Original Published on Jul 06, 2022 at 17:28
By Michael Riley, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
At the Limerick Township council meeting on June 20, council was apprised of three bids that had come in for winter sand for the 2022/2023 winter season. After Victoria Tisdale, the clerk and treasurer, introduced the bids vying for the contract, and after a brief discussion, council voted to go ahead with the lowest bid from Central Ontario Scrap Metals in Bancroft for $55,127,25.
Tisdale introduced the tenders received for the winter sand for council’s consideration at the June 20 meeting. Winter sand is a sand and salt mix used by many municipalities in Ontario to negate slippery conditions on their roads.
Three bids were submitted for the winter sand and that the quotes were in the agenda, according to Tisdale. The quotes were as follows; Danford Construction at $69,212.50 (or $17.50 per tonne), Central Ontario Scrap Metals at $55,172.25 (or $13.95 per tonne) and Maynooth Natural Granite Inc. for $67,235 (or $17 per tonne).
Councillor Glenn Locke suggested they table a motion to go ahead with the lowest bid.
“I know we have the right to say no to the cheapest one, but I’d put a motion that we go ahead with Central Ontario Scrap Metals and award them the tender for $55,172.25,” he says.
Council was fine with this, and Locke asked Public Works supervisor Greg Maxwell if he was okay with going with the lowest bid, which he was. Mayor Carl Stefanski asked if this bid amount was a solid price, and he was told that it was. Tisdale confirmed that the deadline to have the winter sand delivered was by Sept. 30 or “before the snow flies.”
So, Locke put forth a motion to accept Central Ontario Scrap Metals’ bid, which was seconded by Councillor Ingo Weise. Stefanski asked if there were any further questions or comments, and hearing none, council voted unanimously to accept Central Ontario Scrap Metals’ winter sand bid for $55,172.25.
Limerick also released another tender, 2022-02, this time for asphalt resurfacing on Hwy 620, work which must be completed by Sept. 30. The deadline for submissions for any companies that want to undertake this work is July 20 at noon, and the bids will be opened up by township staff at 12:05 p.m. that day. For more information, interested parties can get in touch with Tisdale at email@example.com, the deputy clerk treasurer Nicole Ilcio at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 613-474-2863 or by fax at 613-474-0478.
This item reprinted with permission from The Times, Bancroft, Ontario