Cost savings found for Hay River fire hall
Yellowknife, N.W.T. - Hay River's proposed fire hall is undergoing more changes and this time, they have to do with the cost.
Town council has budgeted up to $5.7 million for the construction phase, but that may go down based on some cost savings which were realized by the project's successful bidder, Duncan Cook of Arctic Canada Construction, based in Hay River.
Deputy mayor Andrew Cassidy said the company proved the project's final cost could come down and that meant taking the next step in proceedings.
"He expressed interest at meeting with the design team to explore further cost savings that he figured he could recognize or realize based on his Northern experience," said Cassidy.
Cook, along with Cassidy and senior administrative officer Michael Richardson, went to Calgary recently to meet with Stantec, the project designers, and from that, Cassidy said the tender has changed somewhat.
"A second post tender addendum has now been issued and we are hoping Duncan will be able to realize further cost savings based on that," he said.
Cassidy couldn't say whether the addendum would affect the start of construction, but the original bid of $5.7 million by Cook still stands until May 15.
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