Government has awarded a contract valued up to $482,676 to a US-based company to supply mailboxes to replace the ones damaged by Hurricane Irma back in 2017.
US Mail Supply Inc was awarded the contract over two other companies after Cabinet waived the tendering process.
In a post-meeting statement on June 6, Cabinet said the tendering process was waived “due to the commercial and social importance of such a service”.
The statement further said the US company was selected “on the basis of durability, the manufacturing time factor, and the urgency of restoring the BVI’s postal services … with a view to generating the much-needed revenue for the territory.”
The contracted will be executed in three phases and is scheduled to be completed by 2021.
Phase I will be executed in 2019 at a cost of $257,999. Phase II is scheduled to be executed in 2020 at a cost of $174,312 while Phase III’s projected execution date is in 2021 at a cost of $50,365.
The new VIP government has waived the tender process for a number of projects such as the contract for the restoration of the L-shaped building at the Elmore Stoutt High School.
Government said this approach was taken to tackle what they consider to be ‘critical issues’.
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