Governor John Rankin chaired a Cabinet meeting on April 27 at the Financial Services Commission’s Resource Centre. All members were present except then-Premier Andrew Fahie; then-Transportation, Works and Utilities Minister Kye Rymer; and then-Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Minister Vincent Wheatley, who were overseas on official travel. Then-acting NRL Minister Alvera Maduro-Caines attended the meeting in Mr. Wheatley’s stead. Members took the following actions, according to a summary published in the Gazette on May 13.
1. Accepted the proposals for Expressions of Interest from two companies for consultancy services for a re-development plan for Civil Aviation Regulatory Services for the territory and decided that the Ministry of Transportation, Works and Utilities provide full terms of reference and thereafter invite the companies to submit technical and financial proposals to undertake the assignment.
2. Reviewed and accepted the evaluation report submitted by the Central Tenders Board’s technical committee, which the CTB approved on March 23; accepted the CTB’s recommendation to award Top Priority Security Services Limited the contract to supply security services for transportation of government funds on Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada in the amount of $693,392 for a period of two years; and decided that the Ministry of Finance instruct the Attorney General’s Chambers to vet the draft contract prior to execution.
3. Reviewed and accepted the evaluation report submitted by the Central Tenders Board’s technical evaluation committee, which the CTB approved on March 29; accepted the CTB’s recommendation to award Building Construction Management Group Ltd. a contract for the construction of the new elevator shaft as well as procurement, installation and commissioning of a new elevator for the West Atrium of the Ralph T. O’Neal Administration Complex in the amount of $1,076,796.99; and decided that the TWU Ministry instruct the Attorney General’s Chambers to vet the relevant agreement.
4. Approved two non-belonger land holding licence applications.