City Council awards landscaping tender for RCMP detachment

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John City Council awarded the tender for the RCMP detachment landscaping contra…

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John City Council awarded the tender for the RCMP detachment landscaping contract to Northern Legendary Construction (NLC) on Monday.

The company, based in Charlie Lake, was one of four companies expected to bid on the project, but only NLC actually submitted a bid.

According to comments from Urban Systems about NLC in a report submitted by CAO Milo MacDonald, NLC “has been a professional and responsible trade to deal with.”

The City budgeted $1,050,000 excluding GST for the project, but NLC submitted a bid at $1,153,485.48, also excluding GST. This will result in a variance of $103,485.00 without GST which will be deducted from the Current Contingency Budget.

MacDonald’s report forecasts a contingency balance of $3,720,011 available for future unforeseen events.

Council accepted a 50 per cent Labour and Materials bond and 50 per cent Performance bond since the work is not scheduled until the spring and summer of 2022.

“Of the $35.3 million in contract value awarded (including construction change notices to date), 23.4 million or 66 per cent has been allocated to local contractors. Of the $11.9 million awarded to external contractors, $10.1 million or 85 per cent were awarded to British Columbia companies,” reads the report.

Phase 2 landscaping was not included in this recommendation, but the City may implement a Change Order at a later date. Phase 2 would include landscaping at the south end of the property.

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