Rehabilitation and maintenance of the Linden to Lethem road may commence shortly, as nine tenders for the segments of the project were opened on Tuesday.
Bids for the project, which is being overseen by the Ministry of Public Works, were opened in the boardroom of the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB).
The project has been divided into lots, and the engineer’s estimate for Lots 1, 2 and 3 are $48,815,500, $53,300,000 and $89,879,600, respectively.
Lot 1 is for the paving of the section of the road from Wismar to 48 Miles Mabura Road, while Lot 2 is for the paving of the road from 48 Miles Mabura Road to 63 Miles, Frenchman Junction Siparuni to North Kurupukari. Lot 3 involves the section of the road from South Kurupukari to Lethem.
Two companies, Mekdeci Machinery and Construction Inc (MMC) and Narendra Latchmin, submitted bids for all three lots at prices lower than the engineer’s estimate. The bids submitted by MMC were: $48,716,500, $52,130,000 and $88,261,350 for Lots 1, 2 and 3, respectively. Narendra Latchmin’s bid for Lot 1 was $32,064,000, its bid for Lot 2 was $14,020,000 and its bid for the third lot was $39,490,700.
The most expensive bids came from contractor Hassan N Pasha, who bid for all three lots. For Lot 1, he submitted a bid of $271,343,000, while for Lots 2 and 3 the bids were $476,800,000 and $510,747,500, respectively.
SYMS General Contrac-tors Inc also submitted bids for the three lots. The company submitted bids of $31,366,000, $43,300,000 and $105,956,000.
Another company, Vivekanand Dalip Enterprise bid $126,705,000 for Lot 1 while for Lots 2 and 3 its bids were $83,000,000 and $114,684,000, respectively. BK International Inc also bid for all three lots, with $85,565,000 for Lot 1, $70,000,000 for Lot 2, and $93,842,000 for Lot 3.
Omai Gold Mines submitted bids for Lots 1 and 3, with the bids being $120,000,000 for both lots. P&J Civil Works submitted bids for Lots 1 and 2 – $57,288,000 for Lot 1 and $84,081,450 for Lot 2.
Meanwhile, bids were also opened on Tuesday for the project to rehabilitate the Lethem to Aishalton Road and the construction of a road in the Karasabai-Monkey Mountain area in regions 8 and 9. Both projects fall under the purview of the Ministry of Public Works.
The rehabilitation of the Lethem to Aishalton Road has been divided into two lots. The engineer’s estimate for this project was: $61,037,100 for Lot 1 and $86,769,800 for Lot 2. There were 5 bidders for this project. Vivekanand Dalip Enterprise bid $74,672,800 for Lot 1 and $63, 471,200 for the second. Narendra Latchmin submitted a bid of $69,885,800 for Lot 1 and $37,685,200 for the second lot, while SYMS General Contractors Inc submitted a bid of $66,072,400 for Lot 1. BK International Inc bid $167,929,400 for Lot 1 and $54,529,000 for Lot 2. Hassan N Pasha submitted the highest bids, with the company bidding $278,230,600 for Lot 1 and $154,596,100 for Lot 2.
Meanwhile, for the road project in Karasabi-Monkey Mountain area, seven bids were opened.
The project was divided into three lots. Lot 1 involves the rehabilitation and construction of Roadway from Karasabai-Monkey Mountain area; Lot 2 involves the installation of 4 ft diameter concrete culverts in Karasabai-Monkey Mountain area, while Lot 3 entails the construction of a bridge in Karasabai-Monkey Mountain area, regions 8 and 9. The engineer’s estimates for Lots 1, 2 and 3 of the project were: $203,912,827, $30,300,000 and $142,571,200, respectively.
Narendra Latchmin, Hassan N Pasha and Vivekanand Dalip Enterprise were the companies that bid for all three aspects of the project. Narendra Latchmin submitted bids of $272,449,300, $15,100,000 and $137,628,040 for Lots 1, 2 and 3, respectively.
Hassan N Pasha’s bids for Lots 1, 2 and 3 were $325,198,400, $36,100,000 and $234,801,280, respectively. Vivekanand Dalip Enterprise submitted bids of $154,024,400, $30,000,000 and $126,039,200 for Lots 1, 2 and 3, respectively.
Maurice Balgobin bid $103,278,860 for Lot 2, while Theodore Faria submitted bids of $34,400,000 and $108,000,096 for Lots 2 and 3, respectively. Omai Gold Mines Ltd bid $199,902,000 for Lot 1 and $40,000,000 for Lot 2. Cyril King bid $102,500,000 for Lot 3.