join five others vying for the project contract.
Also at yesterday’s NPTAB meeting, among the leading bids on Government’s invitations to tender publicly unsealed by the National Procurement and Tenders Administration Board was a bid of $289.3 million to construct roads at Enmore-Hope. The engineer’s estimated cost for this project is $180.4 million.
For the Central Housing and Planning Authority projects, there were bids for the construction of roads in Mon Repos, La Reconnaissance; Construction of roads in Enmore-Hope; Construction of roads in Golden Grove-Diamond Place and construction of roads at Haslington, Golden Grove-Hope.
There were eight (8) bids for construction of roads at Enmore-Hope. The Engineer’s Estimate is $180,440,785. The bids:
|Eagle Transportation & General Construction||$148,866,338|
|Courtney Benn Contracting Service||$167,509,661|
|Guy America Construction||$173,926,136|
|Errol Cush Contracting Service||$179,665,502|
|H Nauth and Sons||$214,151,286|
|R.Bassoo & Sons||$289,303,928|
Six (6) bids for construction of roads at Golden Grove-Diamond Place. Engineer’s Estimate: $154,342,459
|Guy America Construction Inc.||$155,191,675|
|Courtney Benn Contracting Services Ltd.||$152,848,605|
|H Nauth &Sons||$154,782,218|
|R. Bassoo & Sons||$240,100,098|
Nine (9) bids for construction of roads at Haslington, Golden Grove-Hope. Engineer’s Estimate: $167,426,535
|Eagle Transportation & General Construction||$144,291,206|
|Falcon Transportation & Construction||$123,474,414|
|R.Bassoo & Sons||$269,977,313|
|Courtney Benn Contracting Services Ltd.||$159,500,336|
|H. Nauth & Sons||$175,639,077|
There were four (4) bids for the renovation of Old Stores Mazaruni Prisons. Engineer’s Estimate: $2,732,700
|William .F.N. Farrell||$2,697,500|
|Pacific Services System||$2,622,600|
Three (3) bids were submitted for the renovation of the Administration building at Mazaruni Prisons. Engineer’s Estimate: $3,982,992
|William F.N Farrell||$3,898,830|
With an Engineer’s Estimate of $2,752,704, the four (4) bids for the renovation of upper floor, Officer’s Sports Club at Mazaruni were as follows:
|William F.N Farrell||$2,758,400|
|Pacific Services System||$2,448,400|
For the Civil Defence Commission – Design of a national public education campaign disaster risk management (No engineer’s estimate for this consultancy)
|ESL Management Ltd, Jamaica||US$107,000|
Ministry of Agriculture, National Drainage and Irrigation Authority – Provision of services for the construction of East Demerara Water Conservancy Northern Relief Head Regulator, Public Road bridge and high level sluice outfall structure at Hope/Dochfour, E.C.D., Region Four. Engineer’s estimate: $86,070,000
|Simico Inc. and SRPN Engineering Associates Ltd – a joint venture||$183,300,000|
Ministry of Agriculture, National Drainage and Irrigation Authority – Construction of seepage canal at Bonasika, Boerasirie Conservancy, Region Three. Engineer’s estimate: $19,583,950
|Dwarka Nauth Construction||$18,316,625|
|S. Chan General Contracting||$24,371,100|
|F. Hussein Construction||$18,256,625|
Ministry of Agriculture, National Drainage and Irrigation Authority – Rehabilitation of structure and self-acting doors along Burnham Drive, Wismar, Linden, Region 10. Engineer’s estimate: $8,685,500
|Dwarka Nauth Construction||$7,772,700|
|F. Hussein Construction||$8,633,590|
|S. Khan General Contracting Services||$10,313,400|
|Muneshwar Bhola Construction||$7,383,540|
|Pioneer General Construction||$8,430,440|
|RNK Hudson Fabrication||$6,885,400|
Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation – Fabrication and installation of two extra-large pontoons. Engineer’s estimate: $160,884,028
|Guyana National Industrial Company||$74,931,227|
|Courtney Benn Construction Services||$138,224,514|
Ministry of Health – Specific rehabilitation Works to Malaria Clinic, Georgetown Public Hospital corporation compound. Engineer’s estimate: $2,547,940
|Horizon Equipment Rental and Tractor Services||$1,518,650|
|Rohit Persaud Contracting Services||$1,679,800|
|Pioneer General Construction||$3,181,140|
|P. Dookie and Son General Construction||$2,285,890|
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