A reluctance on the part of local contractors to bid on summer repair and maintenance work at the island’s public schools is delaying the work. A spokeswoman for the V.I. Education commissioner said the system has advertised for bids for the past three weeks, but none of the bid packages have been returned. Most of the work at the Sprauve and Benjamin schools involves roofing and leaks, the Virgin Islands Daily News said. "We encourage all contractors interested in working on those (schools) to work on a bid package," a deputy superintendent said.
(Do you think contractors are unenthusiastic because they are concerned they won’t get paid promptly?)