Top Priority wins contract without waiver or retroactive approval

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Top Priority Security Services Limited has secured another contract to secure the transportation of government cash within the territory, but the circumstances under which this contract was offered appear to be different from previous ones.

Over the past few years, the security company has won several government contracts without having to go through the legally required bidding process. And in some cases, retroactive Cabinet approval was only awarded near the end of the contract term.

This latest contract — valued at more than half a million dollars and approved on April 27 — is one of the first in a series of government contracts offered to the security firm over the past few years that did not involve neither retroactive approval nor waiver. of the Cabinet bidding process.

In a statement issued after the Cabinet meeting yesterday May 12, the Cabinet said it accepted the recommendation of the Central Tender Board to award the contract to Top Priority Security Services Limited on this occasion.

It was not said in the statement whether there were other bidders competing for the contract.

The statement further stated that the contract was to provide government cash transportation security services for a two-year period on Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada for an amount of $693,392.

The Cabinet further decided that the Ministry of Finance instruct the Attorney General’s office to review the draft contract prior to its execution.

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