The Redevelopment Authority for Roosevelt Roads (LRA) this week published a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking applications from entities with the credentials and expertise to improve and operate the fuel storage facilities in Roosevelt Roads in Ceiba through a lease agreement.
These facilities consist of a fueling pier, eight tanks, a laboratory with spill containment dikes and easements. These facilities, built under military standards more than two decades ago, were built with a capacity to store 34 million gallons of several kinds of fuel.
“This RFP represents a unique opportunity to create jobs and stimulate economic activity in the eastern area of Puerto Rico,” the agency said in a release Thursday.
The LRA will evaluate proposals received and reduce the list of proponents to be considered after a rigorous evaluation. Each proposal will be scored to determine the preferred proponent and no more than two alternate proponents will be selected.
The LRA will initiate a negotiation phase with the preferred proponent to allow the proponent additional time to complete the due process of technical evaluation or “due diligence” before carrying out a long-term lease agreement between the LRA and the selected proponent. The LRA anticipates that the lease agreement will be executed during the fourth quarter of 2014.
Those interested in information related to this RFP should access www.rooseveltroads.pr.gov, section RFP Tank Farm to download the RFP file and the enrollment form. The LRA is requiring a mandatory meeting with interested participants prior to the delivery of proposals on May 22, at 10 a.m. at the Economic Development and Commerce Department’s Hato Rey headquarters.