Council awards tenders for more RCMP building construction

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John council awarded tenders Monday for more construction work at t…

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John council awarded tenders Monday for more construction work at the new RCMP detachment.

Fraser Shading Systems Inc. received the window treatments contract for $90,385.49 plus GST, and Selmar Labs received the metal casework contract for $154,485.00 plus GST.

So far, out of the $35.3 million in total contract values awarded, $22.9 million or 65 per cent have been awarded to Fort St. John contractors. Of the remaining $12.4 million awarded to external contractors, $10.3 million have been awarded to British Columbia companies.

Accounting for construction notices and revisions, the City says there is $2,671,368.44 in contingency funds, which is considered sufficient.

Since the last detachment construction bulletin on July 5th, the following has activities have taken place:

Work planned for the next reporting period is as follows:

The end of the tendering process is rapidly approaching, with contracts secured for almost every aspect of construction.

According to a report from CFO David Joy, only Fraser Shading submitted a bid for the window contract. The company’s bid was $15,467.51 lower than the budget allotment.

The company was recommended by Richelieu Building Specialties, to whom the City awarded four contracts in the past, says the report.

Unitech contacted three bidders for the manufactured metal casework contract, but only two submitted bids. Unitech says it has worked with Selmar Labs in the past on school laboratory projects. It says the company is professional and dependable.

 

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