Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Four Bids For Twinning Ice At Kal Tire Place:

This is posted on Castanet.net

Four bids for twinning ice

Kate Bouey - Apr 5, 2016

Four companies have submitted bids for the twinning of Kal Tire Place, and it shouldn't be long before one is chosen to build the new ice sheet.

“Our evaluation team has done a preliminary review of the proposals, and we are now moving forward to the next phase of the evaluation process,” said Doug Ross, Vernon recreation services director. “Our goal is to identify one preferred proponent by mid-April and then begin negotiations with that proponent.”

Ross did not reveal the price tag on those bids.

A 2014 feasibility study by MQN Architects put the cost of building a rink north of Kal Tire Place at just under $13 million.

Last November, residents within the North Okanagan Regional District voted in a referendum to allow the district to borrow $13.25 million for construction of the ice sheet, which will replace the old Civic Arena.


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