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Cayman Islands Government

Contractors Can Pre-qualify

Licensed small contractors are invited to attend an open house to discuss pre-qualification requirements for the first phase of the National Housing Development Trust's (NHDT) Affordable Housing Project.

The open house will take place in the Mary Miller Memorial Hall located on the Light House School property, Red Bay, at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, 17 December.

Housing Minister the Hon. Mike Adam, MBE said the Ministry is hosting the open house in conjunction with the NHDT to share information with contractors who wish to bid for work in this project.

Scheduled to start in early 2010, the programme will see the construction of affordable housing in West Bay and East End initially, with later plans for developments in George Town and Bodden Town. "I accordingly urge all licensed small contractors who are interested in bidding on this project to attend this important meeting," Mr. Adam said.

He explained that the open house will enable licensed small contractors to go through a pre-qualification process, following which they will be placed on an approved list.

However, the Minister also pointed out that even if a contractor pre-qualifies, in keeping with government tendering procedures he will still be required to go through a publicly advertised tendering process.

Any contractor who is seeking to pre-qualify must have at least a reputable history in general and housing construction, as well as a valid trade and business licence.

At the meeting, the NHDT will also discuss with prospective contractors any additional existing conditions for pre-qualification. Information packages will also be distributed.

(GIS)

For further information contact: Prudence Barnes