Proposal Due Date: September 11, 2017
On September 6 and 19, 2017, the U.S. Virgin Islands (“USVI”) were struck by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, two Category 5 hurricanes that together caused catastrophic wind and water damage throughout the USVI. The storms severely degraded the Territory’s infrastructure, including its power distribution grid, telecommunications facilities, airports, seaports, hospitals, schools, and government facilities. Initial estimates suggest that recovery from physical, financial, and economic effects of the hurricanes will cost hundreds of millions of dollars.
The recovery effort will require assistance from and coordination with the federal government, in the form of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”), and other federal agencies. The USVI seeks proposals from firms offering expertise in disaster recovery, and particularly in FEMA and other federal disaster recovery programs and procedures.