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Wellington North council set to award multi-year contract for dust control and gravel crushing services

At Monday's meeting, council will decide which company will receive the multi-year contract
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WELLINGTON NORTH - At Monday's meeting, council will decide which company will receive the multi-year contract for dust control and gravel crushing services for the township. 

“Our dust control tender is split into two sections. One is 20 per cent, while the other is 35 per cent. The percentage has got to do with the amount of calcium in the solution that will help with dust control and gravel crushing,” explained Matthew Aston, director of operations for the township.

“Basically, we use 35 per cent on roads that have more traffic because it provides more calcium to those roads, so it’s safer.” 

In the spring, dust control companies are expected to put dust control solutions over gravel roads in order to keep the roads intact without producing as much dust as they should. 

Meanwhile, gravel crushing services are mainly around refilling some of the township’s gravel pits. 

The request for tender for dust control services for the years 2022, 2023 and 2024 was advertised on the township’s website starting Nov. 30, 2021, and closed on Jan. 18, 2022. Township had five bid takers for this service. 

The Township received three submissions prior to closing the tender: Pollard Distribution, Da-Lee Dust Control and 552976 Ontario Ltd. Submissions were reviewed by the township staff and evaluated each of their bidding. 

Da-Lee Dust Control was the lowest cost that met the bidding for 35 per cent calcium chloride. Township staff recommend the council to award Da-Lee Dust Control for that portion of the tender.

Pollard Distribution was the lowest cost that met the bidding for 20 per cent calcium magnesium chloride. Township staff recommend them for the award for that portion of the tender.

Meanwhile, the request for tender for gravel crushing services for the years 2022, 2023 and 2024, and had four bid takers. The township received one submission prior to closing the tender which was B&B Crushing, and they had the lowest cost that met the bid requirements.