In a move to bolster its presence in the burgeoning Guyanese energy sector, Baker Hughes, a prime contractor for ExxonMobil Guyana, is actively seeking locally owned, qualified, and registered companies to provide residential and apartment solutions in the South American country. The company aims to secure a long-term leasing agreement for a substantial number of apartments, targeting locations on the East Bank of Demerara, particularly Providence, and the East Coast Demerara, with Ogle being a preferable choice.
The public Request for Information (RFI) issued by Baker Hughes Guyana outlines specific requirements for potential suppliers, emphasizing the need for 2-bedroom residential units and a comprehensive package of services.
Key Requirements Include:
Location: The preferred locations for the residential units are East Bank Demerara’s Providence and East Coast Demerara’s Bel Air-Ogle.
Maintenance: Suppliers are expected to not only provide the apartments but also maintain and repair them. This includes coordinating all aspects of maintenance to ensure the units remain in top condition.
Security Features: Security is a top priority, and the facilities should incorporate features such as fencing, adequate lighting, and a security hut to ensure the safety of the residents.
Safety Measures: Fire safety is paramount, and the facilities must be equipped with fire extinguishers and smoke detection alarms to protect occupants.
Power Backup: A standby electricity generator with an automatic changeover switch should be part of the package to ensure an uninterrupted power supply.
Climate Control: The apartments should include air-conditioning and ventilation systems to maintain a comfortable and consistent indoor air temperature.
This move by Baker Hughes Guyana underscores their commitment to not only investing in Guyana’s oil and gas sector but also in the local communities by engaging local businesses and contributing to the development of the region.
The search for suitable suppliers aligns with their long-term plans for the Guyanese market, and it is expected to foster partnerships with local enterprises while creating job opportunities and stimulating economic growth in the area.