VIPA Invites Contractors to Bid on Boynes Dock Repair Project
The Virgin Islands Port Authority has issued an invitation for contractors to bid on a project to renovate and expand the Loredon L. Boynes Sr. Dock in Cruz Bay, St. John. The project entails resurfacing the entire pier to ensure a smooth uniform surface; installing a canopy adjacent to the existing terminal to provide added protection from inclement weather; adding a male and female restroom and adding an electrical room for an emergency power generator. The Boynes Dock is the primary port of entry on St. John and facilitates the daily movement of thousands of residents and visitors traveling between the Red Hook port on St. Thomas and Cruz Bay.
The St. Thomas/St. John Historic Preservation Committee approved the project’s plans in May 2022, and it was also approved by the V.I. Coastal Zone Management Commission. Construction will be funded primarily by an appropriation from the 33rd Legislature via Act No. 8401 (Bill No. 33-0362), which uses monies collected for the St. John Capital Improvement Fund to pay for the renovations. Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory was the Bill’s primary sponsor and it was subsequently approved by Governor Albert Bryan Jr.
Contractors may register and download the bid documents on VIPA’s procurement website at https://viportbids.ionwave.net. Bids will be accepted until 4 p.m. on August 26, 2022, Atlantic Standard Time. All questions regarding this bid may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting for the project will be held on August 9, 2022, at 10 a.m. at the Boynes Dock. VIPA will also meet with the facility’s users and tenants and will host a public meeting with the St. John community prior to commencing construction. The date, location, and time of these meetings will be announced after the Authority’s Board has selected a project contractor.