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VIPA Rolls Out New Online Procurement System

Updated: Oct 25, 2021

The Virgin Islands Port Authority is pleased to announce the use of a new online procurement system for the purchase of goods and services. The new system was added to the Authority’s official website yesterday at www.viport.com/purchasing.


Current vendors doing business with the Authority are encouraged to register using the new system to receive e-mail communications when bid events are issued for goods or services. Registration on the new platform is also required to submit bid responses. Individuals or companies interested in doing business with VIPA must also register as an interested vendor to receive notifications when bids are opened. Registration is free and required of all VIPA’s existing and potential vendors and contractors. Registering on the new bidding system does not automatically approve any individual or business as a VIPA vendor.


VIPA’s new system was developed by Ion Wave Technologies (IWT). The company builds software applications that transacts billions of dollars in procurement spending every year. IWT was formed in May 2002 after purchasing the key assets of Way2Bid, another electronic procurement company. IWT’s founders were responsible for technology that facilitated the first Internet-based, interactive electronic bid events in August of 1997.


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About the Virgin Islands Port Authority

The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) is an autonomous, self-sustaining government agency established in 1969 as the owner and manager of the United States Virgin Island’s airports and seaports. VIPA operates 14 seaports, two airports, and surrounding properties. It is a critical arm of the USVI’s economy that facilitates travel and commerce and fosters tourism and economic growth via its port activities. VIPA’s mandate is to develop and maintain the ports of the USVI to accommodate the current and future demands of our users and to provide safe port facilities. Learn more about VIPA at www.viport.com, and follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

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