City Council to vote on bid for Northside park design
City of Lethbridge officials will recommend Monday that City Council award a contract for the development of a regional park on the Northside. Staff have selected ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd at a price of $1.2 million.
ISL’s bid came in at $1,230,116.48 (including over $150,000 in contingency costs), but the City anticipates nearly $60,000 in GST refunds will bring the total to $1,171,539.50. If selected, ISL will perform concept development and design services for the park.
The City sent Alberta Purchasing Connection documents to 54 firms, but only the following submitted bids:
- McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.
- Lombard North Group
- ISL Engineering and Land Services
- 02 Planning and Design
- IBI Group
- Stantec Consulting Ltd
- 818 studio ltd.
- van der Zalm + associates inc.
ISL was chosen because they rated highest in the areas used to judge the bids. There was no indication in city documents that their bid was the lowest, nor was there any indication where they fit in comparison to the costs of other firms.
The design project falls under the 2011–2012 Capital Improvement Program as well as the Hardieville/Legacy Ridge/Uplands Area Structure Plan, and it will take roughly two years to complete.