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James Todman Construction inks $2.3M contract for Marine Shore Base Building

- construction of building expected to be completed in 12 months with Feb 20, 2023 start date
Prominent local construction firm James Todman Construction Limited today, January 19, 2023, inked a US $2,380,509.87$2.3M contract with the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) for the construction of the Joint Marine Shore Base Building at Road Reef on Tortola, [British] Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO
Acting Premier and Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Kye M. Rymer (R5), right, signs the contract on behalf of Government. Right is Governor John J. Rankin, CMG. Photo: VINO
Acting Premier and Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Kye M. Rymer (R5), right, signs the contract on behalf of Government. Right is Governor John J. Rankin, CMG. Photo: VINO
The Scope of Works (SoW) for the Marine Shore Base Building contract includes demolition of existing building (with the exception of the cisterns), construction of a new two-story reinforced concrete building (5,656.00 sq. Ft gross), and auxiliary works (sewer treatment system, boat rack platform, and civil works). Photo: RDA
The Scope of Works (SoW) for the Marine Shore Base Building contract includes demolition of existing building (with the exception of the cisterns), construction of a new two-story reinforced concrete building (5,656.00 sq. Ft gross), and auxiliary works (sewer treatment system, boat rack platform, and civil works). Photo: RDA
The Joint Marine Shore Base is critical to The British Virgin Islands Security, and Immigration whilst ensuring economic prosperity, and national sovereignty. Photo: RDA
The Joint Marine Shore Base is critical to The British Virgin Islands Security, and Immigration whilst ensuring economic prosperity, and national sovereignty. Photo: RDA
ROAD REEF, Tortola, VI- Prominent local construction firm James Todman Construction Limited today, January 19, 2023, inked a US $2,380,509.87$2.3M contract with the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) for the construction of the Joint Marine Shore Base Building at Road Reef on Tortola, [British] Virgin Islands.

The contract was signed, and sod turned earlier today at the existing marine base at Road Reef.

Present at the signing were His Excellency Governor John J. Rankin, CMG; Acting Premier and Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Kye M. Rymer (R5); Deputy Governor David D. Archer Jr; Director, Programme Strategy Department at RDA Dr Neil M. Smith and Mr James Todman.

International Competitive Bidding used

Director of Procurement at the RDA Mr John Primo explained that the procurement was done in accordance with the RDA’s procurement policy and general procurement procedures using the selection method of international competitive bidding.

“This procurement method provided for the publication of a pre-qualification notice in the United Nations Development Business, the local newspapers as well as in the RDA and GIS websites.”

He said that four pre-qualification applications were received from VI registered firms, “And following a rigorous shortlisting process and to determine the firms’ capabilities to undertake this project, invitations to tender were issued to three shortlisted firms to submit detailed technical and financial proposals for the construction of the joint marine base building.”

He said the fourth application, which was a joint venture, did not meet the average annual turnover requirement on this occasion.

Project duration in 12 months

The project is expected to be completed on time and within budget in 12 months and is projected to start on February 20, 2023. 

Funding for the project is being provided by the Government of the Virgin Islands (GoVI) and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).

The three parties that will utilise and benefit from the project are the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), His Majesty's Customs and the Department of Immigration.

The Marine Shore Base Building sustained significant damage during the hurricanes of 2017 and is currently inoperable for the intended use of preventing illegal immigration, narcotics smuggling, and illegal importation.

According to the RDA, the Joint Marine Shore Base is critical to The British Virgin Islands Security, and Immigration whilst ensuring economic prosperity, and national sovereignty.

The Scope of Works (SoW) required for the contract includes the demolition of the existing building (with the exception of the cisterns), construction of a new two-story reinforced concrete building (5,656.00 sq. Ft gross), and auxiliary works (sewer treatment system, boat rack platform, and civil works).

