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Exxon’s latest RFI’s for customs, transportation, vessel management services to attract high levels of local content

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ExxonMobil affiliate, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL), has issued three Requests for Information (RFIs) seeking to identify suppliers who can provide customs brokerage, cargo management and inbound transportation services. Importantly, the Local Content legislation calls for high levels of Guyanese participation in these categories of work.

In the RFI for customs brokerage services, Exxon said it is seeking companies that can handle the importation and exportation of materials and equipment to support its operations in Guyana and/or Trinidad.

Exxon said companies must be able to arrange customs pre-inspections and associated activities which may be required for the importation and exportation of cargo; and provide quotes for duty, customs tariff, excise, and any other applicable payments on inbound and outbound shipments. They would also be required to advise, prepare, and apply for all permits, licenses, and any other applicable documentation needed to enable compliance with local legal requirements.

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For its RFI for vessel and cargo management services, the company said the scope of works includes developing procedures for various vessel movement scenarios to ensure the clearance of vessels and cargo inbound/outbound Guyana/Trinidad, and the various coastal movements.

Exxon also noted in a third RFI that it is seeking to identify suppliers who can provide inland transportation services for all cargo movements to various destinations within Guyana and/or Trinidad to safely support its operations.

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The scope of this Request for Information is to identify suppliers who can provide all applicable material handling of equipment required to safely lift, load, strap, secure and transport materials, equipment, and supplies (ME&S). They would also be expected to develop and provide Journey Management Plans for every ME&S movement with the company’s approval; and develop, maintain and provide evidence for ensuring operational certification, background checks, industry compliance of all vendors, employees or sub-contractors carrying out the activities associated with material movement

For the RFI’s, Exxon was keen to note that potential applicants must outline comprehensive local content plans that put Guyanese first.

It is expected to issue Requests for Proposals next year.

The foregoing works are currently being undertaken by Ramps Logistics Guyana until September 30, 2023.

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