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RDA awards 4 new contracts for projects on VG, Anegada & Tortola

- contracts have a combined value of $429,764.86
Director of Procurement at the RDA John Primo, left, looks on as the contracts for the various projects are signed today, February 16, 2021. Photo: Facebook
Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) 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. Photo: Facebook
Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) 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. Photo: Facebook
Governor John J. Rankin, CMG (right) and Deputy Governor David D. Archer Jr at the contract signing ceremony today, February 16, 2021. Photo: Facebook
Governor John J. Rankin, CMG (right) and Deputy Governor David D. Archer Jr at the contract signing ceremony today, February 16, 2021. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Virgin Islands continues its steady recovery from the 2017 devastating hurricanes, the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) has awarded four new contracts for projects on Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Tortola to a combined value of $429,764.86.

Theodolph Faulkner Administration

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.

Resurfacing of basketball courts on Anegada & VG

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.

Solar facility for Ivan Dawson Primary School

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.

Basketball 'almost a way of life' on VG- Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

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.

Yet another victory for the VI

“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.

8 Responses to “RDA awards 4 new contracts for projects on VG, Anegada & Tortola”

  • Baby contracts. (16/02/2021, 14:04) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Who are getting the major million dollars contracts, that what we need to know
  • ABC (16/02/2021, 14:28) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    The vip is jamming bottom line
    • @ABC (16/02/2021, 15:20) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
      Jamming what? These things were in motion from NDP days through the same RDA/CDB that Fahie talked negative about.
      • @ @ reply (16/02/2021, 22:43) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
        Well vip could have blocked them but they have not so go smoke that hater
  • Deh Watcha (16/02/2021, 18:28) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    I would like to know what will become of the RDA when the CDB loan funds are spent?

    This entity is running on fumes in my opinion.
  • Oh My (16/02/2021, 22:50) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Goodness,,,,is the basketball backboard(s), hoops fixed at the court near the west end police station yet? That might cost maybe $1000. An article like this shows what an absolute waste of money these “make work” project are. The RDA seems to be so excited about the amount of money spent vs what the result and outcomes will be.
  • Not to worry (16/02/2021, 22:56) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Do not worry who will get credit becaues soon we will not have a local Government. Set of fools fighting against each other. There is a long time saying : "Divide and concur.
  • white master (16/02/2021, 23:15) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    why is the Governor there? Anyone elect he?


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