The Ministry of the Environment received 17 proposals from the expression of interest (EOI) application for the management and operation of the New Providence landfill, Guardian Business can confirm.
The proposals came from the following companies: Bahamas WTP Ltd., Clleen Water and Power, RRI Global, Eastern Waste Systems, Inc., OMNI Corporate Services Ltd., Marine Contractors Inc. Bahamas, Bahamas Processing & Trading, Bahamas Waste, Valoriza Servicios Medioambientales S.A., New Providence Smart Power, Gold Seal Industries LLC, Supernova Dominicana SRL, EnviroQuip, Apapa International (Nassau) Ltd., Providence Advisors, NP Eco-Park Ltd., and EBT Services International & Gel Tech Solutions.
The next step is for a review of these proposals to take place.
The government recently put out the EOI for a potential investor, with the intention to “solicit proposals” from suitably qualified private sector providers.
According to the EOI form, the potential investor will enter into a concession agreement with the government that will set out how the company will develop and implement the proposal on a build, operate and transfer basis. The term of the concession agreement and the public-private partnership will be for five years.
The terms and conditions of the EOI states, “This EOI shall not commit or bind the ministry whatsoever to proceed to the RFP (request for proposal) process or to award a contract.
“The ministry reserves the complete right to disregard all EOIs at any time and for any reason, and to terminate the competitive selection process, with no liability to any party whatsoever.
“All responses submitted to the ministry become the property of the ministry immediately upon such submission.”
The EOI form also points out that the landfill site is estimated to have received a range of “inert, non-inert and hazardous waste for more than 40 years”.
The EOI form also notes that a proposal from a potential investor must include an investment proposal for the landfill site, a remediated municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill, facilities for processing recyclable materials and the proper handling of industrial waste, a recreational area and the projected increase in waste generation associated with future development.