Clarenville awards tenders for salt shed and roller

El­iz­a­beth Swan Park work to be re­tendered

The Packet (Clarenville) - - SPORTS - CLARENVILLE, N.L.

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

$51,606.25

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.

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