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Clarenville council approves tender for consulting services costing $207,000

Clarenville town hall. FILE/THE PACKET
Clarenville town hall. FILE/THE PACKET

Town hall renovation process moving along

CLARENVILLE, N.L. —

The Town of Clarenville has decided to award the tender for consultant services in the first stages of its town hall renovations.

At the council meeting on Jan. 14, council approved a motion to award the tender to Fougere Menchenton Architecture in the amount of $207,000, plus HST.

Fougere Menchenton was the only bid received by the town for the tendered services.

Coun. Rod Nicholl said at the council meeting he would like to see the opportunity to incorporate a sports archives within the design of the renovated town hall building.

“If we had a public space within the new town office concept, I think it would be ideal for maybe both a sport archives and hall of fame,” he said.

Chief administrative officer for the town, David Harris explained the preliminary design submitted as a proposal will now be taken as a concept plan and reviewed by council.

He says that the $207,000 price tag covers the total package, including tendering, awarding and contract management.

“At this time, really all we’re doing right now is getting the detailed engineering done, pre-tender cost estimates done, a pre-tender package done. Council will then need to make a decision based on the pre-tender cost estimates that come in.”

Harris says he’s already started the process with staff to determine if particular changes are required for the initial design.

“The next step from that is the actual detailed engineering piece to nail down the fine details,” said Harris.

Jonathan.parsons@thepacket.ca

Twitter: @jejparsons

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