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THE WEEKLY ANCHOR
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County rejects tenders for Robb main replacement




by Dana McArthur "Why was the engineer's estimate only had two." out there." indicating contractors
so out on this bid?". O'Quinn Mayor Gerald Soroka asked about were busy with other projects.
Yellowhead County Council responded, "It's just a lack of the cause behind the lack of bids, The motion was carried
rejected both tenders for the hamlet interest from the contractors. The "Was it just the time of year?" unanimously to retender the
of Robb Sanitary Force Main previous tender we had eight O'Quinn responded, "Yes, that, and project in 2018.
Replacement project, during its July contractors bid, but this time we the amount of work that is already Mint Homes
25 meeting.
"The existing force main in Robb need new info
has broken three times in five years
indicating the main is quickly
reaching its life expectancy and
needs to be replaced," said Don
O'Quinn, Director of Infrastructure
Services for the County.
The County is working with
Associated Engineering on the
project who estimated the
completed cost would be
$1,053,750.
Two tenders were received for the
construction phase. One from
Laforce at $1,785,615 and the other
from PSA for $1,795,472. "The
engineer's original estimate for the
construction contract was
$750,000," said O'Quinn. "To
proceed with the project an
additional $1,465,475 would be
needed."
A Request for Decision from
Council was made by County
Administration. Options included to
award the contract to the lowest
bidder and take the balance needed
from County Reserves. Or that Jerry Ford runs July 31
County rejects all tenders and
retenders the project in 2018, (or
Council provide other direction).
Councillor Jack Williams asked, Yellowhead County Council during its July 25 meeting where the decision was made to rejected both
tenders for the replacement of Robb's sanitary force main. photo Dana McArthur




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