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In order to meet the early 2019 timeline for the restoration of the L-shaped building at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS), Cabinet has waived the tender process for the $132,142.45 restoration contract.
In a release from the Cabinet Secretary on Cabinet decisions made on October 25, it was noted that Cabinet decided, “The tender process be waived for consultancy services, in the form of management services, for the Elmore Stoutt High School – L-shaped building restoration project, due to the familiarity with and urgency of the project.”
The contract will be awarded to SA Architect and the contract amount of $132,142.45 will be approved in the next Schedule of Additional Provision.
Initially, following an assessment of the 2017 hurricane damages to ESHS, Education Minister, Hon. Myron Walwyn had pledged a September opening, but that was later rescheduled for early next year.
As such, a shift system is still being utilised for all students at the old Clarence Thomas Limited (CTL) building in Pasea Estate, which government is renting.
Urgency was placed on the need to restore the building in a timely manner so that the senior students can be returned to the campus, and their shift system would end.
Junior students will remain at the Old Clarence Thomas Limited building, to allow for a full day at school.