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January 1, 2014

Ministry issues tender for environmental and engineering consultants, January 2014

Cayman Islands Ministry of District Administration, Tourism and Transport

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (16 January, 2014) The Ministry of District Administration Tourism and Transport is seeking consultancy services for the Cruise Berthing Facility and has issued a Tender requesting proposals from qualified and eligible Environmental & Engineering Consultants.

Interested companies have approximately five weeks to prepare their submissions prior to the deadline of 29 January, 2014 and the RFP documents can only be collected at the Government Administration Building in order to encourage local participation.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism, Hon. Moses Kirkconnell whose Ministry is overseeing the development of the cruise berthing facility stated that “the distribution of the RFP in December accords with the schedule in the Outline Business Case which was released to the public and openly discussed during public meetings held in November 2013.”

The Minister also reiterated that procurement for the cruise berthing facility is following an open, transparent and competitive process as required by the Framework for Fiscal Responsibility (FFR). In July 2013, Government contracted PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to provide financial consultancy services together with Mott Mac Donald as engineering and environmental sub consultants.

According to CTC procedures, the company that wins the bidding process is required to have a Trade and Business license before a contract to provide the requested services can be signed. Since the terms of reference for the EIA were developed by Mott Mac Donald, to avoid any unfair advantage, Mott Mac Donald has not been permitted to submit a bid.

The port development documents, including the Strategic Case, the Outline Business Case and the terms of reference for the environmental impact assessment are posted on the Ministry’s website at www.mtd.gov.ky.