Press Release
19 March 2015 - 2:45pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands continues to deliver on its commitment to improve the Territory’s infrastructure and is inviting tenders for the reconstruction of road and slope stabilisation works at Huntum’s Ghut.

According to the Director of Communications Mrs. Arliene T. Penn, the proposed works comprise the areas of upper and lower Huntum’s Ghut.

The lower Huntum’s Ghut scope involves the construction of three mass concrete/boulder pack matrix retaining structures and the rehabilitation of road pavement. Upper Huntum’s Ghut involves the construction of reinforced concrete box culverts, kerb, slipper and swale drains.

Mrs. Penn explained, “Works also include furnishing all plant, labour, equipment, materials and performing all operations in connection with the reconstruction of road and slope stabilisation at Huntum’s Ghut.”

“The Government of the Virgin Islands has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank towards the cost of the project. So we are pleased that works to rehabilitate, upgrade, and reconstruct the damaged roads and drainage continues as it seeks to improve the quality of life, not only for residents of the Virgin Islands, but our visitors,” Mrs. Penn said.

Interested tenderers are required to submit original certificates of good standing in respect of Social Security and all taxes including payroll taxes and property taxes from the Director of Social Security Board, the Commissioner of Inland Revenue and the Commercial Registry, if the company is a registered company.

A valid trade license for 2015 and a tender security from a bank or insurance company for a sum equivalent to 5 percent of the contract sum are also required.

Tender documents are available upon request from: The Chairman, Central Tenders Board, Ministry of Finance (Procurement Unit), RFG Place, Third Floor, Waterfront Drive.  The tender document will be distributed from Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 17 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A non-refundable fee of $250.00 payable by cash or bank cashier’s cheque is required for hard copies of tender documents.  Interested tenderers should submit one original and two copies of the tender and all tenders must be deposited in the tender box at the Procurement Unit by the bearer not later than 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.  Tenders will be publicly opened at the Ministry of Finance (Procurement Unit) on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.  Tenderers are invited to attend.

A pre-tender meeting and site visit is scheduled for Thursday, April 23, at 10:00 a.m.  All prospective tenderers are also invited to attend.

For more information, interested persons can telephone the Procurement Coordinator Mrs. Ishma Rhymer at the Procurement Unit at (284) 468-3701 ext. 4243.

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