Friday, 24 May – The Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) is one step closer to its redevelopment as a contract was signed to remove existing debris from its compound.

Working in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) has awarded Autland Heavy Equipment Co. Ltd. (Autland) with the contract for the demolition and clearance of debris at the Elmore Stoutt High School.

Managing Director Mr. Autley Crabbe signed the contract on May 24 in the sum of $34,097.50.

The scope of works for this project includes the demolition and clearance of all debris to provide space for temporary classrooms and the future redevelopment of the site. These works are concentrated on a concrete slab at ESHS which originally contained a steel-framed structure that subsequently collapsed.

Chief Executive Officer Mr. Paul Bayly said, “We are delighted on behalf of the Ministry of Education to see this very important project underway”.

Operations Manager for Autland, Mrs. Dawn Crabbe-Herbert said, “We are thankful to be awarded with the debris clearance contract of the Elmore Stoutt High School.  We look forward to being a part of the rebuilding of this Territory and especially to give back to ESHS.  I am an alumnus of the school and I look forward to being able to create the way forward for the future generation.”

Autland was successful from a pool of three tenderers who submitted bids for this project that met both the administrative and financial requirements.

Procurement of these services was done in accordance with the RDA’s Procurement Policy and General Procurement Procedures using the selection method of Shopping.  Request for Quotations were sent to six contractors from which three responded.

This is a Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture project which is being implemented with support of the RDA.