Govt invites bids to construct processing facility at Orealla

The Agriculture Ministry on Friday issued an invitation for sealed bids from qualified and eligible bidders for the construction of a processing facility for the Guyana Marketing Corporation (GMC) at Orealla, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).
The engineer’s estimate for the duration of the work is $15.5 million, and the construction phase lasts 120 calendar days, DPI stated in a report.
A minimum of three jobs of a comparable sort must have been completed in the previous three years, and other requirements include having a valid company licence and NIS and GRA compliances.

File photo: This agro-processing facility in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) was commissioned in November 2021

Interested and eligible bidders can get additional information from GMC’s Agriculture Complex at LBI Sugar Estate Compound, East Coast Demerara, Region Four.
Interested bidders may obtain the entire set of bidding papers (in pdf format on a CD) by sending a written request and paying a non-refundable fee of $2500.
All bids must be delivered before 9:00h on March 28, 2023, to the Chairman at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown.
The GMC received a $37 million investment in July 2022, considerably increasing Guyana’s capability for agricultural processing.
To the advantage of all farmers who need help processing their produce, funding is made available to guarantee that agro-processing facilities become operational.
At Fort Wellington, West Coast Berbice, a cutting-edge food processing facility valued $37 million was officially opened.
In addition, a $15 million agro-processing complex was also commissioned at St Ignatius, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), in November 2022.
By doing this, the nation’s food security will be improved, exports will rise, and employment will be created.