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Gov't seeking 24-hr security services for Immigration detainees @ Castle Maria

Gov't seeking 24-hr security services for Immigration detainees @ Castle Maria

The Government of the Virgin Islands is inviting tenders for the supply of security services for Immigration detainees housed at Hotel Castle Maria in Road Town, Tortola.
The proposed scope of service comprises providing 24-hour security service for immigration detainees housed at Hotel Castle Maria. The primary purpose is to safeguard the perimeters and safety of persons held in detention by the Immigration Department.

There have been several incidents where detainees have escaped while being housed at Hotel Castle Maria.

Requirements for tenderers

According to a press release from Government Information Services (GIS) on December 30, 2022, Procurement Coordinator, Mrs Ishma Rhymer said eligible tenderers are required to have a valid Trade 2023 Licence and submit Certificates of Good Standing in respect of the Social Security and taxes, including Payroll and Income Tax, from VI Social Security Board, National Health Insurance and Inland Revenue.

Bid documents will be available on January 9, 2023, on weekdays between 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Bidding documents will be sent to bidders electronically upon request to with the subject title “Supply of Security Services for Immigration Detainees housed at Hotel Castle Maria”.

Pre-tender meeting

A virtual pre-tender meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 10:00 am. The access code and password will be provided prior to the meeting. All prospective tenderers are invited to attend.

Interested tenderers should submit one (1) original, three (3) copies and one (1) flash drive containing the bidder’s documents. The original bid should be placed in a sealed envelope and marked “ORIGINAL” and the additional copies placed in another sealed envelope and marked “COPIES”. Both envelopes should then be placed in an outer envelope and marked “Supply of Security Services for Immigration Detainees housed at Hotel Castle Maria” and addressed to:

The Chairman
Central Tenders Board
Ministry of Finance
Procurement Unit
Rita Frett Georges Bldg., 2nd Floor
Waterfront Drive, Road Town, Tortola
British Virgin Islands

All tenders must be deposited in the Tender Box at the Ministry of Finance (Procurement Unit), Rita Frett Georges Bldg., Second Floor, Waterfront Drive, Road Town, Tortola, BVI by the bearer not later than 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 7, 2023. Tenders will not be received after the Tender Box is closed.

Tenders will be opened on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at 11:30 am at Procurement Unit, Ministry of Finance, Rita Frett Georges Bldg., Second Floor. Tenderers are invited to witness the opening via Webex. Tenderers will be provided with the access code and password prior to the opening of Tenders.

For more information, contact the Procurement Coordinator at (284) 468-4243/5921 or email

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