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House: tendering details on demolitions

Details on the tendering of two demolitions in Hamilton were revealed yesterday in the House of Assembly by Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the Minister of Public Works.

Colonel Burch updated MPs on the work on the Allenhurst building, the rundown former Hamilton Police Station, and adjacent Valerie T. Scott building, former home of the Information Commissioner's Office.

Ultimately, the site will house the Ottiwell Simmons Arbitration Centre, which will be built through a public-private partnership.

During parliamentary questions from Craig Cannonier, the Opposition leader, Colonel Burch said Island Construction had won the contract for the Scott building, coming ahead of four other contractors at $29,752.

The Allenhurst job went to Smith Hauling & Excavating, at $75,989.

Colonel Burch said he had hoped both jobs could have been done by Smith Hauling alone for simplicity.

But he said that “did not sit well” with the Office of Procurement and Project Management, as the two buildings were separately registered.

File photograph by Akil Simmons

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Published May 23, 2020 at 4:07 pm (Updated May 23, 2020 at 4:07 pm)

House: tendering details on demolitions

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