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Notice re Hydrant Flushing – Lower South River & St. Andrews

Hydrant flushing in Lower South River, South Side Harbour, Glen Aire Estates, Dunmore Road, St. Andrews and Highway 316 will be undertaken starting Monday, June 1, 2020 and is expected to continue until Friday, June 12th.

Discoloration and reduced water pressure may be experienced during this time.

PLEASE NOTE:

Due to hydrant flushing on Thursday, June 4, 2020 starting at 10:00 PM residents on Blacksmith Valley Road, Highway 316 St. Andrews and MacIntosh Road will be without water until approximately 5:00 AM on Friday, June 5th.

The Municipality regrets any inconvenience this may cause.

INVITATION TO TENDER – WATERLINE EXTENSION- NEW WATER TANK TO HWY 7

Tender submissions are to be received electronically in PDF format.  Electronic tenders are to be titled “Company Name – 20-05-C-WATERLINE” and are to be sent to the email kdecoste@straiteng.com, subject line “20-05-C-WATERLINE”.  Electronic submissions will be accepted up until 2:00 pm on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.  It will be the Tenderer’s responsibility to ensure the tender submission is received electronically on time.  Email submissions will receive a reply back email indicating Tender submission has been received.  Hard copies to be mailed to the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, 261 Beech Hill Road, Beech Hill, NS  B2G 0B4 the same day to the attention of Daryl Myers.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be no public tender opening.

The work under this project shall generally comprise but not necessarily be limited to provision of all labour, materials and equipment for this watermain extension.  Work included under this project consists of approximately 2000 meters of 300 mm and 200mm watermain, complete with valves, hydrants and appurtenances.  The new watermain will be brought from the property limits of a new water storage tank (construction of water storage tank and associated siteworks is not included in the scope of this project) and tied into an existing waterline on Market Street as well as installed along the highway 104 ROW to be tied into the existing waterline on the No 7 Highway.  Also included in this project is a watermain installation along Old Hwy 104 (Post Road) from Market Street to Fisheries and Oceans Canada Property.  Contractor’s must take into consideration and adjust their work practices to ensure ALL construction activities are following the on-going (and changing) provincial COVID-19 restrictions issued by the Government of Nova Scotia and federal restrictions issued by the Government of Canada.

Tender Documents may be obtained (electronic or paper) from Strait Engineering Limited, 298 Reeves St, Unit 9, Port Hawkesbury.  Phone 902-625-3631.  A non-refundable fee of $75.00 is required for paper copies only.  Cash or cheque is acceptable.  Cheque to be made payable to Strait Engineering Ltd.  Contractor to allow 24 hours notice for paper copy of Tender Documents to be prepared and is required to call ahead to arrange for pick-up.  Electronic documents can be requested by emailing Kelsey DeCoste at kdecoste@straiteng.com.

Each tender must be accompanied by a certified cheque in the amount of 10% of the bid amount, or a Bid Bond in the amount of 10% of the bid amount and a Consent of Surety for the required fifty percent (50%) Performance Bond and fifty percent (50%) Labour and Materials Bond.  In lieu of bonding the Municipality will accept a certified cheque in the amount of 20% of the bid amount as project securities.

The Municipality of the County of Antigonish reserves the right to reject any or all tenders, not necessarily accept the lowest tender, or to accept any tender which it may consider to be in the best interest of the Municipality.  The Municpality also reserves the right to waive formality, informality or technicality in any tender.

Daryl Myers
Director of Public Works

UPDATED CLOSING DATE – Antigonish County Court House – RFP for Exterior Renovations

The Municipality is looking for work to be done to be done to the exterior of the Courthouse Building at 172 Main Street, Antigonish.

Bids must be submitted before 2:00pm on Friday, June 19, 2020

Submissions are to be received electronically in PDF format.  Instructions for submissions and full details of the scope of work can be found in document MCA-CH2020-2, which also posted on the Provincial procurement website.    Plans for the ramp and step can be found here.

Contractors must take into consideration and adjust their work practices to ensure ALL construction activities are following the on-going (and changing) provincial COVID-19 restrictions issued by the Government of Nova Scotia and federal restrictions issued by the Government of Canada.

The Municipality of the County of Antigonish reserves the right to reject any or all bids, not necessarily accept the lowest bid, or to accept any bid which it may consider to be in the best interest of the Municipality.  The Municipality also reserves the right to waive formality, informality or technicality in any bid.

Beth Schumacher
Deputy Clerk

INVITATION TO TENDER – WATER STORAGE TANK SITE WORKS

Tender submissions are to be received electronically in PDF format.  Electronic tenders are to be titled “Company Name – 20-05-B-WSTSW” and are to be sent to the email kdecoste@straiteng.com, subject line “20-05-B-WSTSW”.  Electronic submissions will be accepted up until 2:00 pm on Thursday, June 4, 2020 (local time).  It will be the Tenderer’s responsibility to ensure the tender submission is received electronically on time.  Email submissions will receive a reply back email indicating Tender submission has been received.  Hard copies to be mailed to the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, 261 Beech Hill Road, Beech Hill NS  B2G 0B4 the same day to the attention of Daryl Myers.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be no public tender opening.

The work under this project shall generally comprise but not necessarily be limited to provision of all labour, materials and equipment for site works associated with a steel water storage tank project.  Work included under this project consists of water line and drain line piping, all siteworks including site grading, grubbing, fencing, access road, connection to existing and appurtenances.  Contractor’s must take into consideration and adjust their work practices to ensure ALL construction activities are following the on-going (and changing) provincial COVID-19 restrictions issued by the Government of Nova Scotia and federal restrictions issued by the Government of Canada.