20 Responses to “James Todman Construction inks $2.3M contract for Marine Shore Base Building”

  • local boy (19/01/2023, 15:28) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    So now a company who could start the with their own money and bill the government after. Thats why the rest of us can't get a contract like. There will be no cash flow coming from government. The Elite Commpanies get their money ???? owed to them from. My company can't get that because strap on cash unless bringing it in from Colombia, or Venezuela.
    • the rock (20/01/2023, 05:15) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
      Hope this money includes the boats snd drug equipments, needed to operate
    • WOW (20/01/2023, 05:18) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      But we still run $HIT IN OR WATERS AND GABBAGE THATS KILLING OR PEOPLE DOWN ON THE WEST
  • No fear (19/01/2023, 15:35) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    To all black ví islanders don't fall for the same trap that the UK is planing
  • Congrats! (19/01/2023, 16:01) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
    Glad for homeboy Jamsey
  • Lilly (19/01/2023, 16:35) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    What about fixing the complex first? This should be given priority given the number of rent government is paying.
  • Wow. (19/01/2023, 16:58) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thought another admin building was a priority to reduce rental expenditure ..These politicians are not serious. .
  • Not political (19/01/2023, 17:07) Like (15) Dislike (9) Reply
    I am not political but just stating the facts that the UK setting up systems so that the rich will be getting richer, and the poor will be getting poorer.
  • @ NOT POLITICAL (19/01/2023, 17:41) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    YEAH RITE , AND THEY ARE GOING TO DROP AN ATOMIC BOMB ON US ,/ CSC IS PRAYING
    FOR US ,SO WE SAFE
  • Really??? (19/01/2023, 17:48) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    What a waste of money..,....
  • wondering (19/01/2023, 17:59) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    US $2,380,509.87$2.3M What??? $2,380,509.87 is not $2.3 million. And of course, of course, of course there will be over runs. . . Why? plan to spend 2.4 million US dollars and then the over runs, when there are so very many desperately needed projects in the BVI? Shame on these guys. Fix the dump from killing all West End and Carrot Bay People, and fix the Admin building and come on, the ROADS are ruining our vehicles. Where has common sense gone??? Who the heck is in charge in the BVI, Recovery and Development Agency (RDA)? Whose money are they spending now? So do we have to pay this back, and at what interest rate. What an inconsiderate expenditure of funds at this time with so many desperately needed projects being completely ignored by the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA)?
    • the rock (20/01/2023, 05:12) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      We bvi people are soft the systems knows that, all we do is talk on the side when them do shit ñile this, so much other priorities that you mention, the sportimg facilities for or youths is snother, agsin we just talj!
  • @Not political (19/01/2023, 18:44) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Funny of you to say the Uk is setting up systems for the rich to get richer when that is the works of our own people and government and has been for years. Lol
  • Yes I (19/01/2023, 20:58) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rich for life
  • Nothing Wrong (20/01/2023, 07:30) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    There really wasn’t that much wrong with the old building. They just left garbage all over the place like poorly maintained boats and vehicles. No properly trained or certified mechanics on staff so all their equipment does an early death. Just clean the place up a bit and spend that money on training and equipment. Da hell you need a big two story station house to sit around in when you should be out on the water monitoring radar and intercepting illegal activity
  • A bunch of haters (20/01/2023, 07:44) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr. Todman has worked hard for years to build where he’s at. This was no overnight success. If he’s getting jobs it’s because he placed himself or got himself to that point or stage. It has nothing to do with no darn political or rich getting richer. If you’ll have a problem with this man getting jobs then go complain to God. Who God bless no person can curse. Most of you’ll will never succeed simply due to you all mentally. You’ll just be hating for hating sake. Congratulations Mr. Todman on this new opportunity.
  • Concerned 1 (20/01/2023, 09:49) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Lol, so nobody finds it strange that only one set of contractors always get through with government tenders ? Nobody ?
  • for them (20/01/2023, 10:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    this jus 4 the uk to use when they try take over n run the same drugs themselves ... people here eyes like they tape shut
  • Why Road Town?? (20/01/2023, 12:42) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    This location is nonsense. Drugs coming into West End, Sea Cow Bay, North Sound Virgin Gorda. Plug a hole. Don't put the docks where no drugs come in!
    Also NO BOAT repair where the current setup is. The Police boats are constantly broke down. The government has no ability to fix boats. Go to a local professional.
    North Sound already has a building (it is sitting empty). This is where the action is. North Sound is one of the largest harbors in the Caribbean with NO POLICE PRESENCE on any kind of regular basis. There is a local boat builder within a 1,000 yards of the building.
    More Dumb Spending from the HOA!
  • jah (20/01/2023, 13:15) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Only one man inking all the freaking work in tola..it's like the rest of the contractor only like to eat crumbs...let me see the sub contractors.


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