The total rehabilitation cost expended to date on the St. Thomas Bay jetty on Virgin Gorda (VG) was Three Hundred Fifty-Nine Thousand Five Hundred Seventy-Four Thousand Dollars and Seventy-Eight Cents ($359,574.78), disclosed Hon. Mark H. Vanterpool, Minister of Communications and Works.
The minister, who was at the time responding to questions in the House of Assembly yesterday, said that the full tender process was exercised during the preparation and execution of this project.
He also said to his knowledge, the project was executed using the guidelines as required under the Public Financial Management Regulations, 2005 Part 27- Procurement of Goods and Services, which also falls into compliance with the Protocols for Effective Financial Management- Section 11- Projects - Subparagraph B Tendering and Procurement.
The minister also said that there were no variations on the project. However, the BVIPA requested some additional works after awarding the contract in the amount of Fifty-Two Thousand Three Hundred Sixty-Six Dollars and Eighty-Eight Cents ($52,365.88).
"This final sum is to be agreed between the BVI Ports Authority and the contractor."
"These works consisted of the installation of bollards to accommodate multiple vessels, which substantially increases the cargo holding capabilities of the main dock and therefore reduces the stress on the jetty."
- Source: BVIHotpress.com