Peterson Contracting wins stormwater bid

Peterson Contracting Ltd. of Williams Lake has been awarded the tender of Stormwater Management Phase 5.

Peterson Contracting Ltd. of Williams Lake has been awarded the tender of Stormwater Management Phase 5.

Coming in at $850,279, Peterson’s was one of six bids the city received. The other tenders received were from Bree Construction for $863,961, Lauren Bros. Construction for $935,022, Colmar Construction for $1,072,381, Dawson Construction for $1,094,388 and Quality Excavation for $1,122,371.

In a report to council, engineering technologist Jeff Bernardy said a second award went to TRUE Consulting Group for the design engineer for the project totalling $30,000. The total amount for this project is $1.2 million, including an Innovations Fund grant of $771,625.00.

“Therefore, the compliant low construction tender from Peterson Contracting Ltd. of $850,279.50 is well within expectation,” Bernardy noted.

There are also additional costs for irrigation $23,500 and planting, $14,000.

“I’m glad to see that local contractors have sharpened their pencils,” said Coun. Surinderpal Rathor.

General manager of planning and operations Geoff Goodall said heavy rainstorms in June caused additional damage to the river valley escarpment that will require slight modification to the project and may result in some increased costs.

“We don’t think they are going to be huge, but we need to put a temporary diversion in so we may be coming back to council to let them know there may be some changes to that program,” Goodall said.