Government seeks bids to rebuild Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Center
The government is inviting tenders for the construction contract for the new Eslyn Henley Richiez learning centre.
The proposed works include, but are not limited to, demolition of the existing structure, site clearance and construction of a new school building.
In a recent statement, the government said the project was funded by the $65 million Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Hurricane Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Loan.
“Payment by CDB will only be made at the request of GOVI (Government of the Virgin Islands) and after approval by CDB, and will be subject, in all respects, to the terms and conditions of the funding agreement,” the document states. invitation. .
“The financing agreement prohibits any deduction from the financing account for the purposes of any payment to natural or legal persons, or for any importation of goods, if such payment or importation, to the knowledge of the CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Commission. Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations,” he continued.
The project will be implemented by the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA), which has already engaged consultants who will assist the RDA in delivering key elements of the project.
“The consultants prepared the plans and contract documentation and will assist in the administration and evaluation of tenders and oversee project activities,” the document said.
More than two years ago, the Prime Minister, Dr Natalio Wheatley, then Minister for Education and Youth, said he had visited the school with the headmaster and architect and was excited about a land swap between John’s Hole Magistrates’ Court and present day Eslyn Henley. location, facilitated by the Minister of Lands as well as the Cabinet.
Dr Wheatley had said the swap would bring Esyln Henley closer to Althea Scatliffe Primary School and allow them to share resources.
The Eslyn Henley Richez Learning Center has been relocated since the 2017 hurricanes.
Proposals will only be accepted from contractors who are members of CBD-eligible countries, according to the government.
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