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OUR hits back at Energize

Published:Friday | September 13, 2013 | 12:00 AM

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) said it was committed to conducting rigorous and thorough analysis and due diligence to ensure that the best decision is made regarding all the projects it undertakes.

The regulatory oversight body was responding to criticisms by Energize Jamaica, one of the bidders, about the latest missed deadline in announcing the winning proposal to construct the proposed 360-megawatt power supply plant.

Dr Nigel Clarke, the deputy chairman of Musson Jamaica, partner to Armorview Holdings/ Energize Jamaica, called on the OUR to immediately reveal the winning proposal.

In a statement last night, the OUR said it took note of the comments. It also noted that the process was being monitored by the Office of the Contractor General and that it has sought advice from the National Contracts Commission when necessary.

"The OUR has also made every effort to keep both the public and the bidders abreast and well informed of every development regarding the bidding process," the statement said.