The objectives of this consultancy, according to a Government press release on March 31, 2022, are to develop procedures applicable to the operations of the Commission, develop regulations for governing the operations of gaming activities in the Virgin Islands, and provide general consulting services to assist the Commission in complying with its duty to regulate and oversee the Virgin Islands gaming and betting industry.
It said the Virgin Islands Gaming and Betting Control Commission’s responsibilities include regulating and controlling the operation of gaming and betting in the Virgin Islands; and granting of licences without prejudice in accordance with the provisions of the Virgin Islands Gaming and Betting Control Act, 2020.
According to the press release, the Commission will also conduct studies, prepare reports, and make recommendations in relation to gaming and betting activities in the Virgin Islands, conduct inspections of gaming equipment, monitor activities of licenced gaming entities, and collect fees and levies, amongst other duties.
Procurement Coordinator, Mrs Ishma Rhymer said the objective is to procure the services of a consultant to provide services to the Virgin Islands Gaming and Betting Control with respect to the industries and activities under its jurisdiction as well as develop procedures applicable to the operations of the Commission.
The scope of services includes but are not limited to providing consulting services inclusive of technology, operations and strategy during the start-up phase of the Commission and assist the Commission in the drafting of rules and procedures governing its operations.
Services also include establishing systems of internal control and technical standards designed to ensure both the integrity and the profitability of the Commission, and provide expert advice as it relates to designing and defining organisational structure and staffing within the Commission.
A virtual Pre-Tender meeting will be held via Webex platform on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at 10:00 am,and according to the press release, all prospective tenderers will be notified of the access code and password prior to the meeting.
Electronic submissions of proposals in a non-editable format and not exceeding 10 MB should be sent to the Procurement Coordinator at email address firstname.lastname@example.org. The filename and the email subject must bear the Applicant’s name and “RFP for Consultancy Services for the Virgin Islands Gaming and Betting Control Commission”.
Proposals must be submitted to the Procurement Coordinator no later than Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Late submissions will not be accepted for evaluation. Proposals will be opened on the same day at 11:30 a.m. Bidders who wish to witness the opening process via Webex will be provided with the access code and password before Monday, April 18, 2022.
Any questions regarding this RFP should be submitted in writing by email only to the Procurement Coordinator at email@example.com on or before Wednesday, April, 13, 2022.
The Virgin Islands Gaming and Betting Control Commission’s responsibilities include regulating and controlling the operation of gaming and betting in the Virgin Islands; and granting of licences without prejudice in accordance with the provisions of the Virgin Islands Gaming and Betting Control Act, 2020.