Waste Management Doc Now Public
A new document is the first step in steering the Cayman Islands towards a better waste management system.
The Strategic Outline Case (SOC) for the Cayman Islands Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWMS) has been released to the public this week. Prepared by the Steering Committee for the ISWMS, the SOC was approved by Cabinet earlier this month.
The SOC provides the facts and history of the solid waste management situation in the Cayman Islands, serving to inform the procurement process for the Integrated Solid Waste Management System.
Government will next issue a request for proposals (RFP) for a consultant to develop a national solid waste management strategy, as well as an outline business case (OBC) for an integrated solid waste management system. Independent consultancy is also required by Framework for Fiscal Responsibility (FFR), and the consultant will work closely with the Steering Committee and will refer to all the past studies and reports commissioned prior to this point.
The Ministry of Health is committed to following the procurement process laid down in the Framework for Fiscal Responsibility (FFR).
To this end, technical experts from various government and private sector agencies, who sit on the Steering Committee for the project, developed the document and will oversee the process of finding an integrated solid waste management solution.
Members include representatives from the Ministry of Health, Department of Environmental Health, Department of Environment, Ministry of Finance, Public Works Department, Public Health Department, Water Authority, Planning Department, and one private sector representative.
The committee will further be responsible for ensuring that the project encompasses five key stages also required by the FFR. These are the appraisal and business case, procurement, contract management, delivery and evaluation.
Minister responsible for Health Hon Osbourne Bodden thanked the Steering Committee for its hard work and assistance in preparing the SOC.
Assuring the public that the search for a waste management solution would remain transparent throughout, Minister Bodden added that his Ministry will issue regular updates throughout the process.
Although the SOC is being released to the public for informational purposes at this point, Government will undertake the comprehensive public consultations through the process of developing the national solid waste management strategy, and again when the outline business case is developed.
Acknowledging that, the country's landfills have reached a critical point that needs to be urgently addressed, Mr Bodden adds that: "The SOC is a key step towards the development of a solid waste strategy that will comprehensively and sensitively manage waste in the Cayman Islands for the next 50 years."
For further information contact: Suzette Ebanks