Clarenville awards tenders for salt shed and roller
Elizabeth Swan Park work to be retendered
At last week’s council meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 22, the Town of Clarenville approved tender applications.
The first tender awarded was for the foundation of the salt and sand storage structure.
There were two applications:
Ltd. - $395,539.75 HST included;
Ltd. - $416,415 HST included.
“Subject to contractual obligations being fulfilled, the tender for site work and construction of the Town of Clarenville public works (road salt and sand storage structure) foundation as presented be awarded to the lowest compliant bidder — Goobies Rentals and Contracting Ltd,” said Coun. Heber Smith at the meeting.
Clarenville chief administrative officer David Harris explained to The Packet why Goobies Rentals was awarded the contract while their bid was higher.
“The lowest bid was Can Am, but it was deemed a non-compliant bid because they didn’t acknowledge the addendum. As part of the tender instructions, bidders were to acknowledge the addendum,” said Harris.
“That’s basic tendering rules of the public tender act.”
Harris says the addendum was for clarification of materials — such as rebar, etc. Bidders needed to show they received this information and adjust materials or prices accordingly.
Harris expects everything to be completed for the structure by the end of October.
While the salt shed tender was awarded, work on the Elizabeth Swan Park redevelopment will have to wait longer.
At the meeting, it was shown that all tenders were over budget for the town.
The town extended the tender application period until Aug. 14, but now will be backed up about a month for more retendering, says Harris.
“It’s basically just a reduced scope, so we’ll take on some more work in house,” he said.
Harris added this may include asphalt paving and a storage shed by the ball field, which can be completed by the town.
In addition to these tender announcements, a generator was also installed at Bill Davis Chalet this month.
Council also passed a motion to buy an asphalt roller at Wednesday’s council meeting, Aug. 9.
There were six tender applications for the roller (all prices including HST):
Ltd. - $45,361.75 $46,780.53 Inc. - $39,097.40 - $48,760.00
The town elected to award the tender for the supply and delivery of the roller to United Rentals of Canada, in the amount of $39,097.40.