Press Release

Premier's Office
British Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency
Release Date:
Wednesday, 29 September 2021 - 4:35pm

For one day only, the Recovery and Development Agency will host a procurement workshop aimed at improving contractors and supplier’s capacity to effectively respond to general bidding opportunities as well as for projects financed by the Government of the Virgin Islands, and the Caribbean Development Bank.

Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Recovery and Development Agency Anthony McMaster shared that the workshop will provide contractors with the opportunity to understand how best to develop their tender submissions and the key areas for consideration.

The CEO stated, “We have collected 12+ months of data on projects, the tender processes, the evaluation process, the types of bids submitted, and we think its appropriate for us to show and share this information with contractors so they can see where success lies and what has been the challenges in the submissions.”

The CEO hopes that contractors will walk away with the knowledge needed to apply this information during the next round of tender submissions for recovery projects to be administered by the RDA.

Gilbert Fontenard, Managing Director of FDL Consultant Inc. is the special guest presenter at the workshop.  Mr. Fontenard serves as the Road Rehabilitation Consultant with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Loan (RRL) who holds oversight for the eight road rehabilitation projects being executed by the RDA.

Other topics for discussion include, ‘CDB Tender Process’, ‘Evaluating VfM for Projects’, ‘Common errors in tendering’, and ‘Tips for the Preparation of Tenders’

The RDA has administered $28Millon dollars’ worth of recovery projects which span eight slope stabilization and road rehabilitation projects, four reservoirs, three government buildings, the Halls of Justice, West End Ferry Terminal and two schools in addition to earlier recovery projects funded directly by the Government of the Virgin Islands. 

The workshop will be held on Thursday, 30 September from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 pm. at the Moorings Conference Room.

The RDA is a statutory body under the Premier’s Office is responsible for delivering recovery projects outlined by the Government of the Virgin Islands in the Recovery to Development Plan.


Colene A. Penn

Head of Communications
Recovery and Development Agency
Tel: +1 (284) 345-2776 | Mobile: +1 (284) 345-3387