Schools project to get new manager

Following Tuesday’s
report in the Caymanian Compass about bids going out for certain work on the new
John Gray High School, the government has announced that it will re-bid the
project management contract for both John Gray and the Clifton Hunter High
School campus.

Previous project
management bids were submitted in February by five interested firms, and there
were initial reports in other media that a successful company had been selected
to lead the completion of the schools in George
Town and Frank Sound area.

Education Minister
Rolston Anglin said in a statement released Wednesday that since the new
construction management tender document will change the phases in which the
school projects will be done, the requirements for construction management
services have changed.

“The phasing of the high
school projects has changed the scope of the original tender for construction
management services, hence the need to re-tender,” Mr. Anglin said in the

Mr. Anglin also said some
demolition work at the new high school sites would be needed, and that could
only be accomplished – for safety reasons – when students and faculty were not
on the campuses.

“It has been concluded
that the next stage of the demolition should be delayed until summer 2011,” Mr.
Anglin said. “As a result, the initial focus of the work at the new John Gray High
School will be on particular buildings, which
educators have prioritised.”

The new tender for
project management is expected to be advertised shortly. Mr. Anglin said
government still intended to complete both the John Gray and Clifton Hunter
school projects.

The Clifton Hunter campus
in Frank Sound is expected to be finished first, the minister said.

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