Government Launches Preliminary Stage of Bidding Process on Bahamas Airports Public Private Partnership Program

NASSAU, Bahamas, September 1, 2021 – The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas intends to issue a Request for Pre-qualifications (RFpQ) for The Bahamas Airports PPP Program and invites interested private sector parties to submit their qualifications for consideration. 

The Government is focused on the development of sustainable and resilient airport infrastructure within Grand Bahama and the Family Islands and is seeking experienced and qualified private sector partners to update, operate and improve (finance) the following portfolio of airports to drive traffic and revenue growth and further enhance quality of service: 

  1. Grand Bahama International Airport, Freeport, Grand Bahama
  2. Leonard M. Thompson International Airport, MarshHarbour, Abaco
  3. Exuma International Airport, Great Exuma
  4. North Eleuthera International Airport, Eleuthera
  5. Long Island International Airport, Deadman’s Cay, Long Island
  6. GreatHarbourCay Airport, Berry Islands 
  7. San Salvador International Airport, San Salvador 

Algernon Cargill, Director of the Department of Aviation, notes, “Under this PPP Program, the airport facilities are not being sold. The Government and communities of The Bahamas will retain ownership of the airports, and a private partner will be granted a concession and lease to update, operate and maintain the airports for up to 30 years.” 

The RFpQ documents will be made available in September 2021, on the Government of The Bahamas eProcurement and Supplier Registry Portal, accessible at https://suppliers.gov.bs . All interested parties are required to access the RFpQ documents through the portal, in order to ensure that they receive all addendum and communication from the Government with respect to the RFpQ process. All relevant details and submission instructions will be included in the RFpQ documents. Short-listed parties will be invited to participate in the Request for Proposal (RFP) stage, which is tentatively scheduled to be released in November 2021. 

Prospective Bidders can direct any queries via email to P3Airports @Bahamas.com, if further clarification is needed. 

THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY FOR THE INFORMATION OF BIDDERS. THIS NOTICE IS NOT A PRE-QUALIFICATION DOCUMENT AND DOES NOT AMEND THE PRE-QUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS IN ANY WAY. 

 

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