The National Emergency Operations Centre’s (NEOC) new building is one step closer to entering the construction phase after 14 prospective bidders recently viewed the site where the new building is expected to be constructed.
Bidders from local and international firms toured the Wailing Road location on May 3 during a pre-bidding conference hosted by officers from the Procurement Unit in the Ministry of Finance and the Department of Disaster Management on May 3.
Director of Projects Dr Drexel Glasgow said he was happy with the interest portrayed by the bidders towards the project and revealed that a total of 18 potential bidders have already requested the bidding documents.
This project, according to the director, “will be a flagship of the territory’s resilience”.
“We see this as a showcase facility that will demonstrate how resiliency can be achieved in critical facilities such as the NEOC. The specifications and standards used for this project will also be utilised for other government facilities being rehabilitated through the CDB loan,” Dr Glasgow said.
Prior to touring the site, the prospective bidders were debriefed on the tender process requirements and were able to ask questions relating to the project.
The deadline for all sealed bids is on Tuesday, May 21.
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