Maybe some work for locals as surf club build restarts

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The City of Wanneroo appears set to sign a contract with Bistel Construction to complete the Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club on Brazier Rd. Picture: Anita McInnes

THERE might some opportunity for local tradespeople and businesses to benefit from a new contract to finish the Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club, which the City of Wanneroo is expected to award to Bistel Construction on Tuesday, March 7.

According to an officer’s report to be presented at the meeting, Bistel Construction, in its tender

said local suppliers would be provided with the first opportunity to supply materials to the project such as concrete supply and placement, ceramic wall and floor tiles, general labour and second fix carpentry.

But the amount of local content may be limited as in stage one of the tendering process the three applicants as part of proving they had the resources and capability to complete the surf life saving club were required to list all the subcontractors whose services would be used.

Developers will also have to contribute more money for the project to be completed with the officer’s report saying an extra $1,127,874 was required as a result of the re-tendering, which will need to be fully pre-funded through municipal expenditure as an interim step until a review of the Yanchep Two Rocks development contribution plan is undertaken.

“The review is scheduled to take place in mid-2017 prior to the project completion and will have regard to the ‘actual’ costs,’’ the report said.

 

The officer’s report recommends the council accept the tender submitted by Bistel Constructions to complete the surf life saving club and civil works for the fixed lump sum price of $3,387,775.

The recommendation also asked the council to note $1,127,874 needed to be added to the 2017-2018 capital works budget and that the increase in the forecast cost of construction of the building and civil works would be included in the Yanchep Two Rocks development contribution plan review scheduled early in 2017.

The officer’s report said during the tender process Bistel Construction achieved the highest ranked score in accordance with the assessment criteria and weightings, so it had been recommended as the preferred tenderer.

During the evaluation a financial assessment of Bistel Construction was undertaken by Corporate Scorecard, indicating it had a satisfactory financial capacity to undertake both the surf life saving club building and the Yanchep District sports amenities building.

The city said it expected work at the surf life saving club to restart this month and for the project to be completed in September with handover in October.