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Cabinet approves $1M contract for new elevator @ Admin Complex

- contract is for construction of elevator shaft & procurement & installation of elevator
A new elevator for Ralph T. O’Neal Administration Complex will cost the Government of the Virgin Islands over one million dollars, according to a Cabinet Post Meeting Statement released today, May 12, 2022. Photo: VINO/File
Building Construction Management Group Ltd has been awarded the contract for the construction of a new elevator shaft, procurement, installation and commissioning of a new elevator for the West Atrium of the Ralph T. O'Neal Administration Complex in the amount of one million, seventy-six thousand, seven hundred and ninety-six dollars and ninety-nine cents ($1,076,796.99). Photo: Internet Source/File
Building Construction Management Group Ltd has been awarded the contract for the construction of a new elevator shaft, procurement, installation and commissioning of a new elevator for the West Atrium of the Ralph T. O'Neal Administration Complex in the amount of one million, seventy-six thousand, seven hundred and ninety-six dollars and ninety-nine cents ($1,076,796.99). Photo: Internet Source/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A new elevator for Ralph T. O’Neal Administration Complex will cost the Government of the Virgin Islands over one million dollars, according to a Cabinet Post Meeting Statement released today, May 12, 2022.

According to the statement, the contract for the elevator project was approved by Cabinet on April 27, 2022.

It said Cabinet “Reviewed and accepted the Evaluation Report submitted by the Central Tenders Board's (CTB) technical evaluation committee, which the CTB approved on 29th March, 2022; accepted the CTB’s recommendation to award Building Construction Management Group Ltd. a contract for the construction of the new elevator shaft, procurement, installation and commissioning of a new elevator for the West Atrium of the Ralph T. O'Neal Administration Complex in the amount of one million, seventy-six thousand, seven hundred and ninety-six dollars and ninety-nine cents ($1,076,796.99).”

Cabinet also decided that the Ministry of Transportation, Works and Utilities instruct the Attorney General's Chambers to vet the relevant agreement.

The Ralph T. O'Neal Administration Complex, the hub of Government business, has been under repairs, following its devastation by Hurricane Irma in September 2017.

Meeting was chaired by Gov Rankin

His Excellency, the Governor John J. Rankin, CMG, had chaired the Meeting held at the Financial Services Commission’s Resource Centre, where all Members were present, with the exception of the former Premier Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and former Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration.

The then Acting Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines attended the meeting.

46 Responses to “Cabinet approves $1M contract for new elevator @ Admin Complex”

  • ??? (12/05/2022, 15:29) Like (30) Dislike (3) Reply
    Where is the Foy and Oleander cartoon?
    • Yes (12/05/2022, 15:54) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yes where is the cartoon with them on the plane with the money or with them in brown jail suits?
  • Oh boy. (12/05/2022, 15:40) Like (33) Dislike (2) Reply
    Is this another no bid contract.?
  • smh (12/05/2022, 15:41) Like (33) Dislike (1) Reply
    We dont want the uk to step in with nosense like this?! 1Mil!!
  • Great move .. (12/05/2022, 15:48) Like (27) Dislike (2) Reply
    I still do not think this Elephant problem we have created by locals can be solved by locals, we need Britain to send an experience administrative contingent to work along with the Govt. Was this in the letter. Seeking assistance?
  • WOW (12/05/2022, 15:51) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    well sir we would have to walk up the stairs so we can loose a few inches.put a sign saying out of order. not my tax dollars buying that at this time.
  • Ummm (12/05/2022, 15:57) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    What's wrong with.... nevermind. Enjoy taking the elevator to the offices that will be housing the new UK personnel.
  • BuzzBvi (12/05/2022, 15:59) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    This lift has to go up one floor so it is going to be expensive!!
  • The gods above (12/05/2022, 16:03) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who needs an elevator for a two storey building??
  • News (12/05/2022, 16:06) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    SERIOUSLY ONE MILLION FOR ELIVATOR SHAFT AND ELIVATOR?????? I JUST FINISH MY 2 STORY 4 BEDROOM HOUSE FOR 850 OOO.OO COMPLETE AND ITS VERY MODERN WITH ALL AMENITIES . JUST WOW AND ONE ELIVATOR PLUS THE SHAFT FOR 1,000,000.00
    • Deh Watcha (12/05/2022, 19:10) Like (28) Dislike (0) Reply
      The whole Central Tenders Board need dissolving.

