It’s now an annual tradition since the PDM Government took office. The tendering process to provide one-year’s worth of service for the people of Montserrat to get to and from Antigua.
The government announced today that they are now accepting proposals for the upcoming contractual year, which begins October 1, 2018. The company behind the MV Jaden Sun are the current contract holders, until September 30, 2018.
According to a release from the GIU, “the ferry procurement process is being conducted by the Office of the Premier with support from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management, and is regarded as a critical aspect of Montserrat’s development agenda.
“Potential bidders are invited to submit tenders for the Montserrat ferry service to operate a fully crewed vessel between Montserrat and Antigua, with occasional services to other neighbouring islands. The contract is expected to take effect from Monday, October 1, 2018 for a period of 12 months.
“Tenders are to be submitted by 12:00 midday (Eastern Caribbean Time) on Wednesday, August 1, 2018.
“The electronic document ‘Invitation to Tender for Montserrat Ferry Services’ can be downloaded and submitted via the myTenders portal at https://www.mytenders.co.uk/. Bidders who intend to make an electronic submission to this tender, are asked to register their interest on ‘myTenders’ at the earliest opportunity. Individuals submitting tenders electronically are encouraged to allow sufficient time to upload the necessary documents before the deadline.
Hard copy tenders are also being accepted. Hard copies (paper copy) can be downloaded from the Government of Montserrat website at http://www.gov.ms/tenders. Tenders can be submitted by hand following the guidelines specified in the tender document. Bidders are encouraged to follow all the guidelines to ensure that their bids meet all the requirements for submission.
“Following the August 1st submission deadline, the tender evaluation process will begin on August 2nd and end on August 10th. The Office of the Premier and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management has set Monday, August 20, 2018 as the expected date to award the tender.
“Bidders who require clarifications or queries relating to the tender should submit these on the myTenders Portal http://www.mytenders.org or in writing to Ms Harjinder Jutle, email@example.com no later than 12.00 midday (Eastern Caribbean Time) on Monday, July 23, 2018.”
The current ferry contract ends on Sunday, September 30, 2018.
Direct Link to ‘Government of Montserrat Tender For Ferry Service’