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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:
David L. Manning, Special Principal Associate
Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.
Federal Receiver
703-573-5800
dmanninggbb@gmail.com
www.guamsolidwastereceiver.org

 

Federal Receiver Awards Contract for Wheeled and Covered Trash Carts to Far East Equipment Company

Major Milestone Towards Efficient, State-of-the-Art, Trash Collection Program

 

(Guam, May 6, 2009) – Federal Receiver Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc., (GBB) today announced the award of a contract to Far East Equipment Company for the delivery of wheeled and covered trash carts with riveted radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags attached for each of its residential customers, and 15 cart lifters to attach to existing trucks. The new carts, scheduled for delivery in the summer and fall, will be integrated with customer service software acquired through a procurement process currently underway. The new system will allow the Solid Waste Management Division (SWMD) trucks' Global Positioning Systems, the carts’ RFID tags, and the billing and customer service software to communicate and track services.

“Guam is moving towards a more efficient, state-of-the-art, trash collection program,” noted Receiver Representative David L. Manning, “We plan to implement a cart based collection program to provide more efficient services to residents, reduce the risk of injuries to SWMD workers, achieve uniformity of trash containers, and track all customer collection for billing activities.”

The contract was awarded following an Invitation for Bid (IFB) issued on March 18, 2009, through the General Services Agency (GSA) of the Government of Guam. The contract will be in effect for five (5) years whereby Far East Equipment Company will provide any of the specified items under the terms of this bid throughout that time. For more information about the IFB, visit www.guamsolidwastereceiver.org/pdf/GSA035-09.pdf.

About Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc., Receiver
In a Court Order dated March 17, 2008, U.S. District Court Judge Frances M. Tydingco-Gatewood appointed GBB to be Receiver with full responsibility for bringing the Guam Solid Waste Management Division into compliance with the 2004 Consent Decree for violation of the Clean Water Act. As Receiver, GBB’s objective is to work with Guam’s government, the Solid Waste Management Division, solid waste companies, the people of Guam, and the U.S. military to establish a long-term, financially viable and sustainable waste management system for Guam.

GBB is a national solid waste management consulting firm, headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, that works on solid waste collection, processing, recycling and disposal issues, and assists in planning, procuring, and implementing sound, cost-effective facilities and services at the local, state, and national levels for both the public and private sectors. Since 1980, GBB has planned and developed a wide range of integrated waste management programs that use the latest technologies to improve efficiency, save money, enhance customer service, and protect the environment. For more information on the firm and its products and services, visit www.gbbinc.com or call 1-703-573-5800.

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