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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 Issues Notice of Selection for Ordot Dump Closure Construction Management Services

(Guam, November 8, 2013) – Federal Receiver Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) today announced that a notice of selection was issued to GHD Inc. (GHD)’s Guam Office for construction management (CM) services during the Ordot Closure Construction project. GHD, with more than 30 offices across the US, and operations in 5 continents, provides a complete range of engineering, architecture and environmental consulting services to government, industrial, and private clients.

The CM firm will be responsible for performing comprehensive inspections, tracking construction progress, reviewing and approving material and equipment submittals, and providing construction documentation that the closure system was constructed in accordance with the approved design. Specialty construction oversight will also be needed for the geosynthetics to be installed for the cover and the gas and leachate collection systems.

“The construction management firm will provide the daily and continuous onsite presence that a project of such complexity needs to witness and to certify its proper installation,” noted Receiver Representative David L. Manning. “This cover system is designed for the anticipated 30-year post-closure period, and its proper construction will reduce overall operation and maintenance costs for the Government of Guam.”

Under Guam Law, CM services are procured using a Request for Proposal (RFP). The RFP was issued on July 18, 2013 by the Receiver in accordance with the procurement laws and regulations of the Government of Guam. The selection is based on the qualifications of firms responding to the RFP. GHD was judged as best qualified of the firms submitting proposals and the Receiver will now enter into negotiations with GHD for these services. Should the Receiver be unsuccessful in negotiating a contract with GHD, it will then negotiate with the next best qualified firm submitting a proposal.  The resulting contract for CM services will be fully funded by the 2009 Section 30 Bonds issued by the Government of Guam for the Consent Decree Projects.

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 Guam Solid Waste Authority, 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. For more information on the receivership, visit www.guamsolidwastereceiver.org.

GBB is a national solid waste management consulting firm, headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, which 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, please visit www.gbbinc.com or call 1-703-573-5800.

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