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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Furniture Approved for City Hall

Owen Sound | by Matt Hermiz  

Council approves just under $400,000 worth of new furniture for city hall

New furniture at Owen Sound City Hall will cost just under $400,000.

Owen Sound city council approved three tender bids for the supply of workstations, tables and chairs at a total cost of $397,697 plus HST at its meeting Monday. A city staff report says this comes in slightly under budget, which was set at $400,000.

Two tenders were awarded to Italinteriors Contact and Unifor for the supply of workstations and tables, at costs of $297,178 and $49,988 respectively. Mayhew Inc. receives the contract for the supply, delivery and installation of chairs at a cost of $50,529.

A staff report explains the city initially requested proposals in October 2017 with all furniture in one tender, but only one buyer came forward which was roughly $30,000 over budget.

The project was re-tendered and subsequently split into separate bids at request of the City Hall Accommodations Ad Hoc Committee.

Meantime, City Manager Wayne Ritchie says renovations at city hall remain on budget but behind schedule.

"We were hoping to have the building back in our hands April 30. Right now the schedule looks like June 30," Ritchie says. "We're going to continue to work with the contractor and our staff to certainly see if we can gain on that or at least not lose anymore ground."

Construction on City Hall began in March 2017 with a total budget of $8.6-million.

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