ALBERTON -- It’s not unusual for municipal councils to have a certain dollar limit in mind when it calls tenders on projects, hoping the bids come back below budget.
Alberton Town Council has decided to be upfront with bidders on a parking lot repair and resurfacing project at Jacques Cartier Arena.
Instead of seeking prices, Council is letting bidders know it has $75,820 with which to work. Bidders are to indicate how many square feet of work they can perform for that amount of pay.
Bidders can submit prices on two options. Option One is to pulverize existing asphalt, compact potholes, regrade and seal with two and one-half inches of Class B asphalt the full width of the arena from in front of the arena to the edge of Church street and pave the remainder of the lot, as far as the money goes, with two inches of Class B asphalt. Option Two involves excavating and filling potholes with gravel or sandstone, patch, resurface and seal with two and one half inches of Class B asphalt the same area between arena and Church Street as indicated in Option One, and to pave the remainder of the lot on both sides with two inches of Class B asphalt.
The town is applying $22,60, including a municipal share of $3,400 in Provincial Infrastructure Funding, $38,220 of its own money and $15,000 from the Jacques Cartier Arena Operating Committee towards the project. Bidders are also being asked to quote per additional square foot in case the arena’s operating committee raises additional funds for the project.
Bids are to be received by 11 a.m. on June 25, and the work is to be completed by July 31, 2014.