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K&C Construction awarded over $800K in gov’t contracts since 2021

Kendol Arthur of K&C Construction

Local firm K&C Construction has been awarded a contract for the construction of a public restroom facility at Brewers Bay Beach, making this at least the fourth such government contract received since the start of the year.

This latest project is valued at exactly $124,258.70, bringing the combined total value of these contracts since 2021 to more than $800,000.

K&C Constructions, owned by Kendol Arthur and Colene Penn, was awarded the contract through Cabinet on the recommendation of the Central Tenders Board’s technical committee on August 24.

Back in February, Cabinet had also awarded the construction firm two contracts to construct two new social homes — one in Sea Cow’s Bay, Tortola and the other in White Bay on Jost Van Dyke.

Those were valued at $194,341.40 and $177,408, respectively.

Prior to those two contracts, the company was contracted to perform repair works valued $331,862.53 at the Attorney General’s residence in McNamara.

The residence had sustained serious damage during Hurricane Irma in 2017. The repair to the AG’s residence was a part of a series of projects under the Recovery & Development Agency (RDA) which the government said would boost a shaky economy by hiring local contractors. Penn is employed with the RDA.

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  1. FOUR says:

    Four contracts under a million dollars; somebody is making a good choice selecting this company. This is value for money if you ask me GOOD job K&C Construction.

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  2. hmmm says:

    and he allegedly can’t finish not one properly… Also the work around the police station.

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    • Strupz says:

      Those works are additional works and weren’t part of the original project scope. The police is doing it themselves. Had they allow K and C to complete it, it would be done by now.

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    • Johnson & Johnson says:

      All you haters & bad-minded people who talking & running you all mouth, remember who God bless, no man curse. If God bless K&C Construction with the progress their making you can talk from now until all of you dead, you all can’t take it away from them. Nothing wrong if you all want to put in for jobs and get it. Stop pulling down K&C Construction. I see their work and they are doing a good job. The time I take to try & pull them down I rather ask for some blessings from God as well too. Study y’all own business. Some of y’all talking & y’all worse than them. If y’all have sense and check right Some of these contracts don’t have no money in them. Don’t check the big figure, check other people who are getting Millions. Y’all too bad mind and too discriminating. Time for y’all to stop that & study y’all business. I learn to be happy for people when they are making progress in life and stop fighting them down. All of you are blood suckers.

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    • to strupes says:

      if he had done the wall properly they would have let him do the rest. Just driving pass for months watching him struggle to put up a little wall

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    • Callwood says:

      You is a dumb a**, the man never spend long on that wall, look at the length of the wall and the man finish it in just 2 & 1/2 weeks. You could never get something like that done and the man is a good workman, he used to work with me before, he was one of my best workers. He was also the foreman and he likes to produce quality work. When he work it was not only about the money it was about his character and the client that he works with. He rather the client to be happy even if he goes home brokes. So you are talking for fame. You don’t have s**t to say about the man. So shut your a**.

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  3. conflict says:

    so the company is owned by a person who works for the RDA, that alone makes it wrong, inside trading at its finest, imagine knowing exactly what the RDA wants before the contracts are put out the tender and given preference in submissions….

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    • Congrats K and C says:

      RDA’s procurement process is one of such that only the procurement unit has access to its content and Ms P, has no knowledge of this as she’s assigned to another unit.

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      • please don't go there says:

        This is BVI where nottin is confidential. She might not have knowledge, but she sure has access to those who do. You can get any information you want in any office where BVI people work. If you want to know what part of a person body was surgically removed, contact the right person in the medical field and they will tell you

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        • I’m there says:

          You words speak about you. You clearly don’t know her. She doesn’t have access and she won’t be given such.

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  4. LOL says:

    and … currently woks at RDA…talk about conflict of interest…MY BVI

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    • Central Tenders says:

      It’s not an RDA contract, It’s from Central Tenders Committee. Reading is fundamental

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      • LOL says:

        Understanding is also fundamental. Going through the central tenders committee does not negate the fact that the PROJECT is UNDER the RDA…NOT because you “go through” the process means there isn’t foul play…lol

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        • Ignorance is not bliss says:

          This is not an RDA project else it would have been executed under the RDA’s Procurement process. Instead, it’s went through the Central Tenders Board.

          Stop misleading the public and talking what you don’t know.

          You all just making up any excuse! Sickening

  5. Hmmm says:

    All of a sudden this Vincy owned company spring up out the blue and getting contact left right and center? *** don’t know a thing about construction and *** was barely a tradesman. But now they getting big work and steady work? Clear red flags! ⛳⛳⛳⛳

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    • Lies says:

      Lies. Clearly he knows what he’s doing and it burning you. #VincyMass

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    • Strupz says:

      Because he does Good Work. That’s why it’s steady. The finished product is there for all to see.

