News

Nanoose Bay fire hall bids came in high

All bids for the construction of the new Nanoose Bay Fire Hall were higher than the budget estimate, and negotiations are being done to reduce the scope of the project. - Submitted
All bids for the construction of the new Nanoose Bay Fire Hall were higher than the budget estimate, and negotiations are being done to reduce the scope of the project.
— image credit: Submitted

Tendering for the construction of the Nanoose Bay Fire Hall is complete and all bids were higher than the budget estimate.

The board approved borrowing up to $3.2 million for the work in conjunction with work done to the Nanoose Bay Water Treatment Plant.

Now approaching the projects separately, as a lower price was determined to be obtained this way, the lowest bidder still exceeded the budget estimate by $271,746, including a contingency estimate.

Discussions to reduce the project scope in order to complete it have been held with the lowest bidder, Johnston Davidson Architecture + Planning, as well as representatives from the fire hall.

“We should be able to reduce some nonessential items from the project or phase some elements of the project in over time to be able to bring the project down without compromising it from proceeding,” said Carol Mason, Chief Administrative Officer at the RDN.

Nanoose Bay Fire Department Volunteers have also expressed a willingness to carry out some of the work.

Motions passed to reject all construction tenders and staff and project consultants have been directed to approach the lowest bidder for further negotiations to complete the project.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Great return
 
Tax agency sets up snitch line for own staff
 
Penticton Vees shutout Vernon Vipers
Nelson hires new fire chief
 
Gov. Gen. to visit Poland, Holland, Belgium
 
Insider Reveals the Costs and Rewards on the Road to Pro-Hockey in Canada
Drainville to run for PQ leadership
 
A messy start to 24/7 recycling in Prince Rupert
 
Reel Reviews: Book of Life is beautiful, even in song

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 23 edition online now. Browse the archives.