Thursday, December 20, 2018

City puts Civic Centre ammonia ventilation contract out for tender

The City is looking for bids for work to improve the
ammonia ventilation system at the Recreation Centre

(from City of PR)

The City of Prince Rupert has put in motion its plan to upgrade the existing ammonia emergency exhaust system at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre, posting a Request for Bids to the provincial BC Bid service on Wednesday.

The ammonia ventilation system project will require the removal of all existing fans, installation of new exhaust fans to meet the new specifications of the City as well as to install the exhaust controls system and wiring.

The timeline for the project will see Bids accepted until 2PM on January 10th of 2019, with the award of the contract to be made on January 16th.

The work is to be completed by March 1st, with a final site visit to take place on March 8th.

Those with an interest in putting in a bid for the contract can take advantage of an optional site visit on Friday, January 4th where city officials will go over the project requirement.

Floor plans for the Civic Centre ammonia ventilation project
(from City of PR)

The full bid package is available through the BC Bid website.

City Council approved the capital spending towards the ammonia ventilation system at their final Regular Council session of the year on  December 10th.

In July of this year the Civic Centre was the site of an ammonia leak incident which sent two people to the hospital and resulted in the evacuation of the Civic Centre  facility, a look at some of the notes from that incident can be found below:

August 13 -- City still silent as Civic Centre incident report released
July 25 -- Council hears question from resident related to recent Civic Centre ammonia leak incident
July 5 -- Wednesday ammonia incident at Recreation Centre requires more information for the public
July 4 -- Prince Rupert Fire/Rescue responds to incident at Civic Centre, with reports of an ammonia leak at the Arena

A look at some of the past contracts put out for bid from the City can be found on our archive page here.

A wider overview of City Council discussion topics can be examined here.

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