Commission invites tenders for management of Gordon market

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THE National Capital District Commission has invited tenders for the management of the Gordon Market which is to be opened soon.
Governor Powes Parkop told The National that they were yet to set a date for the opening as they were waiting to complete the bidding process.
“We will fix a date to open the market soon. We have put out notices for bids to manage the market and are waiting for the close of the bids,” Parkop said.
City Manager Bernard Kipit said the market was 90 per cent complete and the contractor was putting in the final touches.
“They have not given us any indication of what time the market would be completed,” he said.
“Once completed, the keys would be handed over to us. We want to leave that to the contractor to let us know.
“Earlier on, we were planning for January and February but now that it has been deferred, we are looking at the end of April and June. The cut off mark is June.”
Kipit said the contractor had not completely moved out of the site as they had to complete everything and make sure the place was safe.
“Once they inform NCDC, we will have our building authority to issue a certificate of completion, then we can say we are now ready for business,” Kipit said.
He said the idea was to invite someone from the private sector to manage the market properly.
“It’s a big market so we have to get it right from the beginning. The market is not only for the vendors but also for the buyers and the public,” he said.

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