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Significant Progress Made on School Deferred Maintenance Projects Funded By Department of Interior

 

May 30, 2017

 

ST. THOMAS, USVI -- Under the direction of Education Commissioner Sharon Ann McCollum, Ph.D., the Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE), in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its embedded consultants (HHF Planners, Inc.), administers and implements the Insular Assessment of Buildings and Classroom Initiative Projects (ABC’s). Now entering its third year, the five-year, $7 million program funded through the U.S. Department of Interior Office of Insular Affairs (DOI-OIA), was established to address long-standing Deferred Maintenance Reduction Program (DMRP) projects throughout the physical plants and facilities of school campuses within the U.S. Virgin Islands. Significant progress have been made on these ongoing DMRP projects:

Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Projects’ Statuses:

  1. Construction start-up on the Alfredo Andrews Elementary School Roof Resurfacing & General Repairs DMRP Project:
    1. Construction Commenced on 4/25/17 and will conclude on 7/17/17.
    2. Project is now 20% Completed.
    3. DOI-OIA Grant: VI-CIP-2-15-2D15AP00127 Committed: $160,791.

 

  1. Construction start-up on the Alexander Henderson Elementary School Roof Resurfacing & General Repairs DMRP Project:
    1. Construction Commenced on 4/21/17 and will conclude on 7/21/17.
    2. Project is now 15% Completed
    3. DOI-OIA Grant: VI-CIP-2-15-2D15AP00127 Committed: $310,6125

 

  1. Construction start-up on the Arthur A. Richards Junior High School Roof Resurfacing & General Repairs DMRP Project:
    1. Construction started on 5/4/17 and will conclude on 8/21/17.
    2. Project is now 15% Completed
    3. DOI-OIA Grant: VI-CIP-2-15-2D15AP00127 Committed: $385,213

 

  1. A Construction Contract for Roof Repairs and A/C Replacement at the Lockhart ES- DMRP Project:
    1. A construction contract awarded, work to commence on 6/6/2017
    2. Project is now 0% Completed.
    3. DOI-OIA Grant: VI-CIP-2-15-2D15AP00127 Committed: $129,200

 

  1. A Construction Contract for Roof Repairs and A/C Replacement at the E. Benjamin Oliver ES- DMRP Project:
    1. A Construction Contract awarded, work to commence on 6/6/2017
    2. DOI-OIA Grant: VI-CIP-2-15-2D15AP00127 Committed: $133,027

 

  1. A Construction Contract for Roof Repairs and A/C Replacement at the Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School:
    1. A Construction Contract awarded, work to commence on 6/6/2017
    2. DOI-OIA Grant: VI-CIP-2-15-2D15AP00127 Committed: $372,046

 

  1. A Construction Contract for Roof Repairs and A/C Replacement at the Yvonne Milliner Bowsky ES:
    1. A construction contract awarded-work to commence on 6/6/2017
    2. DOI-OIA Grant: VI-CIP-2-15-2D15AP00127 Committed: $85,875

 

  1. Several Invitation For Bid (IFB) packages are currently in preparation or already out for public advertisement (bid-solicitations) for DMRP work at the following schools:
    1. St. Croix District:
      1. John Woodson JHS- Roof Resurfacing and General Repairs
      2. Ricardo Richards ES – Roof & General Repairs
         
    2. St. Thomas/St. John District:
      1. Edith L. Williams Alternative Academy - Roof Resurfacing & Repairs
      2. Joseph Sibilly ES - General Repairs

 

  1. Request For Proposals were issued, advertised and vendors selected for
    1. Professional A/E Task Order Services in the District STT/STJ
      1. Contract for Services Contract prepared en route for execution.
      2. DOI-OIAGrant:VI-CIP-2-15-2D15AP0012
      3. Committed: $150,360
         
    2. Professional Fire Alarm Command Design Services for in the Territory: Dept. P & P Selection and Award Decision in Progress
      1. Joseph Sibilly ES
      2. Ivanna Eudora Kean HS
      3. Alfredo Andrews ES
      4. Arthur A. Richards JHS
      5. DOI-OIA Grant: VI-CIP-2-15-2D15AP00127
      6. Committed: $110,000
         
    3. Professional A/E Task Order Services in the District STX
      1. Bid Solicitation for these A/E Services underway
      2. DOI-OIA Grant: VI-CIP-2-15-2D15AP00127
      3. Committed: $200,000

 

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