The bid­ding pro­cess is now un­der­way for the new fire sta­tions set to be built in Ro­ck­land and in Bour­get.

Now that ci­ty coun­cil has ap­pro­ved the bud­gets for the de­si­gn and construc­tion of the new sta­tions in Ro­ck­land and in Bour­get, the bid­ding pro­cess is un­der­way. Col­liers Pro­ject Lea­ders was brought on as pro­ject ma­na­ger and is wor­king with the mu­ni­ci­pal staff on the pro­ject.

The bid­ding is now open to contrac­tors for the de­si­gn and build por­tion of the pro­ject. The Ci­ty has pre-qua­li­fied six po­ten­tial bid­ders. The open bid­ding ten­der will most li­ke­ly re­main open un­til the end of March, with eva­lua­tions of each bid be­gin­ning straigh­ta­way. Ci­ty staff ex­pect to have a re­port pre­pa­red for coun­cil by the end of March or ear­ly April in or­der to choose the win­ning bid­der for the pro­ject.

Once the de­si­gn-build contrac­tor is cho­sen, construc­tion should start al­most im­me­dia­te­ly. The Ci­ty is an­ti­ci­pa­ting the Bour­get fire sta­tion to be com­ple­ted first, by ear­ly to mid 2019. The Ro­ck­land sta­tion is ex­pec­ted to be fi­ni­shed a couple months af­ter that, since its construc­tion is a twos­tep pro­cess, ha­ving to first re­no­vate the exis­ting buil­ding.

Coun­cil ap­pro­ved a bud­get for $3.5 mil­lion, plus a 10 per cent contin­gen­cy, for the construc­tion of the fire sta­tion in Ro­ck­land. This, along with a bud­get of ap­proxi­ma­te­ly $2.1 mil­lion for the construc­tion of a pa­ra­me­dic sta­tion to be conjoi­ned with the fire sta­tion, re­sults in a to­tal bud­get of $5.96 mil­lion for the Ro­ck­land pro­ject. In Bour­get, the to­tal bud­get amounts to about $3.57 mil­lion – $3 mil­lion for the fire sta­tion and ap­proxi­ma­te­ly $570,000 for the pa­ra­me­dic sta­tion.

Le pro­ces­sus d’ap­pel d’offres est main­te­nant en cours pour les nou­velles ca­sernes qui se­ront construites à Ro­ck­land et à Bour­get. Col­liers Pro­ject Lea­ders a été nom­mé chef de pro­jet et tra­vaille à cet ef­fet avec le per­son­nel mu­ni­ci­pal. La Ci­té a pré-qua­li­fié six sou­mis­sion­naires po­ten­tiels. L’ap­pel d’offres res­te­ra ou­vert jus­qu’à la fin du mois de mars, les éva­lua­tions de chaque offre com­men­çant im­mé­dia­te­ment après pour qu’un ga­gnant se­ra choi­si dès avril.

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