The Virgin Islands Port Authority (the “Authority” or “VIPA”) invites the submission of electronic bids for the furnishing of all labor, material, services and equipment for the Demolition at the Gallows Bay Marine Facility, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Responses will be received by the Virgin Islands Port Authority (“VIPA” or the “Authority”) through its electronic procurement site at https://viportbids.ionwave.net until 2:00PM, Tuesday, September 27, 2022.
A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at 10:00 am at the Gallows Bay Marine Facility, St. Croix, USVI.
The complete invitation to bid including specifications and drawings, and proposal forms will be available through the Authority’s e-bid site at https://viportbids.ionwave.net.
The EEO and DBE requirements of the Virgin Islands Port Authority shall apply to this project. The bids shall be based on wage rates at least as high as the minimum rates established by U.S. Department of Labor, which are incorporated in the Bid Documents.
The Contractor shall agree to use local personnel for the categories of journeymen, mechanics, laborers, apprentices or trainees and local products to the maximum extent possible, whenever such policy does not increase the cost to the Authority. The Contractor agrees to follow the resident employee requirements as described in Act No. 5174, Bill No. 16-0218 of the Virgin Islands Code.
No Proposal may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receipt of Proposals for a period of ninety (90) days. The Virgin Islands Port Authority reserves the rights to waive any informalities in or reject any and all Proposals, or to re-advertise for Proposals.
The Contractor shall be fully insured, having a) Workmen’s Compensation, b) Public Liability, including Contingent Liability in amounts not less than $250,000 per person and $500,000 per occurrence for bodily injury, and $1,000,000 per occurrence for property damage, and c) Automotive Liability covering all owned, non-owned and hired vehicles used in connection with the work, in amounts as indicated in b) above. All insurance policies required above shall be issued by companies authorized to do business under the laws of the U. S. Virgin Islands.
Contractor must be qualified and licensed in the area or state in which he/she has their main place of business in order to place a bid or to be awarded a contract for this project. The same condition applies to sub-contractors. Prior to execution of the contract, the Contractor and sub-contractors must be licensed to conduct business in the U. S. Virgin Islands.
Carlton Dowe, V.I. Port Authority Executive Director.