Tender bids lower than expected for Delburne project

Nine companies submitted bids to the Village of Delburne for the 21 Avenue project with the lowest bid $650,000 below budget.

Foran Equipment of Crossfield was the lowest bid at $879,666.62 including tax. Council moved to accept the lowest bid for the project at the Mar. 8 regular meeting.

When contacted for comment, a Foran representative confirmed that the company is also working on a project in Trochu and may try to piggyback the two projects together.

Foran is working on projects as far away as Medicine Hat. According to the rep, it has been a tough year but the company has managed to keep its head above water by diversifying.

A feather in Delburne’s cap
The Belonging: Delburne Project  has garnered Delburne an invitation to give a presentation at this year’s Tamarack Conference: Deepening Community set for early June in Edmonton.

The Village has been invited to speak at the conference about the four-month long Belonging project that began in 2013 and, according to Tamarack, involved 48 per cent of Delburne’s population.

Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement is a charity that provides learning tools or “learning communities” promoting social change at the community level.

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