Government has awarded two contracts totalling almost $200,000 for a Puerto Rican company to provide full mould remediation services to the Ralph T O’Neal Administration Building in Road Town.
A report on Cabinet’s October 25 meeting said government waived the tender process for Indoor Environmental Consultants from San Juan to receive the contracts.
The first contract — which is valued at $151,000 — is to cover the cost of cleaning contaminated materials and material disposal.
The report further said the mould removal measures employed for the building must be done in accordance with two international standards — the guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments, and the IICRC S520 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mould Remediation.
Meanwhile, the second contract is valued at $39,000 and is to cover the cost of training and equipping the maintenance staff of the government complex in mould remediation-related services. This second contract is also to include decontamination of the building’s basement and post-remediation verification testing.
The entire works to be carried out on the building is expected to be conducted urgently and is aimed at improving the overall indoor air quality of the building and to also maximise the preservation of government documents.
The renovation of the Ralph T O’Neal Administration Building is under the responsibility of Minister of Transportation, Works & Utilities, Kye Rymer.
Government agencies that were housed in building have been temporarily relocated while works to the building are undergone.
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