The government is set to commence the construction of two social homes in the territory and are inviting suitable bidders with Certificates of Good Standing to submit bids to compete for the projects.
The announcement was made in two separate media releases from the Ministry of Finance. The ministry confirmed that the social homes will be constructed in Zion Hill on Tortola and at The Settlement on Anegada.
It also outlined the relevant criteria needed to be successful for the project and the necessary measures that all tenderers must follow to ensure each bid is properly submitted.
According to the Procurement Coordinator Ishma Rhymer, the scope of works expected for both projects will include the demolition of existing structures, furnishing of all plants, labour, equipment and materials and performing all operations in connection with the construction of both social homes which must be done in accordance with the drawings and specifications.
Good standings required
Rymer also said all bidders must present tender security or bond that is at least one percent of the bid price, either by an accredited insurance company or through a bank.
“Eligible tenderers are [also] required to submit Certificates of Good Standing in respect of the Social Security and Taxes including Payroll and Property Tax from BVI Social Security Board, National Health Insurance, Inland Revenue, the Commercial Registry, valid Trade Licence, detailed work programme showing the order in which the various sections of works are to be executed along with other documents as outlined in the tender document,” Rhymer stated.
Some of the other required documents
To receive a detailed description of all the required documents needed for the project, the Finance Ministry is asking that all interested persons make a request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting the Procurement Coordinator at (284) 468-4243/5921.
For the Zion Hill project, the email subject title must include “Construction of the New Social Home, Zion Hill, West End, Tortola”, while the Anegada project subject title should state “Construction of the New Social Home, The Settlement, Anegada”.
The bidding documents for both projects will be available from Monday, February 8, and must be submitted no later than 10 am on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.
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