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Another tender waiver: Top Priority bags $327K contract for ESHS

Lesmore Smith

Cabinet has announced that Top Priority Security Services will be given yet another retroactive tender waiver to provide contracted services to a local educational facility.

In a recent post-Cabinet statement, the government said the Lesmore Smith-owned Top Priority was contracted to provide security services at the Elmore Stoutt High School from July to December 2021.

The release explained that this tender waiver was due to Cabinet’s decision to redefine the scope of services and noted that payment of $327,360 is available for the contracted period.

Back in October, Cabinet announced in a separate media release that the government retroactively awarded Top Priority Security Services a contract some nine months after the company began its duties. That contract was to provide transportation services for government funds. 

The security company was expected to be paid $286,845 for its services that would run from January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2021. 

Selective tender for voter registration software

In its most recent release, Cabinet also stated that it approved a limited or selective tender process for the purchase of a Voter Registration and Election Management System software.

The contract, Cabinet said, is not to exceed $150,000 and includes the associated maintenance fees for use by the Office of the Supervisor of Elections.

The software is to be utilised as the electronic database of registered voters and the government said it agrees to enter into a contract with the selected vendor once the system is compatible with the election equipment presently utilised by the Office of the Supervisor of Elections.


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  1. UK COI says:

    Shows that the VIP and AF do not care at all about being investigated or about blatantly IGNORING the RULES OF THE LAND. They continue to hand out money to friends and family, ignore tender legislation and rule the island as a DICTATORSHIP. STOP THE STEAL OR OUR MONEY!

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  2. 1EYE says:

    Reading is fundamental. The headline sounds scandalous but if you read the article it’s nothing.

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  3. Bumpy says:

    I really had decided not to blog anymore. As a matter of fact to probably stop reading the news. I just happen to sign on today and look what confronts me as well as the whole BVI community. Andrew Fahie just give Lwsmore Smith over $300,000 of our money “No Tender”, Then this f**cling guy gets upset when his government is dubbed corrupt. UK is going to take over to clean up this place. It has to happen

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  4. Good and Bad.. Congrats Lesmo. says:

    Lesmo built a serious no nonsense Security company by hiring quality and qualify people most of his security agents are either XCop or XSoldiers and they are very descipline. I am an X Soldier and I admire what he is doing..He Just need better Rank leaders. And he need to pay them a little better. My Captain in the Army always say, you built a good company with talented and committed people, but you maintain your position as a good company with descipline Workers that adhere to company rules… …Other company need to step up..Other companies need to be given an opportunity also ..

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  5. Kkk says:

    The cheese got to be eaten by the clever rats ?. ?

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