Division of Procurement

The Division of Procurement operates according to the procurement and contract management system, strategy, and structure outlined in (3 V.I.C § 218(a)(1) and 31 V.I.C. §§ 231-251). All corresponding rules and regulations are guided by Title 31 Chapter 23 of the Virgin Islands Rules and Regulations.

The review and approval of purchase requisitions, issuance of solicitations, bid management, the awarding of contracts, and vendor maintenance are the primary functions of this Division.

The Division has a firm commitment to a procurement system that provides quality, integrity, and timeliness of service to all user agencies, the business community, and the people of the Virgin Islands. As the GVI's general service agency, we work vigorously to provide prompt and efficient service to user departments and agencies, as efficiently as possible, enabling us to accomplish our goals and objectives.

As a rule, it is the function of the Division of Procurement to obtain goods and services for the Executive Branch from the best vendors, for the best value, and within the best timeframe.

The Purchasing Office contracts for the acquisition of supplies, equipment, and services, and construction needs of the department and agencies of the Virgin Islands Government through the most economical methods. The OPCMR oversees the entire contracting process, from the formation of a properly negotiated and executed contract to project completion. All discrepancies, claims, and any contractual disputes are resolved within this Activity Center. Protests in the bidding or procurement process are also resolved by the OPCMR.

Procurement Process

Procurement is a series of processes that are essential to get products or services from requisition to purchase order and invoice approval. Although we sometimes use procurement and purchasing interchangeably, they differ from each other.

Purchasing is the primary process of obtaining necessary goods and services on behalf of an enterprise, while procurement describes the activities involved in obtaining those things. The public procurement process is unique to the GVI’s operations.


Procurement Team

Management

Lisa M. Alejandro, Assistant Commissioner (STT) - lisa.alejandro@dpp.vi.gov

Lisa M. Alejandro is the Assistant Commissioner at the Department of Property and Procurement within the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the St. Thomas district. In her current capacity, Assistant Commissioner Alejandro functions as the Chief Procurement Officer, responsible for managing and overseeing the territory’s Procurement, Central Stores and Warehousing, and Vendor Maintenance Divisions through the Office of Procurement, Contract Management and Reporting (“OPCMR”). She is also responsible for the training and development of all procurement professionals and is involved in the strategic management and business initiatives planning at the Department of Property and Procurement. Mrs. Alejandro has over 27 years of experience in inventory management and procurement;  seventeen (17) of which she has spent in government procurement; while serving in various capacities such as Contract Administrator, Manager of Procurement and Contracts, and Chief Deputy Commissioner of Procurement.

Assistant Commissioner Alejandro is a certified Contracting Officer Representative, holds a degree in Business Administration and Management, and remains an active member of the National Contract Management Association, Florida Chapter.

Dynell R. Williams, Deputy Commissioner of Procurement (STX) - dynell.williams@dpp.vi.gov

Dynell R. Williams is the Deputy Commissioner of Procurement and Central Stores & Warehousing (STX) at the Department of Property and Procurement within the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Deputy Commissioner Williams is responsible for managing the day to day operations of the Division of Procurement, Central Stores & Warehousing in the St. Croix District. Some of her responsibilities include, but are not limited to, analyzing, and evaluating the Division’s operations, recommending modifications designed to improve efficiency and effectiveness as it relates to the GVI’s centralized purchasing, procurement, and contracting functions. Ms. Williams also enforces existing laws, policies, and regulations governing procurement and supply and settles disputes between the GVI’s user agencies and suppliers.

Deputy Commissioner Williams has served the Department of Property & Procurement for the past four (4) years. She holds a Master’s degree in Health Service Administration and Certifications in Level I and II Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and Contract Administration.


Sharmila Richardson, Vendor Maintenance Manager (STT) - sharmila.richardson@dpp.vi.gov

Deviqua Parris, Special Assistant (STT) - deviqua.parris@dpp.vi.gov

Acts as a liaison officer to the Procurement Division; Carries out constant evaluation and analysis of Division operations to ascertain the efficiency and effectiveness of existing policies, rules, and regulations recommending amendments and revisions where necessary.

Dazarene Lescott. Evaluation Supervisor (STT) - dazarene.lescott@dpp.vi.gov

Kim Spencer, Evaluation Supervisor (STT) - kim.spencer@dpp.vi.gov

Anika Johnson, Evaluation Supervisor (STX) – anika.johnson@dpp.vi.gov

Boyd A. McFarlane, Evaluation Supervisor (STX)  – boyd.mcfarlane@dpp.vi.gov

Evaluation Supervisors are primarily responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and supervising the management of bids and evaluations; conducts and directs meetings involving the evaluation of invitation for bids, requests for proposals, etc. to ensure that bids and proposal are in accordance with established standards; plans, prepares, and makes recommendations on policies, standard procedures, etc. for use in governing the bid and evaluation process; communicates to the Evaluation Committee the rules and regulations governing the process and ensure that bid participants are following standards that define the evaluation process.

Melissa Mathurin, Contract Administrator (STT) - melissa.mathurin@dpp.vi.gov

Trevor Charles, Contract Technician (STX) – trevor.charles@dpp.vi.gov

Diana Hendrickson Farrington, Contract Technician (STT) - diana.farrington@dpp.vi.gov

Kevin Dennin, Contract Specialist (STT) - kevin.dennin@dpp.vi.gov

Cassandra Stuart, Contract Specialist (STT) - cassandra.stuart@dpp.vi.gov

Kizma L. Petersen, Contract Specialist (STX) kizma.petersen@dpp.vi.gov

Coreen Hamilton, Contract Assistant (STT) - coreen.hamilton@dpp.vi.gov

Contract Administrators/Specialists/Technicians/Assistants are primarily responsible for monitoring and/or managing the policies and procedures as it pertains to the procurement of supplies, equipment, and services. They assist in the development and management of contract files, development of request for proposals, monitoring vendor performance, contract terminations/closeouts, and other duties as it relates to procurement and contractual needs.

Alexis J. Leycock, Procurement Officer (STX) – alexis.leycock@dpp.vi.gov

Ms. Leycock is primarily responsible for monitoring and/or managing the policies and procedures as it pertains to the procurement of supplies, equipment, and services. Assist in the development and management of contract files, development of request for proposals, monitoring vendor performance, terminations/closeouts, and other duties as it relates to procurement contractual needs.

Mahalia T. Hodge, Contract Payment Facilitator (STX) – mahalia.hodge@dpp.vi.gov

Irene Hodge, Contract Payment Facilitator (STT) - irene.george1@dpp.vi.gov

Contract Payment Facilitators are primarily responsible for ensuring that contracts submitted to the Department are financially audited and satisfied. They prepare and outline the rules and regulations governing the processing of contract payments and have complete authority in rejecting payments not meeting procurement standards. Performs other related functions within the areas of procurement.