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    • John says:

      Why you all have so much bad mind. Even if he’s from vincy, what does that have to do with anything. That’s the best you could come up with. You cannot be a BVIlander & talking s**t like that, because that’s not how we talk in the BVI. We have love and we are peaceful people. Alyo must learn to thank God when someone gets a blessing and stop pulling them down. I’m from here as well and I won’t talk that s**t. Leave the people them let them strive. I see works that the man do, and he can work very well. So y’all get down on yall knees and pray for the best of the country and leave the people them alone.

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    • John says:

      Why you all have so much bad mind. Even if he’s from vincy, what does that have to do with anything. That’s the best you could come up with. You cannot be a BVIlander & talking s**t like that, because that’s not how we talk in the BVI. We have love and we are peaceful people. Alyo must learn to thank God when someone gets a blessing and stop pulling them down. I’m from here as well and I won’t talk that s**t. Leave the people them let them strive. I see works that the man do, and he can work very well. So y’all get down on yall knees and pray for the best of the country and leave the people them alone.

    • John says:

      Why you all have so much bad mind. Even if he’s from vincy, what does that have to do with anything. That’s the best you could come up with. You cannot be a BVIlander & talking s**t like that, because that’s not how we talk in the BVI. We have love and we are peaceful people. Alyo must learn to thank God when someone gets a blessing and stop pulling them down. I’m from here as well and I won’t talk that s**t. Leave the people them let them strive. I see works that the man do, and he can work very well. So y’all get down on yall knees and pray for the best of the country and leave the people them alone.

  6. No Purpose says:

    What’s the point of all these public restrooms? They never open, or only open on cruise ship days.
    Noel Lloyd Park Toilets. You can only go certain days. West End Playground near the police station. They have NEVER worked.
    Why build them if they never get maintained?

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    • Brewers says:

      Notwithstanding your comment, Brewers is in desperate need of a public restroom. It’s mostly residents that go there to relax with their families and I dread to think where they go to the bathroom. Tourists will be put off if they can’t find a restroom.

  7. Crazy says:

    We definitely need the COI to look into the RDA . From long the RDA being giving out contracts to a selected few who are willing to play ball with them .kick backs

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  8. Reading is Fundamental says:

    This project was awarded by the Central Tenders Committee not the RDA. The public really needs to know the difference

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  9. i need a job! says:

    God Blessed local government employee Colene Penn, rescue St. Vincent Kendol in getting opportunity in obtaining contracts like bush with a new company that’s not completing professional job! cheers to K&C

  10. SMDH says:

    When are we going to see ANY contract to do with our schools???? This is crazy. Money passing like diarrhea and yet not a dime for schools so the kids get can back into school.

  11. Concerned says:

    Funny how when a Vincy man commits a crime such a rape, murder,incest,etc y’all drag them to the dirt now one has work his way up from a trademan tonow owner of a company y’all want to drag him to. How about a little praise when they’re doing good? This man’s entire family is here in the BVI and is contributing positively and not even a thank you he can get for his efforts. So he is good to sing and entertain y’all but not good enough to be a boss? Gtfoh!!

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  12. Wellsah says:

    So yall can’t give another construction company ah EAT buddy

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    • 4 out of 100 - Come on! says:

      You think Gov’t only give out 4 contracts for the whole year? Ah beg you go look work. K and C earned every contract they were awarded. Nothing was given to them. They worked hard for it.

      You think submitting a tender is an easy process? K and C did the work and have the best submissions and the quality work to match it. Hands down. End of story.

      Don’t sleep on K and C. Only now they start. Congratulations Kendol and Colene.

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    • Bystander says:

      Who you want autland quality or metro again let the small men eat jeez mon

  13. vincy says:

    I have picture of project that never done properly the girl that work rda … who keep giving he the contract McMaster need to wake up

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  14. Watch God Work says:

    Congratulations K and C Construction. Just like your projects in the past, you will do an exceptional job at the Brewer’s Bay bathrooms. I have every confidence in you.

  15. Quality says:

    I must say congratulations to K&C Construction. One person keep talking about the wall. There’s not one thing wrong with the wall at the Road Town police station. By the way I know who you are. You have a problem with the man but don’t use that against the company, the company does do good works. The problem you have with the man go & take it up with the lord. You & I know that the company produce good works, so what you trying to do with the company it will not work. All of you who trying to destroy K&C Construction need to go & clear up y’all good standings & get jobs like K&C Construction. We does get job like K&C Construction too because we are in good standing. K&C I want to give you a word of encouragement. Stand up for what you believe in, continue to do your good works, we’ve been through the same thing that you’re going though right now. Forget these fighters & back bitters and trust in the lord and you will be strengthened. You could know that they trying to pull down K&C, because when I look at the news none of these 3 jobs came from RDA, if they could read they can see that, but they cannot read, they just like to run their mouth, put them to do your good works that y’all does deliver & they won’t be able do s**t.

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