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RFP for GT Landfill

The GT landfill

Proposals for the redevelopment of the George Town landfill will be solicited by the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) under the Ministry of District Administration, Works, Lands and Agriculture (DAWLA) on behalf of the Cayman Islands Government from Wednesday, 6 October 2010.

All entities interested in providing a Comprehensive Solid Waste Disposal Management Facility and Waste-to-Energy Facility (CSWDMF & WTEF) in Grand Cayman should respond to the Request for Proposal (RFP) by noon, 19 November 2010.

Currently, the George Town landfill receives all types of waste and recyclables. The existing method of land filling municipal waste is not sustainable.

The government is therefore seeking an entity that will manage all waste generated in Grand Cayman through the establishment of a Comprehensive Solid Waste Disposal Management Facility and Waste-to-Energy Facility, while enhancing the island's recycling capabilities and producing green by-products such as biofuels and composting.

Also, entities will be required to provide future waste disposal management options for the Sister Islands.

"The issue of a RFP is a long anticipated and welcomed step in the process of redevelopment of the George Town landfill," says Minister for District Administration, Works, Lands and Agriculture, the Hon. Juliana O'Connor-Connolly. "The Ministry is seeking an entity that will provide a practical and reasonable long-term waste management solution for the Cayman Islands."

Details of the RFP and tender packages can be picked up from the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) Administration office located at 580 North Sound Road between the hours of 8:30am to 5:00pm.

All relevant documents will be provided in the tender package. Documents will also be available on the Government's Central Tender Committee website, www.centraltenders.gov.ky

Interested parties must be mindful of the noon deadline on 19 November as late submissions will not be accepted.

Excluded from the RFP will be the collection of residential and commercial waste; this will still fall under the responsibilities of the Department of Environmental Health.

For further information, please contact DEH at 949-6696.