As reported in the Cape Breton Post, another step toward moving the Marconi campus to downtown Sydney has been undertaken with the issuing of the tender for construction management services for the project.
The tender for a new downtown Sydney campus of the Nova Scotia Community College closes Oct. 2. The 187-page tender document notes that one of the first steps in successfully completing such a project involves contracting a construction management services firm as well as a company to oversee engineering and architectural services. That tender was already issued and closes Sept. 17.
The project timeline outlined in the tender document states that land acquisition is expected to take place in October.
The tender notes that the project is funded by the province and failure to receive the entire budget could result in a reduction in the size of the facility or changes to the proposed design structure.
“Therefore, this RFP is for a three-phase project with the stipulation that NSCC will only pay the successful proponent for completed work in each approved phase after funding has been approved by the Province of Nova Scotia,” the tender states.
The three phases for this project are pre-construction, construction and post-construction.
Among the requirements outlined in the document is that the successful bidder must have a functioning office within the province of Nova Scotia and have at least 10 years experience in construction management services and at least five years overall experience in providing similar services to post-secondary institutions.
A meeting of prospective bidders is to be held Sept. 19 at NSCC Facilities Engineering Services in Dartmouth where proponents will be given the opportunity to ask questions and receive responses to enable them to better understand the requirements under the request for proposals.