Saturday 22 February, 2020

Five bidders pre-qualify for schools energy efficiency pilot project

The Jamaica Schools Energy Efficiency and Solar PPP Pilot Project aims to reduce the electricity cost to public schools and ultimately reduce the fiscal burden to the government.

The Jamaica Schools Energy Efficiency and Solar PPP Pilot Project aims to reduce the electricity cost to public schools and ultimately reduce the fiscal burden to the government.

Five bidders have pre-qualified for the Schools Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy PPP Pilot Project, following a request made by the Government of Jamaica, through the National Education Trust in April.

The Jamaica Schools Energy Efficiency and Solar PPP Pilot Project aims to reduce the electricity cost to public schools and ultimately reduce the fiscal burden to the government.

The project involves the use of Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Systems to generate cheaper electricity for the schools. The NET initiative is a pilot project with 30 public secondary schools, located across the island.

The Enterprise Team is chaired by Nicholas Scott and includes representatives from the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, Ministry of Education, Youth & Information, Attorney’s General Chambers and Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica. Castalia Strategic Advisors has been appointed as Transaction Advisors.  The DBJ, GoJ’s Privatisation Agency and PPP Unit, provides Transaction Management and Secretariat Services on the transaction.

The public opening of the bids received by the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) on May 29 the offices of the DBJ. The bank confirmed the receipt of 10 bids as at the bid submission deadline date.

After evaluation of the bids by the Evaluation Team and subsequent approval by the Enterprise Team, five bidders were prequalified. The names of the pre-qualified bidders are as follows:

Consortium of Soventix GmbH/MPC Renewable Energies GmbH/5nd Productos Electrónicos S.A.

Consortium of Communications Solutions & Consulting Limited (trading as Comsol) and Living Energy International AS (Living Energy)

Consortium of Roswall Inc, Williams Evergreen Limited and Brison Developments Limited

Consortium of China Harbour Engineering Corporation Limited, Shanghai BiNY Electric Co. Limited and Caribbean Maritime University (CHEC-BiNY-CMU)

Consortium of China Machinery Engineering Corporation and Caribbean Maritime University.

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