The Waste Management Authority announced today that six (6) Developers were short listed for the VIWMA Integrated Waste management Project. A total of 12 firms responded to the VIWMA Request for Qualifications (RFQ) issued on August 14, 2015. After careful review and evaluation of the qualifications packages by a team comprised of VIWMA staff, six (6) private developer teams were selected to participate in the next step of the procurement process.
VIWMA is soliciting the private sector development of an Integrated Waste Management Project using the waste streams currently available and regulated by the VIWMA on the islands of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.
The shortlisted developers will now participate in a Request for Proposals (RFP) process to compete to finance, plan, design, permit, construct, own, operate and maintain the most cost effective waste management facility which may include production of energy, fuel, recycled materials, and/or other products. The RFP, with the assistance of GBB, was issued October 9, and detailed proposals are due January 8, 2016. At this time, the ensuing Service Contract is anticipated to include a twenty (20) operating year term.
Selected Developers are:
- Caribbean W2E Conversion USVI, Inc.
- Concord Blue
- Eco Waste Solutions (EWS)
- Oasis Construction Services
- V Energy Group
The two landfills operated by the VIWMA are scheduled to be closed soon and this procurement process will engage a private developer to form a public-private partnership to help the VIWMA transition from a landfill dependent system to one that is integrated to address all of the waste management needs of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Authority looks forward to receiving and evaluating proposals that will help reduce the costs of waste management and increase sustainable materials management activities.