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PFA Begins Process to Reconstruct Toro Building

Aug. 20, 2007 – Gov. John deJongh Jr. said Saturday that a timeline has been developed for the reconstruction of the Toro Building at Estate Orange Grove on St. Croix, as the future home of the V.I. Department of Justice.
The first step in the process is the advertising for bids which will commence this week, according to a release from Government House. A pre-bid conference and site walk-through will convene between the first two weeks in September and bids will be received the last two weeks.
After the receipt of bids, a selection committee to include representatives from the Justice, Public Works and Property and Procurement departments as well as the Public Finance Authority will evaluate the bids select a contractor, according to PFA Director Julito Francis.
A contractor should be selected by the middle of October with a construction contract awarded and construction begun by mid-November.
"This development in the long-awaited reconstruction of the Toro Building will provide an economic stimulus for St. Croix and at the same time resolve the long-standing challenge of finding a permanent home for the V.I. Justice Department on St. Croix," deJongh said in the release.
DeJongh, who by virtue of his position as governor serves as Chairman of the PFA board of directors, said once begun the project should take two years to complete.

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