Delia School rebuild bidders narrowed down

Terri Huxley
Written by Terri Huxley

Steve Nielsen gave the Prairie Land Regional Division (PLRD) some good news regarding the Delia School rebuild project.

At the meeting held on Feb. 26 at the head office in Hanna, Nielsen told the board they received 12 bids by various construction outfits “which was way more than we were hoping for.”

He and a small committee were then tasked with scoring each bidder to determine who would rank the highest and make the top five.

The lowest bid will automatically win.

On March 11, they will have a seat at the table with Alberta Education, Alberta Infrastructure to collaborate on scoring as they each have their own sets of scores.

Based on those scores, the top five then are given the opportunity to put in their final submission to bid and from there it’s just the lowest number, “Awesome news because there are some fantastic contractors,” said Nielsen. “We were hoping actually when we saw them that there would be a few that would be eliminated right away but they were quite reputable and some have built up to 300 schools.”

Timelines were an interesting variable that differed from contractor to contractor with some being extremely quick in their process.

Some bidders come from Calgary, two from Red Deer and more scattered around Alberta but none were based outside of the province.


Terri Huxley

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Terri Huxley

Terri Huxley

Terri grew up on a grain farm near Drumheller, Alberta with an eye for the beautiful and uncharted. Living in such a unique and diverse area has helped her become the photographer and reporter she is today.

Coming from the East Central region getting this newspaper on her dinner table growing up, it helped her understand the community she now serves.

In May 2019, Terri was awarded Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association (AWNA) Canada's Energy Citizens Photographic Awards Sports Action – First Place as well as first for the same sports action image nationally with the Canadian Community Newspaper Association (CCNA). Fast forward to 2020, she has won second in the same category for the AWNA.