Several Contracts Approved by Cabinet


Cabinet has approved several contracts, including an insurance contract for the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ), and for the Montego Bay Free Zone Land Use Infrastructure Construction, among others.
For the HAJ, a three-year brokerage contract was awarded to Progressive Insurance Brokers for the placement of the insurance portfolio of the agency, and the appointment of NEM Insurance Company Limited as insurers for the motor risk, while American Life Insurance Company will be insurers for the remainder of the portfolio for the 2008/09 contract year.
In addition, as outlined by Information, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister, Olivia Grange, at the weekly post-Cabinet press briefing on December 23, Cabinet approved the award of a contract by the National Housing Trust (NHT), in the sum of $46.09 million to P.A. Lawson Engineering and Construction, to build a boundary wall at the Twickenham Park Housing Development in St. Catherine.
Meanwhile, a variation of $22.65 million to a contract awarded by the NHT to HDB Construction Limited, was approved. This is for construction work being undertaken at the Twickenham Park Housing Development (Phase 1).
The contract by the Port Authority of Jamaica for the Montego Bay Free Zone Land Use Infrastructure Construction, in the sum of $311.07 million. Has been awarded to Surrey Paving and Aggregates.
Cabinet also approved the award of a contract for the supply of tyres for straddle carrier machines at the Kingston Container Terminal, Miss Grange informed. “No objection was given in respect of contract entered into with Mitsui and Company Limited, by the Port Authority of Jamaica for the purchase of tyres for 2007 and 2008, at a total price of US$885,960. Cabinet also approved the framework agreement for 2009, the provision of rates by the manufacturer, and finalisation of the number of tyres required,” the Minister said.
A variation in the sum of $11.93 million to a contract awarded to Thomas Hamilton and Associates for the supply, installation and commissioning of one 750 Diesel stand-by generator, and the relocation of the transformer that supplies electrical power to the Ministry of Agriculture, has been approved by Cabinet.
In addition, Miss Grange said approval was given for variation of $56.29 million to a contract awarded to E.Phil and Son/Mabey and Johnson Limited, for construction of the Yallahs Bridge in St. Thomas. This additional sum relates to new works dealing with the realignment of the approaches to the bridge, which were not part of the original contract.
A variation of $12.25 million to a contract awarded by the National Works Agency (NWA), to Donaldson Enterprise, was also approved. The contract is for construction of a random rubble retaining wall between St. Christopher and Glengoffe, in St. Andrew.

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