Invitation to Tender – Heat Pumps for the Antigonish County Courthouse

Invitation to Tender

Heat Pumps for the Antigonish County Courthouse – 2019CrthseHeatPumps

Sealed Tenders from contractors will be accepted until 2:00 p.m., AST, Friday, October 25, 2019, by Beth Schumacher, Deputy Clerk, of the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, and are to be submitted with the bid form provided in an envelope marked “Antigonish County Court House – Heat Pump Tender 2019”. 

The Courthouse is currently heated using an electric water boiler, which feeds electric heat registers throughout the main floor of the building.  An aged heat pump provides supplementary heating and cooling to the Jury Room.  Ceiling fans in the main courtroom were replaced in 2018 and assist with air circulation through the courtroom and gallery.  The overall size of the building’s ground floor area is just under 200 sq metres (2150 sq ft), and the main courtroom is open to second floor mezzanines.

Quotes are requested for the following with respect to a supplementary heat pump system to be installed in the main courtroom of the building:

  1. To supply all labour, materials, equipment and tools required to complete the project.
  2. To provide details on the model, size, and configuration of the system proposed (interior and exterior equipment locations), including pictures of the equipment;
  3. The system should be designed in such a manner to minimize the visual impact of the units from both the interior and exterior of the building while providing supplementary heating and cooling to the main courtroom of the building, and may include the removal of the existing heating registers on either side of the Judge’s Bench in the Courtroom, if necessary, for the interior heat pump equipment;
  4. Pricing should include any necessary removal of any existing boiler registers, and any electrical work.

Further, quotes are requested to include the replacement of the existing heat pump system that is in the Jury Room to a unit that is appropriately sized for that space.

Bidders are solely responsible for the delivery of their bids in the manner and time prescribed.  Bids received after the time and date stated will be rejected.  Tenders may be accepted in person, at 285 Beech Hill Road or electronically (in .pdf format) to beth.schumacher@antigonishcounty.ns.ca with Antigonish County Court House Heat Pump Tender 2019 in the subject title.

A copy of the full tender document can be obtained here or at the Reception Desk at the Municipal Office.  Those who are interested in booking a site visit during the week of October 15-18th are asked to call Beth Schumacher at 902-863-1117.

Side Elevation of the Courthouse

Side elevation of the Courthouse, to give an idea of size and number of windows. Uppermost window in attic, upper level windows in mezzanine. Window configuration the same on the other side elevation.

Front Elevation of Courthouse

Front elevation of building. Rear elevation has two windows of similar size and design.