NORTH BATTLEFORD - At their meeting Monday, North Battleford council awarded the contract to develop the city’s Waste Management Facility Master Plan.
The contract has been awarded to Tetra Tech Canada Inc. in the amount of $94,534.84. With GST and PST included it comes to $104,933.
They will be tasked with developing the master plan, which has the objective of assisting administration with managing the ongoing risks at the facility and also meet new requirements from the Ministry of Environment.
The Tetra Tech bid beat out two other competing proposals from Pinter and Associates Ltd. and AECOM Canada Ltd., even though Tetra Tech was not the lowest bidder.
Pinter’s bid came in significantly lower at $53,305, but each proposal was evaluated by a four-person committee and given a score out of 100 based on factors including project understanding, methodology, project team and experience.
As Environmental Manager Jeffrey Blanchard explained, while Pinter’s bid on financials scored higher, there were other areas where they did not score as well.
He said that in the end, the committee felt the experience in landfills from Tetra Tech and the volume of work they put in would provide a superior product, and that was the biggest reason they scored higher.
Tetra Tech came out ahead with the committee with a score of 77/100.