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Federal Receiver Announces Intent to Award Contract for Layon Landfill Access Roads and Utilities to Core Tech International

(Guam, September 28, 2009) – Federal Receiver Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) today announced an intent to award a contract to Guam-based Core Tech International for Layon Landfill access road construction, upgrades to area roads and utility improvements. 

The contract, in the amount of $26.8 million, provides for the following work:  2.0 miles of a new two-lane undivided, secondary roadway with 12-foot wide driving lanes; 1.3 miles of improvements to Dandan Road for safety and load capacity; 6.4 miles of sewer lines with two pump stations; power, water, and cable utility improvements along Dandan Road and the new access road; and turning lane improvements along Route 4 at the intersection with Dandan Road. 

The project provides road access and utilities (power, water and sewer systems) to the landfill site from Route 4.  The new sewer system allows future connection for residents of Malojloj and Inarajan, along the project route, to hookup with the Inarajan Wastewater Treatment Plant and thereby reduce the number of uncontrolled discharge points of wastewater from individual residential wastewater septic tank systems.  The power improvements will benefit residents by improving the reliability of the power system in the area.  All of these improvements to the community were a part of the Government of Guam’s commitment to the residents of the area and are fully funded in the construction estimates already approved by the District Court and the Receiver.  The contract specifies that the work will be done over 500 calendar days.  Core Tech International joins Guam-based Maeda Pacific Corporation, the company awarded the $8.4 million contract for the initial earthwork at the new landfill, on the construction team that is making this much needed improvement to Guam’s infrastructure a reality.

"Along with earthwork construction that is currently underway at the landfill site, this contract award is another milestone in Guam’s progress toward a more efficient, modern solid waste management system,” noted Receiver Representative David L. Manning.  "The improvements to the power and wastewater systems will benefit residents who live near the landfill site, and the road improvements will enhance traffic safety in the area.”

The contract was awarded following an Invitation for Bids (IFB), issued by the Receiver in accordance with the procurement laws and regulations of the Government of Guam.  Of 14 potential bidders, four submitted bids. The winning bidder, Core Tech International, is a full service general contractor that provides planning, estimating, engineering and construction services.  The company’s projects include civil and infrastructure work, schools, retail and industrial complexes, and institutional and residential facilities.

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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