Fort St. John city council awarded $14 million in construction contracts for the new RCMP detachment on Monday.
Council awarded six contracts, including formal awards to D. Bauer Mechanical for $5.7 million, and Status Electrical Corp. for $5.03 million for the building’s electrical and mechanical works.
Other contracts awarded include:
a $1,784,970 tender to Broadway Drywall & Insulation of Williams Lake for interior steel stud/GWB/acoustic ceilings, gypsum board;
a $715,926 tender to CP Distributors of Calgary for secure doors, frames, and hardware;
a $578,225 tender to Northern Legendary Construction of Charlie Lake for secondary steel works; and
a $102,232.05 tender to Acme Visible Filing System of Burnaby for mobile storage shelving.
“These tenders represent good value, are significantly awarded to local businesses, and are well within the project budget,” CAO Milo MacDonald wrote in a Jan. 11 report to council.
According to the report, 70% of the $28.3 million in contracts awarded to date have gone to locally-based companies. Contracts have come under budget by a combined $107,763.
"The local contractors are bidding under budget whereas the external contractors tend to be a little bit over," Chief Financial Officer David Joy told council "They're very competitive locally, which is great to see."
There is $5.1 million in remaining contingencies available to offset future unanticipated costs, the report noted.
“The City is in a very good position, at this stage of the project to have confidence that we will remain on or under budget,” the report reads. “These calculations do not include the $1.5 million from the FCM grant which we will receive to apply against the cost of the building.”
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