THE City of Greater Bendigo will consider awarding the Bendigo Library redevelopment to a Melbourne-based contractor tonight.
A report to be tabled at a council meeting tonight recommends Contract Control Services Pty Ltd be awarded the contract for a fixed price of $7,557,280.
In the report, City of Greater Bendigo organisation support director Marg Allan said the contractor was finalising a number of school redevelopment projects in the Bendigo region.
The contract, if awarded, would draw on the firm’s knowledge and experience with local trade.
“The tender identifies a wide range of local sub-contractors to be engaged in this project,” Ms Allan stated in the report.
Ms Allan said the contractor’s experience was consistent with the council’s environmentally friendly approach.
“Consistent with the commitment to achieve high environment standards on this project, the preferred tenderer has indicated that their recycling plan for this project will show at least 90 per cent of all waste from the construction site will be recycled,” she said.
If successful, Contract Control will begin work mid-September.
Library services would resume in December 2013.
Under the proposed redevelopment, the library would have flexible multi-purpose zones, children’s space, a coffee lounge, upgraded technology and a new home for the Bendigo Volunteer Resource Centre.