Irish firm given contract to replace prison security doors
The Government has paid an Irish firm more than $275,000 to replace security doors at the island’s prisons.
According to a notice published in the Official Gazette, Technical Door Solutions were contracted to carry out the work at both Westgate and the Co-Ed Correctional Facilities at a cost of €232,456.75 – approximately $278,549.20 in Bermuda dollars.
The contract was reportedly signed on May 11 with work expected to be completed by December 30 this year.
The contract was one of several by the Public Lands and Buildings published in the Official Gazette under the Public Access to Information Act.
Also included in the notice was the $2.88 million contract with Alternative Energy Systems Ltd for the design and installation of solar panels on several Government buildings.
The project – announced last November – will result in panels being fitted on the General Post Office, the Government Administration Building, the Department of Public Transportation and the Transport Control Department.
According to the notice, the work is expected to be delivered by April 30 next year.
The project is expected to save the Government almost $500,000 per year in electricity costs.
Limestone Holdings Ltd was paid $198,000 to renovate the PTB garage bathrooms and changing facilities, with work completed on September 10.
Kaissa Ltd was contracted to repair a wall and install windows at the Southside Fire Station at a cost of $74,100, with work completed on September 20.
Meanwhile, Gray & Company Ltd received a $63,650 contract to retrofit the roof of Henderson House at Police Headquarters.
The contract was signed on June 16, with work completed on September 30.
The notice also highlighted painting work at several of the island’s public primary schools.
Just Roofs were paid $90,000 to repaint Purvis Primary, while Russel Wilson was contracted to repaint West End Primary at a cost of $87,000.
Limestone Holdings Ltd were contracted to repaint Victor Scott Primary at a cost of $71,500, while Huntley Construction Services were paid $57,775 to repaint Dalton E Tucker Primary.