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David L. Manning, Special Principal Associate
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Federal Receiver Awards Contract to Black Construction Corporation to Complete Construction of Layon Landfill

(Guam, November 12, 2009) – Federal Receiver Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc., (GBB) today announced the award of a contract to Black Construction Corporation (BCC) for the construction of the Layon Municipal Sanitary Landfill entrance area facilities and cells 1 and 2.  The work to be done under this contract will complete the Layon Landfill, allow Layon to begin receiving waste, and permit the final closure work of the Ordot Dump to begin.

The contract, in the amount of $20,477,000, provides for the following work: construction of the entrance area facilities for the landfill consisting of the administration building, maintenance building, truck scales, water storage tank, emergency generator and pump station building, oil/water separator, stormwater management and other ancillary facilities and environmental controls. The project also includes installation of the liner system for Cells 1 and 2, leachate and gas collection systems, leachate storage tank, subdrain storage tank, and other control and environmental features required to prepare the cells for receiving trash. Other work includes extension of the perimeter road, construction of Pond 2, installation of utilities, and other related work as necessary to make the project complete and ready for use. The project is set to be completed, ready for use and operation, within five hundred (500) calendar days of the commencement of the contract time, scheduled for December 2009.  There are now 622 days remaining until the Ordot Dump’s air space will be exhausted and the Dump must be closed to all new waste.

The bid price is very favorable for the Government of Guam and the customers of the Solid Waste Management Division.  Current world-wide economic conditions and dramatically lower petroleum prices are significant factors in the positive pricing received in this bid process.  The commitment of the Receiver and the District Court to use an open and transparent competitive bidding process is resulting in significant savings for the people of Guam.

"We are continuing work to bring solid waste management on Guam into compliance with the Consent Decree and this contract award is a major advance in that direction,” noted Receiver Representative David L. Manning. "We expect BCC to properly and expeditiously mobilize their workers and equipment to take full advantage of the improved weather conditions that will occur during Guam’s dry season. It will also be important to carefully manage the Layon-related contracts to assure that the work is well coordinated to avoid any further delays.”

The contract was awarded following an Invitation for Bids (IFB), issued on August 17, 2009, by the Receiver in accordance with the procurement laws and regulations of the Government of Guam.  Three firms submitted bids. Throughout Guam, the CNMI, Micronesia and the Philippines, the winning bidder, BCC, has a successful history of completing multi-disciplined construction projects which encompass project management requirements in civil, structural, architectural, mechanical and electrical engineering. For more information about the IFB, visit www.guamsolidwastereceiver.org/documents-IFB-SWMD-09-02.html.

Guam-based Black Construction Corporation joins Maeda Pacific Corporation and Core Tech International, as the Guam-based construction companies selected to complete this vital project for Guam’s future.

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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