Pembroke’s Parks and Recreation Committee has awarded project management services for the city’s new aquatic facility to Colliers Project Leaders.
This name should be familiar to Pembroke residents as Colliers filled the same role in the development and construction of the city’s new Ontario Provincial Police station and the new Pembroke fire station, both located on International Drive.
The total amount of the contract is $352,880 plus H.S.T. with $267,880 plus H.S.T. for project management fees and disbursements and $85,000 for additional expenditures.
Ron Conroy, manager of the Parks and Recreation Department, told the members of council that when the request for proposal (RFP) went out, there were 43 requests for the documents. In the end, only one proposal was received, the one from Colliers. According to Conroy, the majority of the companies that request documents were designers, builders/contractors or suppliers that did not provide project management services.
“Based on the proposal review, staff believes that the Colliers Project Leaders Inc. proposal offers value for the project and with their expertise and experience in aquatic facilities can successfully manage this project,” Conroy said adding Colliers is already familiar with Pembroke’s new aquatic facility project as they assisted the City in the 2019 application for grant funding.
Deputy Mayor Ron Gervais said he was pleased to make the motion to award project…