Press Release

Premier's Office
Immigration Department
Release Date:
Monday, 15 May 2023 - 4:00pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands is inviting tenders for locally trained and competent Catering Services to provide meal services at the temporary Immigration Detention Centre housed at Hotel Castle Maria, Road Town, Tortola.

The proposed scope of service is to ensure compliance in ensuring all meals are prepared and delivered within the time stipulated for meals of persons held in the detention centre by the Immigration Department.

Procurement Coordinator, Mrs. Ishma Rhymer said eligible tenderers are required to have a valid Trade 2023 Licence and submit Certificates of Good Standing in respect of the Social Security and taxes, including Payroll and Income Tax, from VI Social Security Board, National Health Insurance and Inland Revenue.

Bid documents will be available Monday, 15th May 2023 on weekdays between 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Bidding documents will be sent to bidders electronically upon request to with the subject title Catering Service to Provide Meal Services at the Temporary Immigration Detention Centre Housed at Hotel Castle Maria”.

A virtual pre-tender meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 31st May, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. The access code and password will be provided prior to the meeting. All prospective tenderers are invited to attend.

Interested tenderers should submit one (1) original, three (3) copies and one (1) flash drive containing the bidder’s documents.  The original bid should be placed in a sealed envelope and marked “ORIGINAL” and the additional copies placed in another sealed envelope and marked “COPIES”.  Both envelopes should then be placed in an outer envelope and marked Catering Service to Provide Meal Services at the Temporary Immigration Detention Centre Housed at Hotel Castle Maria and addressed to:

The Chairman
Central Tenders Board
Ministry of Finance
Procurement Unit
Rita Frett Georges Bldg., 2nd Floor
Waterfront Drive, Road Town, Tortola
British Virgin Islands

All tenders must be deposited in the Tender Box at the Ministry of Finance (Procurement Unit)Rita Frett Georges Bldg., Second Floor, Waterfront Drive, Road Town, Tortola, BVI by the bearer not later than 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, 20th June, 2023.  Tenders will not be received after the Tender Box is closed.

Tenders will be opened on Tuesday, 20th June, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Procurement Unit, Ministry of Finance, Rita Frett Georges Bldg., Second Floor.  Tenderers are invited to witness the opening via Webex.  Tenderers will be provided with the access code and password prior to the opening of Tenders.

For more information, contact the Procurement Coordinator at (284) 468-4243/4245 or email



Department of Information and Public Relations (GIS)

354 James Walter Francis Drive
RJT Edifice Building, 5th Floor
Road Town, TORTOLA VG1110

Tel: 284 468 2730
Fax: 284 468 2750