VIPA Invites Contractors to Bid on Boynes Dock Repair Project

Rendering of the Improved Loredon L. Boynes Sr. Dock (Submitted photo)

The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) has issued an invitation for contractors to bid on a project to renovate and expand the Loredon L. Boynes Sr. Dock in Cruz Bay, St. John. The project entails resurfacing the entire pier to ensure a smooth uniform surface; installing a canopy adjacent to the existing terminal to provide added protection from inclement weather; adding a male and female restroom; and adding an electrical room for an emergency power generator.

The Boynes Dock is the primary port of entry on St. John and facilitates the daily movement of thousands of residents and visitors traveling between the Red Hook port on St. Thomas and Cruz Bay.

The St. Thomas/St. John Historic Preservation Committee approved the project’s plans in May 2022, and it was also approved by the V.I. Coastal Zone Management Commission.

Construction will be funded primarily by an appropriation from the 33rd Legislature via Act No. 8401), which uses monies collected for the St. John Capital Improvement Fund to pay for the renovations. Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory was the bill’s primary sponsor, and it was subsequently approved by Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.

Contractors may register and download the bid documents on VIPA’s procurement website at Bids will be accepted until 4 p.m. (AST) on Aug. 26. All questions regarding this bid may be e-mailed to A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting for the project will be held at 10 a.m., Aug. 9, at the Boynes Dock.

VIPA will also meet with the facility’s users, and tenants and will host a public meeting with the St. John community prior to commencing construction.

The date, location and time of these meetings will be announced after the VIPA Board has selected a project contractor.