Two buildings housing government departments on Virgin Gorda will soon undergo repairs, following the damage to the structures by category five hurricanes more than two years.
The buildings – the Flax and the North Sound Administration facilities – are now open for tender for rehabilitative and reconstruction works, a government-commissioned release has said.
The release said proposed works on the Flax Administration building will see the structure’s concrete frame rehabilitated, block walls strengthened and a new truss timber roof with metal sheeting built.
The carpentry, interior finishes, plumbing fires and fittings, electrical systems and some mechanical works will also be replaced, the release added.
In the meantime, Procurement Coordinator Ishma Rhymer said the Vanterpool building will receive reinforced block walls and a concrete frame.
Timbre rafter roofs with metal sheets, a replacement of the exterior stairwells and a new roof will also be done, she further said.
“Other works on the building include the rehabilitation and partial replacement of carpentry, improvements to all finished floors, walls and ceilings; rehabilitation of some plumbing fixtures, electrical lights and components and some mechanical systems, in addition to the construction of a water cistern,” the release noted.
Requirements to bid
According to Rhymer, interested firms interested must be legally incorporated or have a principal place of business in a Caribbean Development Bank member country to be eligible to bid.
“Bid documents are currently available weekdays between 9 am and 4 pm [and] bidding documents will be made available electronically from the Ministry of Finance upon email request to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title respectively.”
Pre-tender meetings for the two projects will be held on Friday, October 18 at 10:30 am and 11 am at Conference Room number-one inside the Vanterpool Administration Building on the sister island.
Bidding ends on Tuesday, November 19 at 10 am and will be opened on the same day at 11:30 am and 12 pm at the Ministry of Finance’s Procurement Unit located on the second floor of the Quomar Trading Building number-two on the Blackburn Road, Tortola.