The tender for replacement of the exterior cladding and windows at the Civic Centre was awarded to Cy Rheault Construction Ltd. at their low tendered price, meeting specifications, of $6,895,000 plus HST.
This is contingent upon Cy Rheault Construction Ltd.’s agreement to using sub-contractors (labourers) bound to Labourers’ International Union of North America 1036 LIUNA.
It is further being recommended that city council approve the increase to the construction project budget in the amount of $875,500 to be funded from the Asset Management Reserve.
There was also a concern over collective agreements.
A tender document addressed the union requirements for this project as follows: This Project is subject to the Collective Agreement with the Labourers International Union of North America Local 1036 and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local 2486. (The Agreement requires the City to use only Contractors who are in contractual relations with these unions for work in the ICI sector).
The city was in communication with the low bidder, and they confirmed that they are signatories for the carpenter’s union but are not signatories to the labourer’s union. The bidder noted that it was their intention that all work claimed by the labourer’s union will be in compliance with the tender.