Kiama Council has reviewed its tender documents for the Hindmarsh Park upgrade and has gone back out to tender for the work this week.
Director of Engineering and Works Mike Dowd said no tenders were received for the first tender process, and we received feedback that the proposal was too complex.
“Combined with the fact that so many construction firms are booked solid right now, and we are located outside of a metropolitan area, the complexity of the original tender meant we didn’t attract any applicants,” Mr Dowd said.
“We’ve therefore revised the works documents to make the job more attractive to potential tenderers.”
“The review has allowed us to chunk the work into more manageable packages, which better reflect the funding we have in place, and will allow the Hindmarsh Park upgrade to be completed in stages.”
Firms are now being asked to tender for a main works package and optional additional packages as outlined below. All tenders must include a proposal/s to deliver one or both works packages for the “Main Works Package”.
The updated Hindmarsh Park tender includes:
Main Works Package – Play-space precinct
- Play-space & Landscaping Works Package – Playground, Water feature system, Ancillary Landscaping, Shelter and Shade Structure, Connecting Paths & Lighting
- Buildings Works Package – Accessible Amenities in Joyce Wheatley Centre
Separable Portion A – Orry Kelly Stage precinct
- Landscaping Works Package – Loop Path, Furniture and Ancillary Landscaping
- Buildings Works Package – Orry Kelly Stage Upgrade
Separable Portion B – Collins Street entrance
- Landscaping Works Package – Footpaths, Furniture & Lighting
Separable Portion C – Terralong Street frontage
- Landscaping Works Package – Footpaths, Furniture and Lighting
Interested firms are invited to register for a pre-tender site inspection in the week commencing 12 December.
The new tender is live now and closes 5 January.
Kiama Council’s Hindmarsh Park upgrade is being funded by the State Government’s NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program.