Contract tender document published
THE STORNOWAY Trust and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar have prepared tender documents for the capital works elements of the Castle Grounds Regeneration Project.
A future contract opportunity notice will be published and it is anticipated tender documentation will be published on the Public Contracts Scotland website this week.
An information day and site visit for potential contractors will be held on Thursday June 29.
The capital works will be split into two contracts, one relating to the work in the grounds and one for the restoration of buildings.
The ground works have an estimated value £2.7 million and will include restoration of the former private gardens, historic features and planting schemes, drainage, works to paths and new signs within the grounds.
The building works have an estimated value of £450,000 and primarily comprise the repair and restoration of the Boatman’s Tower and the Porters Lodge.
It is hoped there will be interest in these contracts from local suppliers as well as those based further afield.
Stornoway Trust chairman Calum Maclean urged businesses to take a close look at the opportunities and requirements.
‘ While there are heritage elements to both contracts, this can be effectively delivered either by the main contractor or through an effective sub- contracting arrangement.
‘We have framed the tender documentation in such a way that either a specialist or generalist contractor could take the lead and submit a tender submission.’