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Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority Issues RFQ For Integrated Waste Management Project with GBB’s Guidance

For more Information, contact:
Bob Brickner, Executive Vice President

Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.
703-573-5800 / bbrickner@gbbinc.com www.gbbinc.com

FAIRFAX, Va (August 14, 2015) – Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) announced today the release of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), by the  Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA), to solicit qualifications packages from developers that have demonstrated experience with waste management technologies, for an Integrated Waste Management Project (IWMP) using the waste streams currently available and regulated by the VIWMA. The RFQ is available from Ms. Sandra David, the VIWMA Director of Procurement and Property at 340-715-9170 or sdavid@viwma.org. The deadline to submit responses is September 15, 2015. Questions pertaining to the RFQ need to be forwarded to Ms. Sandra David as well.

“The VIWMA will reach their overall landfill capacity limit in the next several years. This RFQ process is an important step for the VIWMA to transition from a landfill dependent system to one that is integrated.  This gives them great potential to reduce the costs of waste management and disposal on the U.S. Virgin Islands, and to increase sustainable waste handling activities,” noted Bob Brickner, GBB Executive Vice President and GBB’s Project Manager for this assignment.

The VIWMA has operated the Anguilla Landfill on St. Croix, the Bovoni Landfill on St. Thomas and the Susannaberg Transfer Station on St. John for eleven (11) years. It is currently conducting the closure of the St. Croix and St. Thomas landfills with final closures scheduled, respectively, for 2016 and 2019.

James A. Grum, P.E., VIWMA Chief Engineer, noted that “GBB has a unique combination of procurement expertise, island nation experience, and familiarity with the USVI from past assignments. The RFQ was developed with their consulting guidance and GBB will also act as technical/procurement advisor for the evaluation and shortlisting of potential developers, and the subsequent Request for Proposals (RFP) process.”

The purpose of the RFQ is to develop a short list of qualified developers that can later participate in a RFP process 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 developer may be a single firm or a project team of experienced firms representing an "integrator" (team leader), Engineering / Procurement / Construction contractor, financial partner, and technology partner, as applicable. At this time, the ensuing Service Contract is anticipated to include a twenty (20) operating year term.

About GBB

Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2015, GBB is an award-winning national solid waste management consulting firm that helps public and private entities do better things with waste. GBB specializes in solid waste collection, processing, recycling, resource recovery, and disposal issues and assists in planning, procuring, and implementing sound, cost-effective facilities and services. For more information on the firm and its products and services, visit www.gbbinc.com, www.linkedin.com/company/gershman-brickner-&-bratton-inc-, www.facebook.com/gbbinc, www.twitter.com/gbbinc, or call 703-573-5800.

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