      Most elevators purchased for use here (+/- 4 floors) Cost around $200k. I just got one quoted for 5 floors at $180k delivered to the BVI Port. I would not even mention the elevator shaft cost. Everything must be gold plated on this thing.

      Somebody needs locking up for this one. Who sat down and said, "yes this is a good price"?
    • I agree (13/05/2022, 01:00) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      this is crazy, so much money just for a elevator shaft. i can not remember the cost of the admin building but to compare to the eshs price something is not right.


      but i am glad how the governor shining light on everything
    • +++ (14/05/2022, 23:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      One million plus $79,000 the $79,000 probably the actual cost to purchase and install.
      You can Google how much it costs for commercial elevators. ????... less than $100,000k is what I found.
  • Outrageous (12/05/2022, 16:09) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is there anyone in cabinet checking the price of things before they approve these contracts $1,000,000.00 for an elevator rediculous really rediculous
  • sh*T starting again.. smh (12/05/2022, 16:10) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    1 elevator costing the same as building 3 one bedroom apartment.. lol racket never done
  • Charlie excuse the pun (12/05/2022, 16:15) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    The golden ticket to the magic glass elevator
  • Give me the contract! (12/05/2022, 16:16) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    I will give you two elevators for that money and spend the other 'alf a mil on beer!
  • Bullterrior (12/05/2022, 16:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You live Tola so long and you cant spell Fahie all now?
    Nonsense..
  • Nlck (12/05/2022, 16:35) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Was there a tendering process and is this a priority right now?. We need visionary leaders. Let us remember the well known quote from the late Lavity Stoutt.
  • Have Mercy (12/05/2022, 16:40) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Governor keep letting these man hag themselves, really ? Who Building Construction Group Management? What kinda name is this ? P*sh P*P ?????
  • Lord (12/05/2022, 16:47) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    unless y'all are installing 3-4 of them Otis gen 4 elevators, I see no way this is justifiable.
  • For those that don't know (12/05/2022, 16:53) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    The major part of installing an elevator is the shaft. If you don't get that right/ plum on a new build. The elevator kit adjustments will not have the spectrum to function.
    This building already has the shaft in place and the building is as tall as me... so you are basically calling in an off island sub-contractor to demo existing and just install a new one.
    A good subby shipped down from the States would do it in a week and would maybe send 4 men max.
    The height, size and live loads of said elevator is what determines the cost. You could call any proper elevator company right now, give them the dimensions and load capacity and they would give you a quote over the phone. Then it is just a case of logistics... so someone is going to cream 60% of that bid minimum.
  • coke (12/05/2022, 16:55) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    perhaps they should use the stairs for a bit rather than the territory's money on another vanity project
  • Really (12/05/2022, 16:55) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    An elevator for 1 million dollars? What happens to activities for the kids funded by tax payers money? This government and I mean all needs to go. This is more money for you all to steal. Go build after school programs all over the islands so kids have things to do and places to go instead of the streets. UK will fully direct hear because you all see all the wasted money and you continue to waste more
  • walk (12/05/2022, 16:55) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    Use the stairs. Saves electricity. Saves cost of maintenance. Faster than standing there and waiting for elevator to come. Opportunity to exercise.
    Or, spend $ 1 million on the elevator. The thing will break down due to poor maintenance (assuming it's properly installed), and you'll still end up using the stairs while waiting for another expensive set of repairs.
    Why is this a priority?
  • Hmph (12/05/2022, 16:59) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Only for one???? That One Mil coulda go up two more stories so Gov't could stop paying rent to these building owners, let them fend for them own for once.
  • Sick sick... (12/05/2022, 17:01) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Somebody google average elevator price for commercial use.. not even 1/10 of a million dollars every government just the same fu**.... but can't find money for civil servants increment. And back pay.
  • Well Sah (12/05/2022, 17:03) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    This elevator taking me to heaven? Cause in there just 3 floors
  • how much (12/05/2022, 17:20) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    How must did same job cost 30 years ago? Just wondering.
  • The Reaper (12/05/2022, 17:42) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Cost the Government 1m…Hold it up ,It would cost The people tax god darmmmmm !!!!!! Money….Mr Governor really,you need too investigate this matter..They waste money on they watch and said nothing…..Crooks
  • Well Sah (12/05/2022, 18:48) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    And look at our roads
    • Set of over weight. (13/05/2022, 03:22) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      The stairs night be the only exercise they getting, the exercise they need to lose some their excess flesh ...Maybe the stairs can be now used as the Govt official exercise program. Yep. They need that..Use that Million to stock the schools with essentials...hope they not looking campaigning money .
  • Oh My (12/05/2022, 19:15) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Shuffle the deck and you get the same corrupt government
    • Reading Is Fundamental (12/05/2022, 23:04) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      The contract was approved on April 27th. Andrew Fahie was arrested on April 28th. So, this scam belongs to the previous government headed by Fahie.