Tender Documents may be obtained (electronic or paper) from Strait Engineering Limited, 298 Reeves St, Unit 9, Port Hawkesbury, Phone (902) 625-3631.  A non-refundable fee of $30.00 is required for paper copies only.  Cash or cheque is acceptable.  Cheque to be made payable to Strait Engineering Ltd.  Contractor to allow 24 hours notice for paper copy of Tender Documents to be prepared and is required to call ahead to arrange for pick-up.  Electronic documents can be requested by emailing Kelsey DeCoste at kdecoste@straiteng.com.

Each tender must be accompanied by a certified cheque in the amount of 10% of the bid amount, or a Bid Bond in the amount of 10% of the bid amount and a Consent of Surety for the required fifty percent (50%) Performance Bond and fifty percent (50%) Labour and Materials Bond.  In lieu of bonding the Municipality will accept a certified cheque in the amount of 20% of the bid amount as project securities.

The Municiplality of the County of Antigonish reserves the right to reject any or all tenders, not necessarily accept the lowest tender, or to accept any tender which it may consider to be in the best interest of the Municipality.  The Municipality also reserves the right to waive formality, informality or technicality in any tender.

ADDENDUM # 1 – 20-05-B-WTSITEWORK

Daryl Myers
Director of Public Works

REQUEST FOR PRICING – BOLTED STEEL WATER TANK PROJECT

Pricing submissions are to be received electronically in PDF format.  Electronic tenders are to be titled “Company Name – MOCA-WATERTANK” are to be sent to the email kdecoste@straiteng.com, subject line “MOCA-WATERTANK”.  Electronic submissions will be accepted up until 2:00 pm on Thursday, June 4, 2020 (local time).  It will be the Proponent’s responsibility to ensure the pricing submission is received electronically on time.  Email submissions will receive a reply back email indicating submission has been received.  Hard copies of the Proposal are to be mailed to the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, 261 Beech Hill Road, Beech Hill, NS B2G 0B4, Attention Daryl Myers.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be no public opening.

The purpose of this Proposal call is to select a Glass Fused, Bolted Steel Water Tank, complete with a concrete foundation design for the supplier to supply and install the steel water tank on a concrete foundation.  The supplier will be responsible for the design and construction of the concrete foundation for the water tank.  Contractor’s must take into consideration and adjust their work practices to ensure ALL construction activities are following the on-going (and changing) provincial COVID-19 restrictions issued by the Government of Nova Scotia and federal restrictions issued by the Government of Canada.

Proposal Documents may be obtained (electronic or paper) from Strait Engineering Limited, 298 Reeves St., Unit 9, Port Hawkesbury, Phone (902) 625-3631.  A non-refundable fee of $30.00 is required for paper copies only.  Cash or cheque is acceptable.  Cheque to be made payable to Strait Engineering Ltd.  Contractor to allow 24 hours notice for paper copy of Proposal Documents to be prepared and is required to call ahead to arrange for pick-up.  Electronic documents can be requested by emailing Kelsey DeCoste at kdecoste@straiteng.com.

Each proposal must be accompanied by a certified cheque in the amount of 10% of the bid amount, or a Bid Bond in the amount of 10% of the bid amount and a Consent of Surety for the required fifty percent (50%) Performance Bond and fifty percent (50%) Labour and Materials Bond.  In lieu of bonding the Municipality will accept a certified cheque in the amount of 20% of the bid amount as project securities.

The Municipality of the County of Antigonish reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, not necessarily accept the lowest proposal, or to accept any proposal which it may consider to be in the best interest of the Municipality.  The Municipality also reserves the right to waive formality, informality or technicality in any proposal.

ADDENDUM # 1 – Issued May 29, 2020
ADDENDUM # 2 – Issued June 1, 2020

ADDENDUMS – 20-05-A-WATERTANK

Daryl Myers
Director of Public Works

Use of the Landing Trail

“Walk to Exercise, Not Socialize”

Walking, running and biking are great tools to maintain physical and mental health while social distancing. Those who choose to walk, run or bike on the trails must comply with the following provincial restrictions:

  • Practice social distancing by limiting contact with other people – stay about 2 metres (6 feet) apart.
  • Limit gatherings to no more than 5 people. Groups should be made up of individuals from the same household.
  • If you do not live within walking distance to the trails do not drive to them. Exercise in your neighbourhood instead.

Residents should not be driving to use the Landing Trail. If the RCMP continue to see vehicle traffic at the Landing, they will start ticketing vehicles who are not complying with the Health Protection Act.

The Town of Antigonish and the Municipality of the County of Antigonish remind residents that it is critical that we take these measures to protect the community. Please follow the strict directions from the Premier of Nova Scotia and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Strang to walk, run or bike around your own neighbourhood for exercise not socialization.

Failure to follow these directions could result in closure of the Landing Trail.

Antigonish Cares

Do you have a loved one, family friend, or former neighbour living in a long-term care home
in our community? Why not take this time to reach out, send a note or draw picture that
could help brighten someone’s day! Let’s stay in touch and let residents and workers know that we are thinking of them by sending messages of support, thanks and friendship to brighten spirits and lift the hearts those who need it the most.
The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is jointly owned by the Town of Antigonish and the
Municipality of the County of Antigonish. Right now, we are thinking of the 136 residents
and staff members who need a little extra support from our community during this time.
We invite you and your family to send letters, cards, pictures, paintings and messages of
hope to the residents and staff of the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home or any other facility in
Antigonish Town and County.

R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home
64 Pleasant Street
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
B2G 1W7

Cards and letters for the R.K. MacDonald can be mailed or dropped in a secure outdoor
drop box at:
If you use the dropbox, please be sure to follow proper physical/social distancing guidelines
from other residents and employees and wash your hands when you return home.
You can also send messages of support via email to: RK.ADMINAssistant@rkmacdonald.ca.