Geoff Helisma |
Clarence Valley Council has accepted a $6,194,307 tender from Kempsey-based construction company, O’Donnell & Hanlon Pty Ltd, to upgrade the Grafton Regional Gallery.
The NSW Government’s Public Works Advisory conducted the tender process; the project is funded by Create NSW, the government’s arts policy and funding body.
Total funding for the project is $7,621,480.
The report to the October 22 CVC meeting stated that the costs, apart from the contracted amount, are $532,516 for actuals [sic] and commitments, $247,772 for works outside of awarded contract and a 10 per cent contingency ($ 619,430) for variations during construction.
The general manager is authorised to approve any variations that occur.
A balance of $27,455 remains of the total funding amount.
Staff advised councillors, in regard of legal and risk management, that “hazardous materials reports [were] developed and made readily available to tenderers for demolition and alterations work, as part of the project upgrade”.
“Additional project risks identified include the potential need to install a fire booster pump and additional power infrastructure upgrades to support the increased power consumption,” the report to council stated.
Evaluations of the tenders are confidential.