Burlington, Ont. – Sept. 14, 2011—Burlington City Council on Sept. 26 will vote on a staff recommendation, approved by the city’s Community Services Committee, to hire Graham Infrastructure of Mississauga to complete the Brant Street Pier.
“Many people are telling City Council to finish the pier, and we are listening,” said Mayor Rick Goldring following the Sept. 14 meeting. “Tonight, we are not focused on blame, and we are not focused on legal action associated with the pier. Tonight, we have come together as a council to unanimously support the next steps in completing this project, ensuring a high quality pier that can be enjoyed by the people of Burlington for years to come.”
The city reviewed the four bids received in August 2011 to ensure they complied with the requirements of the tender documentation issued to seven prequalified contractors in July 2011.
“We conducted a thorough financial and technical review to make sure we received realistic bids for completing the Brant Street Pier,” said Burlington’s Acting City Manager, Scott Stewart. “We have done our due diligence, and I am confident that the city has received reasonable bids from reputable companies.”
Graham Infrastructure’s bid was for a total contract price of $6,429,700, including full HST at 13 per cent. Two optional items—a beach access ramp and additional concrete work for the waterfront promenade in Spencer Smith Park—were recommended for inclusion in the bid, bringing Graham Infrastructure’s contract price to $6,713,330, including full HST at 13 per cent.
The total project cost, including the nearly $5.98 million spent to date, would total $14.44 million.
Graham Group of Companies is a North American-wide company, with a local base in Mississauga. Graham is the fifth largest construction company in Canada with more than 1,200 salaried staff and a 2010 revenue of $1.8 billion.
For more information about the Brant Street Pier, visit www.burlington.ca/pier, e-mail email@example.com or call 905-335-7841.