News release

Request for Proposals Posted for MV Miner

The province is requesting proposals to remove the wreck of the MV Miner. The request for proposals (RFP) was posted today, March 12, on the provincial procurement site.

"This RFP signals the removal of the wreck of the MV Miner," said Geoff MacLellan, Minister, Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. "This has been a long time coming for the community and I'm very pleased to say the finish line is in sight."

The RFP will be posted for six weeks with a deadline of April 23 at 2:15 pm.

Interested applicants can submit proposals by following instructions outlined in the RFP. Once the deadline is passed, applications will be reviewed and an award will be made within four weeks.

The RFP can be found at http://novascotia.ca/tenders/tenders/tender-details.aspx?id=NSLANDS63 .

The MV Miner is a bulk carrier that ran aground more than two years ago off the coast of Scatarie Island.

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The province is requesting proposals to remove the wreck of the M-V Miner. The R-F-P was posted today (March 12th) on the provincial procurement site.

Geoff MacLellan, Minister, Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal says he is pleased the finish line is in sight.

The R-F-P will be posted for six weeks with a deadline of April 23rd at 2:15 pm.

The R-F-P is posted on the government procurement site and Interested applicants can submit proposals. Once the deadline is passed, applications will be reviewed and an award will be made within four weeks.

The MV Miner is a bulk carrier that ran aground more than two years ago off the coast of Scatarie Island.

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