Office of the Commissioner
The Department of Property & Procurement exercises general control over the enforcement of laws relating to the procurement and supply of all property and non-personnel services. Included are related functions such as contract management, operation of the Government Publishing Office, property management services, fleet management, and transportation services, Central Stores' inventory and warehousing, as well as the management and disposition of all real property, fixed assets, and surplus property.
The Administrative Services of the Department are provided through the Office of the Commissioner which includes strategic and core operations, legal, fiscal/ personnel services, communications, and IT services.
Commissioner Anthony D. Thomas
Virgin Islands’ values are not just a point of pride; they are the very fabric of our history and our future. Commissioner Thomas is widely recognized for his willingness to lead – repeatedly developing, advocating, and implementing innovative and groundbreaking solutions to some of our most historical and challenging issues.
At the Department of Property and Procurement, Commissioner Thomas continues his innovative leadership strategies and has been on the leading edge of change—enacting bold reforms that reflect those values. It is that entrepreneurial and innovative spirit that has allowed diversity and economic opportunity to flourish.
Commissioner Thomas’ top priorities for his tenure are tackling the inefficient operational processes and obsolete operational standards in the Territory’s procurement system, strategy, and structure, as well as to develop a centralized fixed asset management system establishing accountability, efficiency, and transparency managed through this Department, and the development of a business and commercial strategy, system, and structure to enhance central government revenue generation and collections.
The focus on the procurement system, strategy, and structure began with the creation of the Office of Procurement Contract Management and Reporting (OPCMR), which places an emphasis on professional development, operational efficiency, and updates to Virgin Islands Code. The emphasis within the Property Division is to embrace an innovative approach and strategy to economic prospects, creating inclusive economic growth and an opportunity for every Virgin Islander to participate in the Territory’s economic prosperity.
Through these reforms, Commissioner Thomas is at the forefront of our Government’s journey into the 21st Century.
The Commissioner's Executive Assistants (EAs) are responsible for the management of the day to day operations of the Office of the Commissioner. Their duties include but are not limited to coordinating executive communications, answering phone inquiries, routing calls to the appropriate Division, providing basic departmental information, responding to emails, and interfacing with clients. The EAs perform clerical duties such as preparing correspondence, arranging travel itineraries, and accommodations for all staff. They review all general correspondence for the Commissioner’s signature, inclusive of web inquires, and act as a liaison to the user agencies and staff within the Department. Additionally, they plan, organize, and implement events such as Executive Meetings and employee appreciation events. The EAs are also responsible for the processing of all justification letters for the Executive Branch. They also supervise the Receptionist and Chauffeur. They are entrusted to act as the alternate cashier for the Department and serve as the administrators of the Petty Cash Fund.
All official business correspondence and requests for department services are received through the Office of the Commissioner. Additionally, the Commissioner's Executive Assistants coordinate and manage the routing of justification letters, vehicle loan approvals, and the Commissioner’s calendar. To request a meeting with Commissioner Thomas please contact Marsha Theophilus or Carole Oriol.