Recurring jobs with township continued

In last week’s edition of The Leader, it was reported that South Dundas Chief Administrative Officer Stephen McDonald had recommended, at the February 21st council meeting, that council receive a proposal for dealing with “small jobs (that) fall below the approval levels in the Procurement Policy.”

The full article was somehow lost in translation and what follows is the missing piece.

The jobs for recurring services fell into the following categories:

•plumbing repairs/installations

•trouble shoot water meter problems

•electrical repairs/installations

•locksmith services

•HVAC repairs/maintenance

•tree trimming

•roofing repairs

•pest control services

•fire protection systems

•septic/holding tank pumping

•property clean-op

The following companies have submitted bids for jobs in one or more of the listed categories:

•Arthur Thom Electric Ltd.

•Aurele St. Jean Plumbing

•ATEL Air

•Barry McShane Electric

•Black Lumber

•Brooks Tree Service Inc.

•Garry Munro Plumbing & Heating

•Kim’s Locksmith Service

• Logtens Tree Service Ltd.

•Morrisburg Plumbing & Heating Ltd.

•Neal’s Heating, Cooling & Refrigeration

•Orkin Canada

•Safe & Dependable Fire Extinguisher

•Tremblay Fire Solutions

•Twin Peaks Sanitary Services Inc.

•W.C. Robinson & Son Ltd.

•Williamsburg Pump Supply & Service

As reported last week, McDonald explained the idea behind the process: “while submitting the low quote does not make any company the exclusive supplier of that service, the township will endeavour to utilize the company submitting the lowest quote for these services where possible subject to scheduling and satisfactory work performance.”

“Where the low price supplier is not available, the next lowest quotation will be used,” he added.

“Managers will monitor the work of these suppliers to insure that jobs are completed in a timely, professional and satisfactory manner. In the case of unsatisfactory work, managers will have the discretion to utilize the next lowest supplier for future jobs.”

Mayor Steven Byvelds applauded township staff on their efforts toward fairness by opening the process to anyone.

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