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Sandwise secures bid for EE works in CDB loan

Government signed a contract on May 20, 2014 with Sandwise Limited for the Rehabilitation of Drains, Retaining Walls and Road Works in Parham Town which Communication and Works Minister Hon. Mark H. Vanterpool said is expected to be completed within six months. Photo: VINO
Hon. Vanterpool said the work is expected to commence in a month’s time and will be completed within 180 days or six (6) months from the date of commencement. Photo: VINO
Hon. Vanterpool said the work is expected to commence in a month’s time and will be completed within 180 days or six (6) months from the date of commencement. Photo: VINO
Representative for Sandwise Ltd, Mrs Roxanne Ritter Herbert thanked the government for the opportunity and said it was a new adventure for the company given the CDB guidelines involved in the project. Photo: VINO
Representative for Sandwise Ltd, Mrs Roxanne Ritter Herbert thanked the government for the opportunity and said it was a new adventure for the company given the CDB guidelines involved in the project. Photo: VINO
Mr Ashley Ritter signs the contract on behalf of Sandwise Limited. Photo: VINO
Mr Ashley Ritter signs the contract on behalf of Sandwise Limited. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Government signed a contract on May 20, 2014 with Sandwise Limited for the Rehabilitation of Drains, Retaining Walls and Road Works in Parham Town which Communication and Works Minister Hon. Mark H. Vanterpool said is expected to be completed within six months.

The contract was the one of two major contracts signed between the Government of the Virgin Islands and is part of the $15.7 million Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Loan Infrastructural Development Programme to undertake rehabilitation work to roads and bridges damaged by heavy rainfall during the passage of Sub-Tropical Storm Otto, in 2010. 

Sandwise Limited submitted the winning bid for the Parham Town works, ahead of two other companies, in the amount of $1,565,505.70. 

Representative for Sandwise Ltd, Mrs Roxanne Ritter Herbert thanked the government for the opportunity and said it was a new adventure for the company given the CDB guidelines involved in the project. 

She added that the team was cognisant of the traffic in the Parham Town area and promised to complete the project within budget and on time once there are no changes. 

Hon. Vanterpool said the work is expected to commence in a month’s time and will be completed within 180 days or six (6) months from the date of commencement. 

“You would appreciate that major infrastructural projects of this nature, demand a lot of resources, and would take some time to come to fruition,” Hon. Vanterpool said. 

He added: “I am also taking this opportunity to remind all contractors, that other projects are to be tendered within the next few weeks and this is your opportunity to participate in the development of our country.” 

The Ministry of Communications and Works is tasked with among other areas providing efficient sewerage systems and a safe stronger road network and drainage system.

12 Responses to “Sandwise secures bid for EE works in CDB loan”

  • xxxxxxxx (22/05/2014, 08:33) Like (3) Dislike (12) Reply
    you mean finally a VIP got a work Thanks to Hon. Fraser again for setting up the CBC loan with transparency that is why NDP can’t stop qualifiesd VIP from getting work…We need Fraser to lead the country it will mean all ah we will eat!!
  • weed (22/05/2014, 08:45) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    kudos white head I know you will do a good job!
  • Yes (22/05/2014, 08:51) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply

    That land crab in the east going to come out of his hole now and cuss out m....on.

  • Truth (22/05/2014, 09:00) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Only now NDP want to act like them doing thing, they must go still, what about the mandatory gun law what you all promise us the people that you had in your manifesto now another election is coming and nothing yet and every week its about two guns the police getting off the streets, NDP is just talk that's why they got to go
    • rr (22/05/2014, 09:11) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      lol.....no progress is being made i guess. Everything must happen over night huh
  • ooooo (22/05/2014, 09:22) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    dont be fooled people...these were jobs created by the vip but was delayed by the ndp to make it look like they're jammin
  • Voters (22/05/2014, 09:33) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    Ndp will go trust us
  • east man (22/05/2014, 09:55) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well! Well! Vip can't complain ,all the major contracts are going to their supporters,so they should have enough war money to fight off NDP,good doing NDP,hope one day you all will be able to strenghten some more supporters instead of the land crabs and STO.I'm in the bleachers looking on at the game...
  • wellsaw (22/05/2014, 10:43) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    Now see only 9 comments on this one but if it was a certain contractor we would have 50 comments and counting. Let me hear the VIP idiots talking now about unfairness and cronies. If you submit a bid and you qualify to do the works and your bid is the best, you get the job. Look at the cruise pier and the CDB projects. Any cronies? NO. so your argument is out the window.


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