FAIRFAX, Va (October 19, 2015) – Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) announced today that 12 firms responded to the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Request for Qualifications (RFQ) issued on August 14, 2015. VIWMA is soliciting the private sector development of an Integrated Waste Management Project (IWMP) using the waste streams currently available and regulated by the VIWMA on the islands of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. After careful review and evaluation of the qualifications packages by a team comprised of VIWMA staff, four (4) private developer teams were shortlisted to participate in the next step of the procurement process.
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, issued 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.
“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 includes more recycling and is integrated to address all of the waste management needs of the U.S. Virgin Islands,” noted Bob Brickner, GBB Executive Vice President and GBB’s Project Manager for this assignment. “We look forward to receiving and evaluating proposals that will help reduce the costs of waste management and increase sustainable waste handling activities.”
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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.