$3M awarded in contract

In the past two weeks the Central Tenders Committee awarded just over $3 million worth of contracts covering the supply of hot mix, health care systems, Cayman Islands public relations, and an electronic network.

Following the usual public advertising of invitations to tender, CTC members met on consecutive Fridays earlier this month to review recommendations from various evaluation committees.

The committees comprise private sector specialist groups who join ministry, portfolio, and statutory authority representatives in examining the technical aspects of relevant bids and forward their recommendations to the CTC members, states a GIS press release.

Awards made were $1.04 million to Island Paving Limited for production of hot mix; $767,760 for US-based CareGuide to provide the Cayman Islands National Insurance Company with overseas medical management; $500,000 for US firm Fleishman-Hillard to provide public relations advice to government; $478,200 for the Health Services Authority to acquire a Picture Archiving and Communication System/ Radiology Information System; and $754,511 for Cable and Wireless to build a Metropolitan Area Network for the Ministry of Education.

Island Paving will sign the contract with the National Roads Authority to provide approximately 8700 tons of Medium Grade Hot Mix at a rate of $119.75 per ton to enable the NRA to carry out road resurfacing.

CINICO will contract CareGuide to provide health care management for 10,000 lives at $6.4 per person over one year, starting 1 January.

The Portfolio of Finance and Economics will contract Fleishman-Hillard to provide global strategic public and media relations, public affairs and lobbying services for the Cayman Islands’ financial services for 2008.

The Health Services Authority has been given the go-ahead to buy from GE Health- care the PACS for $310,000; the RIS for $165,000, and a Microsoft Office 2007 Professional system for $3,200 to be used in the radiology department. These items complement other HSA digital equipment.

The Ministry of Education is to contract Cable and Wireless to construct the Metropolitan Area Network to connect a number of its schools and offices with voice, data and possible video services for three years. This service carries a recurring annual cost of $228,837 and an installation fee of $68,179.