Vanderhoof’s aquatic centre received 10 successful bids.
Contractor names were read out last week, with the lowest quoted price at $12,720,000.
The original budgeted amount for Vanderhoof’s pool was set at $10 million, plus $2 million for contingencies. $12 million of funding, including grants, donations, and loans, were secured this summer.
As architects study all tenders to ensure their compliance and make recommendations to the District of Vanderhoof, district staff are entering into negotiations with the successful bidder this week to bring the construction cost closer to the budgeted $10 million.
The successful bidder is upon approval from the district council and has not been announced yet.
Written version of this story, published in the Dec. 21 edition of the Omineca Express, mistakenly reported that the budgeted amount, including contingencies, is $10 million.