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Road to repairs | Gov’t inviting bids for work on admin complex

Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused considerable damage to the Central Administration Complex in Road Town. (BVI News photo)

Government is finally opening the tendering process for repair works to the Central Administration Complex in Road Town.

“Works will include the final cleaning and clearing of old mechanical, electrical and plumbing components, the design and refitting of office spaces, the design of new mechanical, electrical and plumbing, contract administration and construction supervision,” government has said.

Tenders must be deposited in the ‘Tender Box’ placed at the Ministry of Finance on Central Administrative Complex by 10am on September 4.

Tenders will be publicly opened at noon that same day.

Government has scheduled a pre-tender meeting at the complex on August 24 at 10am . The meeting will be held on the second floor of the east atrium in conference room number-two. All tenderers are invited to attend.

The complex had sustained considerable damage during the September 2017 hurricanes. This forced a number of departments to relocate and continue their operations from other buildings.

The government announced back in April that it received an $11.4 million payout from NAGICO Insurance.

Tendering requirements

A non-refundable fee of $250 is required to bid.

Tenderers are required to provide original certificates of good standing from the Director of the Social Security Board, the Commissioner of Inland Revenue, and the National Health Insurance.

Tenderers must also provide a valid trade licence and certificates of good standing from the Commercial Registry (if the company is a registered agent). Certificates should be dated no earlier than one month prior to the date of submission.

Tenderers should submit one original and the three copies of the tender. The original should be placed in a sealed envelope and marked ‘Original’ and the additional copies placed in another sealed envelope and marked ‘Copies’.

Both envelopes should then be placed in an outer envelope and marked ‘Consultancy Services for Engineering and Architectural Design, Construction Supervision and Contract Management for the Rehabilitation of the Central Administration Complex’.

Tender Documents are available upon request from the Chairman, Central Tenders Board, Ministry of Finance, Procurement Unit, Central Administrative Complex, Third Floor, East Atrium, Waterfront Drive, Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

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  1. Sam the man says:

    whatever is done don’t let PS McMaster oversee this -it is 10 months plus and all we have at West End is a tent and container!

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    • [ON]Beast Mode says:

      @Sam – I concur! Under his advice the MCW has dropped so low that it is an embarrassment. No experienice in this sector and it is well and truly evident. Should’ve been sacked a long-time ago but when the audits start he’ll be singing like a canary.

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    • Mango says:

      By the time they’ve written “Consultancy Services for Engineering and Architectural Design, Construction Supervision and Contract Management for the Rehabilitation of the Central Administration Complex’ on the envelope as required, 10 months will have gone by.

  2. to sam the man says:

    why you dont do it? you are one a dem man who got to bellitle another to feel big..

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  3. No Vision! says:

    Forget that waste of space! Build a proper admin block (with good air quality) on the high school campus or out of town that can actually accommodate government without the need for millions in rental space. Use this carcass for a tourism product

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Asking for bids? Really!! The project will go to one of the pier park builders. Bid will be given and final cost will be 4 times original bid. Lots of hands need to be greased. Taking any bids from real qualified contractors outside the BVI? Advertising it anywhere other than the BVI news? Total corruption. Save this post and read it again when the renovation is done. If it ever gets done

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  5. Anonymous says:

    You islanders are truly stupid. The government complex was insured for $32 million and it was a total loss. NAGICO paid $11 million. Are you all really that stupid or is it in your DNA. . This s**t is prevalent in Africa but we didn’t think it permeated to the Caribbean. My bad. We were wrong. Stop stealing from the people or you will always remain a third world s**thole. Make the government transparent and have them explain where the other $21 million is and why they settled for $11 million. Did some in the government pocket some money?

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  6. Amen says:

    Finally some government departments can soon stop swatting…..Amen can’t wait for the renovations to be completed so they can occupy they space.

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