Building Construction Management Ltd has been awarded a contract exceeding a million dollars to install a new elevator for a section of the Ralph T O’Neal Administration Complex.
This was indicated in the decision document about the Cabinet’s April 27 meeting.
The construction company received the contract on the recommendation of the Central Tenders Board’s (CTB) technical evaluation committee.
The decision document said: “Cabinet reviewed and accepted the Evaluation Report submitted by the Central Tenders Board’s (CTB) technical evaluation committee — which the CTB approved on 29th March, 2022 — [and] accepted the CTB’s recommendation to award Building Construction Management Group Ltd. a contract for the construction of the new elevator shaft, procurement, installation and commissioning of a new elevator for the West Atrium of the Ralph T O’Neal Administration Complex in the amount of $1,076,796.99”.
The document said Cabinet further decided that the Ministry of Transportation, Works and Utilities instruct the Attorney General’s Chambers to vet the relevant agreement.
The administration complex sustained major damage during the September 2017 hurricanes. This has caused successive governments to rent privately-own offices to house their public service workers as a series of repairs are undertaken on the complex.
In 2018, the Central Statistics Office estimated the government’s annual rent expenditure to be approximately $6.4 million.
This statistic was shared in the recently released Commission of Inquiry