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Fresh controversy over selection of new bidder to build energy plant
2013-10-06 11:58:24 | (0 Comments)
Energise Jamaica, the third ranked bidder for the 360-megawatt energy plant, has expressed surprise and disappointment at the decision of the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) to name Energy World International (EWI) as the preferred bidder.
The consortium has also challenged at least one of the bid prices announced by the OUR.
EWI was named the preferred bidder after the consortium of Azurest Cambridge failed to meet Friday’s deadline to post the US$6.9 million bond as required by the OUR.
The involvement of the Hong Kong-based company has been mired in controversy since a report by the Office of the Contractor General raised questions about the role played by Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell in its participation.
In a statement released yesterday, Energise Jamaica said it wanted to register its complete dissatisfaction with the evaluation exercise.
The group says it also joins with others who have called for full disclosure of the evaluation report, along with the terms of reference given to the international consultant Mott MacDonald.
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