      The latest information is that the AG was supposed to finalize the agreement, but hopefully it has not been signed as yet. If that is the case, then the new government can simply tell the AG to tear it up.
    • Time to demonstrate (13/05/2022, 05:53) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Where are the demon-straters. Demand to see the details of the contract and all invoices, its our money. .They seem to be no effort, no energy, no interest in doing better..Are we going to sit back and allow this. Demonstrate..Show you really care.
  • oh boy (12/05/2022, 21:44) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    here we go already, no incinerator but a million dollar elevator to the premier's office. I WANT AN ELECTION
  • See (12/05/2022, 22:16) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    We need to to hire a consultant . What a fuc _ _ _ g joke this place has become to the world . A million dollar elevator when people can't afford food and fuel . Send them all to jail .!!!!!!
  • c (12/05/2022, 23:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Are you kidding me?
  • $$$ (13/05/2022, 02:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This was already in the making before Fahie went downtown .
  • Here we go (13/05/2022, 06:11) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ayo need to investigate who on CTB and the owners of Building Construction Management Group Ltd and see if there's a conflict of interest there cause ain't no way they look at those numbers for one elevator that's going 3 floors MAX and maybe 2500lbs MAX and determined it would cost that much. And why would cabinet approve that without questioning?
  • support (13/05/2022, 07:53) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I THINK COLIN ONEAL. HAS THE CONTACT FOR THE ADMIN BLD NOT SURE WHETHER THIS COMPANY HIS HIS.
    HOWEVER THE PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE BILL OF QUANTITIES FOR THIS 1 MILLION DOLLAR ELIVATOR.
    I AM AWARE OF A HEALTHCARE FACILITIES IN FLORIDA (10 STORIES) OTIS ELIVATOR AND ALL OF ITS COMPONENTS INCLUSING SHAFT IS 225,000. THIS INCLUDE THE INSURANCE AS WELL. THIS NEED FURTHER SCRUTINY.
  • What? (13/05/2022, 08:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The most that we lavatory should cost you is about $125,000.00 including shipping ,this is crazy what is going on here in this country these people are murderers
  • Tell us who they are! (13/05/2022, 11:18) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who is Building Construction Management Group? Any public spending/contracts over 10K should disclose publicly who the beneficial owners are. Tired of this!
  • That’s nothin (26/05/2022, 14:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Usa just sent Ukraine 33 billion gift…. And I gotta pay pay for my money to be used to kill people and live out rich people crazy ideas and fantasies


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