Hon. Moses Kirkconnell Speech from Ministry of Tourism 2017 Budget Speech

2016 – 2017 Development Summary
I am also pleased with the steady progress being made with respect the Cruise Berthing Facility and Cargo port redevelopment. To recap the activities over this fiscal, from 2016 to present:

In July 2016 international engineering firm Royal HaskoningDHV were appointed by the Central Tenders Committee to undertake the civil engineering design works related to the piers.

Later that year, in December 2016, the Ministry issued a request for proposals notice (RFP) seeking suitably qualified consultants to assist with the development of the contracts that would be required for the commercial, financial and legal aspects of the project. The consultants would also be required to draft the tender documents ahead of the final bid process.

In March 2017, it was announced that KPMG had won the bid and were appointed by the Central Tenders Committee to provide those financial and commercial services.

Two months later in May 2017, the Ministry initiated the process to prequalify bidders for the next phase of the project. Prospective bidders were tasked with demonstrating their ability to design, build, finance and maintain the two cruise piers and expand the cargo facilities, in keeping with the Outline Business Case approved by Cabinet.

The Ministry has now concluded its evaluation of the pre- qualification process and having received approval from CTC, bidders were informed of results through the Bonfire system through which submissions were made. Notifications were distributed last week.