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Deadline tomorrow for businesses to register for tenders for various cleaning services | 19 September 2019

Deadline tomorrow for businesses to register for tenders for various cleaning services

Mr Stravens

Interested businesses wishing to try their luck in the second round of tenders to provide cleaning, landscaping and beautification services on Mahé, Praslin and La Digue, have until tomorrow, Friday September 20 at 4pm to register at designated offices on all three islands.

In an interview with the press yesterday morning, the principal procurement officer, Dwight Stravens, explained that since Monday September 16 up to tomorrow September 20 the Procurement Oversight Unit (POU) is registering businesses for this second round of tenders aimed at opening the services and offering employment opportunities to new businesses interested in the sector.

He noted that businesses already registered in the first round of the process in 2017 are also being encouraged to go through the registration process to verify and reconfirm their details as there could be businesses whose details may have changed since.

He also noted that as the results for the first round of tender are out, there may be bidders who may not have been informed to collect their letters as their details may have changed.

Mr Stravens said potential bidders for this second round of tender are being invited to seize the opportunities that exist in the four different categories namely (1) cleaning of road and footpaths, bins and bin sites, public toilets, bus shelter, (2)cleaning of litter bins and SPTC terminal including SPTC toilet facilities, all educational institutions including the ministry of education headquarters, health care centres (3) cleaning of beaches and rivers only and (4) landscaping and beautification.

On Mahé registration is taking place at the Landscape and Waste Management Agency (LWMA) office at English River for categories 1, 3 and 4 while for category 4 it is taking place at the Procurement office opposite the Ambulance Bay along the road leading to the mortuary at the Seychelles Hospital. On Praslin and La Digue the process is taking place at the Grand Anse Praslin secondary school and LWMA office respectively.

Mr Stravens said potential bidders must have registered their businesses before registering for the cleaning services tender.

Mr Stravens remarked that in the first round of registration some 1500 businesses registered.

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