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$113K being spent to improve internet, data services at RVIPF

$113K being spent to improve internet, data services at RVIPF

The government has awarded a $113,000 contract to improve internet and data services throughout the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).
The ‘dark fibre network activation’ contract was awarded to Electronic Solutions Ltd. This infrastructure will be installed at police offices across the territory.

A dark fibre network is an underground technological solution that enables excellent internet signal strength.

Once the activation process is completed, the RVIPF will have higher bandwidth, increased data transfer speeds, and greater security for data on its network.

Electronic Solutions won the contract to activate the network after the Cabinet accepted the recommendation from the Central Tenders Board’s (CTB) technical committee sent on September 14

Meanwhile, the government has also retroactively approved the waiver of the tender process to retain a consultant to provide statistician services for the police from May 2020 to December 31, 2021.

According to the government, the statistician, Adrian DaCosta, is retained until a suitable candidate is appointed to the post.

The recruitment process is projected to be completed on November 31, 2021. The agreement between DaCosta and the government is valued at $60,000.

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