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The Ministry of Public Works is in the process of updating their contractor database and is set to begin summer school repairs.

That according to its Minister Desmond Bannister, contractors wishing to apply for these works are required to submit a prequalification document. 

Speaking in the House of Assembly, the Minister said, “through the completion of the prequalification document, contractors will be granted the opportunity to prequalify and be placed in the Ministry of Public Works’ database of contractors. 

“This database will inform the ministry’s project officers of which contractors are prequalified for various type of capital works.

“To ensure that the quality of contractors, evaluation is done through a prequalification analysis of the submitted documents,” he added.

The prequalification document is designed for assisting the contractor in providing information in support of their selection.

“The document allows them demonstrate that they have suitable experience, the capacity, financial standing and are aware of health and safety procedures to properly execute the works,” said Mr. Bannister.

According to the Minister, once the contractors have passed the prequalification process, they then will have the opportunity to bid on various projects for various scopes of works.

However, he added that contractors must not apply for work in a category which they do not have the necessary experience.

“Once contractors have prequalified in particular categories they will have the opportunity to be invited to bid on rotational basis,” he said.

“Furthermore, contractors may be deleted from the list if the quality of performance falls below acceptable levels or elevated  to higher categories when the ability to advance has been demonstrated.”

The minister also gave an update on the process. 

Written by Jones Bahamas

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