VIP stalwart Claude Skelton Cline has been awarded a new $144,000 contract to provide consultancy services to government.
This was revealed in government’s latest post-Cabinet statement which confirmed that Cline’s company, Grace Consulting, has been awarded the contract for 12 months.
The contract will run from September 18, 2019, to August 17, 2020.
“[Cabinet] approved the request for waiver of the tender process in favour of Grace Consulting, that is deemed to be a suitable company having successfully executed deliverables in a just-concluded contract and provided evidence of the same,” the statement read.
“[Cabinet] approved [the] fee at the rate of twelve thousand dollars ($12,000) per month in accordance with the draft contract, and to be payable periodically upon presentation of invoices, and accompanied with status reports of the deliverables under the consultancy,” the statement added.
This is the second time since taking office in late February that the Andrew Fahie-led administration has waived the tender process to award Cline a consultancy contract.
The first contract was for a six-month period and valued $98,000.
It tasked Cline’s company Grace Consulting with advising government on how to create a climate-resilient and renewable energy unit, along with other similar projects.
Grace Consulting was also responsible to lead negotiations with stakeholders in the telecommunication sector, and discussions on the status and future of Prospect Reef.
They were also expected to head negotiations for new Cruise Line Berthing Agreements as well as to identify and facilitate a seaplane tour excursion initiative.
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