Guyana Deep Water Operations Inc. (GDO), a subsidiary of SBM Offshore and operator of the Liza Destiny, Liza Unity and Prosperity FPSO vessels recently issued a Request for Information (RFI) to assess the abilities of the local market for maintenance of oil spill response kits. It is also interested in understanding how well local firms can provide support deployment and recertification of kits to be used offshore.

In the RFI published on the government’s Local Content website and seen by Guyana Standard, GDO said interested applicants are expected to provide a description of how they propose to delivered services listed above, inclusive of technical skills at their disposal; provide past references of where they have performed similar services; consider that the payment term is 30 days after the receipt of correct invoice; provide proof of Certification/Manufacturer approval; and if applicable, provide Joint Venture Agreement, Subcontractor Agreement or Local Content Certificate.

GDO was keen to note that Guyanese content development is the key factor to the success of its operation hence it is seeking to understand the capabilities of the local market first. It said in its RFI, “We are committed to establishing Guyanese partnerships and develop local content. Thus, at technical and commercial similarities between bidders, we will consider the following preference: Guyanese company as per definition in the Local Content Act, Guyanese-owned and registered in Guyana, CARICOM-owned and registered in Guyana…”

GDO’s parent, SBM Offshore, is market-leading in leased floating production systems with multiple units currently in operation and has unrivalled operational experience in this field. The company’s main activities are the design, supply, installation, operation and the life extension of Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessels. These are either owned and operated by SBM Offshore and leased to its clients or supplied on a turnkey sale basis.


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