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David L. Manning, Special Principal Associate
Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.
Federal Receiver

Federal Receiver Awards Ordot Dump Closure Contract to Black Construction Corporation

(Guam, November 1, 2013) – Federal Receiver Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) today announced that Guam-based Black Construction Corporation (BCC) has been awarded a contract for the construction of the environmental closure of the Ordot Dump and Dero Road Sewer Improvements.

The contract, valued at $40,536,977, includes the construction of the permanent dump closure cover, gas collection and control system,  stormwater management system, groundwater monitoring system, and leachate collection and removal system along with an extension of the Guam Waterworks Authority sanitary sewer line and a new pump station along Dero Drive. The leachate will be sent for treatment to the Hagatna wastewater treatment plant. In addition, there will also be a security fence that will enclose the entire facility and emergency power system. A construction contingency to cover unanticipated issues will bring the total construction budget for the project to $49,052,804.

When the work is completed, leachate discharges to the Lonfit River will end, greenhouse gases produced by the Ordot Dump will be properly controlled, storm water will be managed, and the Ordot Dump’s long history of pollution of the Lonfit River and Guam’s atmosphere will at long last be at an end. 

"The permanent closure of the Ordot Dump is the principal objective of the Consent Decree. The work to order supplies and materials, and preparations for mobilization will begin immediately and construction activity is anticipated to begin in January 2014. The contract time to complete all the work is 730 days from the issuance of the Notice to Proceed, for a completion target date in early November 2015,” noted Receiver Representative David L. Manning. "Following construction, the closure system and facilities will be managed by a qualified operations and maintenance contractor for the duration of the post-closure period, which is expected to last 30 years in accordance Guam Environmental Protection Agency regulations."

The contract was awarded following an Invitation for Bids (IFB) issued on July 8, 2013 by the Receiver in accordance with the procurement laws and regulations of the Government of Guam. Four bids were received with Black Construction Corporation being the lowest responsible and responsive bidder. It is anticipated that the contract for construction management will be awarded within a few days. 

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, 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, please visit www.gbbinc.com or call 1-703-573-5800.


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