Repairs to the Attorney General’s residence located on the McNamara Estate will soon commence more than three years since Hurricanes Irma and Maria pounded the structure, damaging its roof and other parts.
The contract for the said works was signed between the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA), Government and K & C Construction on Thursday, January, 21 2021.
“Nine tenders were received by the submission deadline, and following a preliminary and detailed examination by a panel of evaluators, K & C construction was determined to offer the best value for money, and therefore they were awarded the contract for these works to the value of $331,862.53,” Head of Procurement at the RDA Mr. John Primo stated during the virtual ceremony.
Permanent Secretary in the Deputy Governor’s Office Sharleen DaBreo-Lettsome who also delivered remarks on behalf of Deputy Governor Mr. David Archer Jr. said: “We are here to celebrate another milestone in the territory’s progress towards rebuilding our public estate.”
She added: “It is gratifying to see progress on this and other projects to help the territory build back better.”
Also delivering remarks, Premier and Minister for Finance Hon. Andrew Fahie said it was “good” to see that the building will be refurbished and it would be made fit for purpose, to accommodate the Attorney General.
“The Attorney General’s residence sustained significant damage, particularly to its roof, and the constant exposure to the natural elements led to further damage from rainwater ingress. There are also other areas of the building that requires works due to the general deterioration. We are pleased that the Government of the Virgin Islands has been able to ensure that funding was made available in the 2021 budget.”
He informed that works will commence on February 8, 2021, and is expected to last for roughly five months.