Wednesday, April 29, 2020

City Council approves contract award for Recreation Centre work

Prince Rupert City Council made quick work of a Contract Award announcement on Monday evening for work at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre complex, providing their approval to a successful bid by Slopeside Mechanical Systems a Vancouver based company.

Corinne Bomben, the City's Chief Financial Officer delivered the report on the Bid process and recommendation from staff, with the Slopeside Bid the lowest of the three received in the competition towards work on the facility's boiler system.

Their successful bid came in at $510,000.

The other bids came from 101 Industries $627,545 and Acadia Northwest Mechanical $848,438.

The project is to be funded through the Gas Tax fund, it was one of the approved Capital expenditure projects for 2020.

When the Bid was put out for tender in March, it was noted that the work was required to continue operating the Recreation Complex.

While the contract has been awarded, the original timeline might be in a bit of flux with the city already a few weeks behind from their first benchmark for the project. 

Though with the Recreation Complex currently closed owing to the COVID pandemic, workers may be able to pick up some of the pace towards the original completion date of the end of August.

Some of the background to the work ahead can be found from our notes from March when the City put the project out for bid through the BC Bid process.

The presentation to Council can be viewed from the City's Video Archive here, starting at the one minute mark.

For more notes on past Requests for Proposals and successful bids see our archive page here.

Further background on Monday's Council Session can be found from our Council Timeline feature.

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