Director of Procurement at the RDA John Primo said during the virtual signing ceremony on February 16, 2021, that the first was for the repairs to the Theodolph Faulkner Administration building in Anegada. This contract was issued to No limit Construction to the tune of $209,653.86.
He said five tenders were received by the submission deadline and following an evaluation, No Limit Construction was determined to offer the best value for money.
The contracts for the rubberised resurfacing for the Basketball Court at the Anegada Recreational Ground and the rubberized resurfacing of the basketball court at the Jeffery A. Caines Sports Complex in Virgin Gorda were awarded to Alternative Concrete Solutions Ltd.
The contract to the tune of $94,423 was awarded for the Anegada project, while the company inked the contract for Virgin Gorda project for $72,308.
The fourth contract is for a solar facility for the Ivan Dawson Primary School in Cane Garden Bay. This project, which is being funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to the tune of $53,380, will be executed by ATEC BVI Ltd.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) said he was pleased with the work of the RDA and said he looks forward to the works being done on time and within budget.
Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) said he was also pleased that three of the four projects are being done in his district, especially the basketball court to provide an avenue for recreation for the children and people of Virgin Gorda.
He said basketball is “very, very dear” to the people of Virgin Gorda, adding that it’s “almost a way of life.”
In the meantime, Hon Wheatley said, “It’s a big deal,” referring to the upgrading of the administration building on Anegada that would pave the way for e-government services to residents.
“They are tangible things that touch the lives of the people” he added.
“Today, with the signing of these contracts, it has signalled yet another victory for the BVI as we steadily move forward with our hurricane recovery efforts as we continue to move forward doing more with less,” Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said.
The Premier said he was pleased to know that through his government's advocacy, more local contractors are being given an opportunity to play a meaningful part in the territory's recovery efforts.
Other speakers included Governor John J. Rankin, CMG and Deputy Governor David D. Archer Jr.