Guam -Federal Receiver Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) today announced an intent to award a contract for the construction of the Harmon Residential Transfer Station to Guam-based Maeda Pacific Corporation (Maeda).
The $2.41 million contract includes construction of the new transfer station, which is centrally located in the Harmon Industrial Park area of Tamuning at the Guam Solid Waste Authority (GSWA) compound, with a customer entrance along the north side of Harmon Industrial Park Road just west of Pangelinan Blas Lane. The facility will replace the Residential Transfer Station that closed when the Ordot Dump ceased operations, bringing the total number of residential transfer stations back to four, augmenting the existing facilities at Dededo, Agat, and Malojloj. The attached figure shows the layout of the new transfer station.
The transfer station will provide all the conveniences to serve the residential community of Guam, and will be able to receive residential municipal solid waste using residential trash compactors and a bulk waste drop-off location. It will also provide a new building as a permanent drop-off location for the island’s household hazardous waste.
The project also includes the renovation of the GSWA building and collection truck parking areas, as well as a new truck wash facility to allow for more efficient cleaning of GSWA’s collection vehicles near their parking location. The design of the facility incorporates the latest environmental best management practices for stormwater in this industrial area that currently has none.
“Maeda has the capability to satisfy the contract requirements and was the lowest responsive and responsible Bidder with a bid amount 26% below the average received from the seven firms that submitted a response,” noted Receiver Representative David L. Manning. “Construction is expected to begin later this year and is scheduled to last 308 days.”
The contract was awarded following an Invitation for Bids (IFB) issued on August 1, 2012 by the Receiver in accordance with the procurement laws and regulations of the Government of Guam. Maeda, a subsidiary of Maeda Road Construction Co., Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan, celebrated its 35th year in business as a general contractor on Guam and Saipan in 2011. Maeda specializes in civil work, which includes road construction, site development, utilities, demolition, and environmental work.
The GSWA is a public agency, created by Guam Public Law 31-20. The agency is a totally self-funded operation whose mission is to help its customers dispose of their trash in an environmentally safe and regulated manner. Each week, GSWA employees collect trash from approximately 17,000 residential customers. GSWA also receives trash collected by commercial haulers. Overall, GSWA handles more than 90,000 tons of material a year. For more information on GSWA, visit www.guamsolidwasteauthority.com.
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 1-800-573-5801.