Ministry seeks garbage collection contractors

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 09:45

The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government, says that through the engagement of the Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company Limited, it is continuing the selection process for garbage collection contractors for the fourteen (14) Municipal Corporations.

Contractors will be sorted into three categories:

· Small - Contractors with five or fewer trucks

· Medium - Contractors with six to fifteen trucks

· Large - Contractors with sixteen trucks and more

The Ministry says application packages may be purchased at the SWMCOL Procurement Unit, #34 Independence Avenue, Port of Spain, and must be submitted by Friday 16th February, 2018.

Minister Kazim Hosein stated, “So far we have received approximately 300 applications from over 120 companies, so we can see that the process is working and contractors of all sizes are responding. Our aim is to create opportunities within every community for people who want to work. Even someone with just one truck can apply and have a chance to be selected. This is precisely what local government reform is about.”

During the tender evaluation process, the Municipal Corporations will be assisting SWMCOL with the inspection of vehicles and facilities of potential contractors, as well as the preparation of route packages to match the capacity of the contractors.

The MoRDLG through the Municipal Corporations is committed to improving garbage collection services and assures that the service will continue uninterrupted while the procurement process is underway.

For further details, interested applicants can email the Procurement Manager, SWMCOL at [email protected].

Pre-qualification documents can be viewed at