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Report: no bids received on tender for Erin's wastewater treatment plant

Three pre-qualified contractors did not submit before the Aug. 19 deadline
Rendering of the wastewater treatment plant planned for Erin.

The Town of Erin's upcoming wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) has hit a bit of a speed bump. 

A report to Erin council states the three pre-qualified contractors for the WWTP’s water resource recovery facility did not submit bids before the deadline. 

The tender was first posted electronically on June 16 and closed on Aug. 19 after two extensions. 

The bid was available to Bennett Mechanical Installations, Kenaidan Contracting Ltd. and Maple Reinders Constructors Ltd.

“Staff and the consulting team will be arranging meetings with the bidders to establish the reasons for not submitting bids prior to the deadline,” the report by Nick Colucci, director of infrastructure services, states. 

“Subsequent to these meetings staff and the consulting team will determine the next steps to re-post the tender, revising the tender documents to incorporate the answers to the 524 questions received during the tender period.”

The town has previously awarded design and engineering contracts for the WWTP to WSP Canada Group. 

The project is expected to total around $126 million with the town’s contribution estimated between $22-$32 million.

Erin council will discuss this report at a special meeting on Tuesday.


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