WWTP Design Complete - Tendering Ongoing

Earlier this month, the City and its engineering consultant (Associated Engineering, AE) completed the detailed design for the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) project. The City now has design drawings and construction specifications for all components of this project.

While the final design work was ongoing, in late February the City and AE started a 2-stage tendering process to select a General Contractor for this project. Stage 1 involved the City issuing a “Request for Pre-Qualifications” package on the public Alberta Purchasing Connection website. This gave companies an opportunity to let the City know who they are, and why they would be suitable for working on this project.

After the submission deadline in late March, the City and AE reviewed the submitted proposals against a list of pre-determined criteria. These criteria were chosen to make sure that a prospective contractor would have experience working on the Camrose WWTP project, and that they would have the available resources and capacity to take on this project should they ultimately be selected by the City. This process also considered a company’s track record in dealing with health & safety and environmental issues, as well as the processes that each company uses to ensure quality workmanship for their projects.

In the end, the City and AE narrowed down the list of potential contractors to a list of 4 pre-qualified contractors. In the next few days, the City will be sending the design drawings and specifications to these pre-qualified contractors to allow them to prepare and submit a bid for this work. Once the bids are received in late May, the City and AE will review the submitted bids prior to selecting a General Contractor for the Camrose WWTP project.

During the course of the approximate 2-year construction, there may be need for the selected General Contractor to utilize Camrose and area businesses for materials and/or services. As the pre-qualified contractors are putting together their bids for this project, the City would ask any local businesses to contact these contractors directly to see if the local businesses can support them in any way.

The list of pre-qualified contractors (as well as the location of the submitting office location) is as follows:

  • Aecon Water Infrastructure Inc. (Calgary, Alberta)
  • Maple Reinders Constructors Ltd. (Mississauga, Ontario)
  • North America Construction (1993) Ltd. (Morriston, Ontario)
  • Graham Infrastructure LP (Calgary, Alberta)

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