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U.S. Virgin Islands

2040 Vision Economic Development Consultant

The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (“VIEDA”) is seeking proposals from highly qualified consulting firms to assist the U.S. Virgin Islands in its efforts to promote economic growth, job creation, and wealth generation. A consultant is needed to develop a transformative 20-year economic development plan and complete a target competitive industry analysis by January 15, 2021. This initiative is referred to as the “Vision 2040”.

Bidders will be expected to demonstrate a unique and proactive approach to engaging the Territory in the development of its 20-year economic vision.

The Request for Proposal (RFP) can be retrieved from the VIEDA website at

All interested parties shall submit their bid proposal, via mail courier service, in accordance with the requirements set forth in the RFP by 5PM (Atlantic Standard Time) on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The mail shall be clearly marked: VISION 2040 RFP – DO NOT OPEN.

Proposals received after that date and time will not be considered. Proposals must be signed by a duly authorized representative of the Bidder.

To be eligible for consideration, the completed proposals must be submitted on a USB flash drive with one (1) hard copy of the drive’s contents. All submissions must be sent via mail courier. Sealed packages must be addressed to:

Kelly Thompson-Webbe

Acting Chief Financial Officer

Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority 8000 Nisky Shopping Center

2nd Fl., Suite No. 620

St. Thomas, USVI 00802

If there is any discrepancy, deficiency, ambiguity, error, inconsistency or omission contained herein, Bidders may ask for clarification before submitting their proposal. The last day to receive requests for written clarification will be Friday, June 26, 2020.

All requests for clarification must be presented to the VIEDA by email to Kelly Thompson- Webbe, Acting Chief Financial Officer, at [email protected]. The email subject line shall state: Request for Clarification – Vision 2040 RFP. Only responses in writing will be  binding upon VIEDA.

Where such request results in a change or a clarification to the requirements of the RFP, the VIEDA will prepare and issue an Addendum to this RFP no later than 5PM (AST) on  Friday, July 3, 2020.

For information, please contact Kelly Thompson-Webbe at 340-714-1700, ext. no. 1313; or at

[email protected]. The VIEDA reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals.

Wayne L. Biggs, Jr.,

Acting Chief Executive Officer/Chief Operating Officer Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority