By Kirk Starratt
Kings County council has awarded the contract for infrastructure upgrades for Clements Park in Greenwood.
The work involves capital redevelopment of certain municipal systems in and around 14 Wing Greenwood’s former personnel married quarters. It is part of the transfer agreement between the Department of National Defence and the municipality. Under the agreement, 14 Wing is funding upgrades to the existing water and sewer assets and Bedford Road, which will be transferred to the municipality.
Tenders were received Nov. 24 and reviewed by engineering services staff. Howard Little Excavating subsequently submitted a letter stating there were errors in their tender submission and withdrew their bid. Staff recommended council accept the withdrawal and award the project to the second lowest bidder to ensure quality construction and successful project completion.
Council awarded the contract for the infrastructure upgrades to B. Spicer Construction Limited for $1,853,041 plus HST. Council preauthorized a contingency amount of $185,000 plus HST, 10 per cent of the total contract value, for potential change orders that could arise during construction.
CBCL Limited completed the engineering design for the project. The remaining budget for CBCL allows for about seven weeks of inspection and construction administration. However, unexpectedly low tender prices have left sufficient funds in the overall project budget to allow for additional construction administration and inspection services. This will ensure construction is carried out according to plans and specifications.
Engineering Services recommended increasing the engineering budget for the construction phase to extend full-time inspection services and ensure a higher level of quality control.
Council awarded the additional construction administration and inspection services to CBCL Limited for $75,000 plus HST.