Meeting Date: June 18, 2008
 
Subject: Procurement Authorization - High Park Station Fence Walls Reconstruction And Masonry Repairs Contract No. W1-11

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the acceptance of the tender submitted by Phoenix Restoration Inc. (Phoenix) and award of a contract in the amount of $1,141,683.00 for the High Park Station Fence Walls Reconstruction and Masonry Repairs.  

Funding

Sufficient funds are available in Project 3.1 Buildings & Structures Finishes, under Masonry Structure Restoration Program as set out on pages 557 to 564 of the State of Good Repair/Safety Category of the TTC 2008-2012 Capital Program, which was approved by City Council on December 11, 2007.  

Background

High Park Station is comprised of two main entrances, both of which incorporated brick masonry as part of the exterior wall cladding and two solid masonry fence walls built in 1968.  One of the fence walls delineates the subway station from the adjacent condominium at the north side of the bus transfer and another fence wall from a private property at the south side of the bus transfer.  There are also brick masonry walls that extend beyond the end of the west subway platform on both sides of the subway tracks located at grade level.
 
After almost 40 years of service the existing brick masonry walls have deteriorated and are in need of replacement.  Deficiencies include significant masonry deterioration, wall rotation due to failing foundation, deformation and deteriorated sealant.  A detailed condition survey completed in 2004 and monitoring of these masonry walls carried out in 2005 and 2006 recommended these existing masonry walls be replaced.  These existing walls are to be replaced with sound barrier walls with the necessary foundations.  

Discussion

Contract W1-11 includes the replacement of four existing masonry walls with sound barrier walls and localized masonry repairs at High Park Station.
 
Tender documents were prepared for contract W1-11 High Park Station Fence Walls Reconstruction and Masonry Repairs and a Request for Tenders was posted on TTC’s web site as of March 4, 2008.  Fifteen companies requested copies of the tender documents out of which five submitted a tender and are summarized on Appendix A.
 
Phoenix Restoration Inc.  submitted the lowest priced tender and did not state any exceptions or qualifications.  As they have not previously worked for the Commission, reference checks were completed which indicate that they have satisfactorily performed work of a similar size and nature in the past.  Their tender is considered commercially acceptable.
 
Limen Group Const. Ltd. submitted the second lowest priced tender and also did not state any exceptions or qualifications and their tender is considered commercially acceptable.
 
Dig-Con International Limited submitted the third lowest priced tender and also did not state any exceptions or qualifications and their tender is considered commercially acceptable.
 
The Agreement to Bond submitted by the Contractor covers both a Labour and Material Payment Bond and a Performance Bond.  The Surety Company noted on the tender is licensed to transact business under the Insurance Act of Ontario.
 
The successful tenderer will be required to execute a Performance Bond and Labour and Material Payment Bond each in the amount of 50% of the contract value.  

Justification

The tender submitted by Phoenix is the lowest priced acceptable tender.
 
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Attachment  

Appendix ‘A’

Procurement Authorization High Park Station Fence Walls Reconstruction And Masonry  Repairs Contract No:  W1-11
                                       
Summary Of Tenders 

Company  / Tendered Price:

  • Phoenix Restoration Inc.- $1,141,683.00
  • Limen Group Const. Ltd.  - $1,142,000.00
  • Dig-Con International Limited  - $1,250,000.00
  • Alpeza General Contracting Inc.  - $1,446,900.00
  • Brook Restoration Ltd.  - $1,882,015.00   

Engineer’s Estimate  $1,500,000.00 

Note: Phoenix Restoration Inc. is the recommended company for award.
 
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