Bermuda businessman criticises cement silo bidding process

Bermuda businessman criticises cement silo bidding process
Published: 24 June 2010

The President of Island Cement Ltd. says the bidding process on the Dockyard Cement Silos is not open and fair — with tight deadlines aimed at discouraging new bidders.
 
According to Myron Piper, contractors such as himself, have been given less than a month to meet the conditions of the Wedco Board RFP.
 
Though companies are finally getting the chance to bid on the silos, the "unrealistic deadlines" mean that only current owner Dennis Correia or those with prior knowledge of the RFP conditions could meet them, said Mr. Piper.

The businessman is currently negotiating with two major cement suppliers to successfully bid for the lease to operate the silos.

But he has called for the local public to "closely examine the small group of individuals or companies who appear to be the beneficiaries of favouritism".
 
Source: The Royal Gazette