During the regular Board Meeting held on Monday, February 11, 2019, our Board of Trustees passed the following motion:
Motion 09/2019: That the low Tender from Fresh Projectsin the amount of $22,679,187 (plus GST) for the construction of the new K-8 Maryland Park School be approved.
Fresh Projects, a Winnipeg based company, will start the work this winter on Maryland Park School. Just a few quick steps away from Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School, Maryland Park School will be built at the corner of Maryland Avenue and Ninth Street.
During the tender period, the Brandon School Division received ten (10) bids in total. Four of these were local, from the City of Brandon and/or surrounding area. The tender was unanimously awarded to Fresh Projects as they had submitted the lowest bid.
While Fresh Projects may not be a local company, approximately $10 million dollars of the work associated with the construction will be sub-contracted out to several local contractors for items such as electrical, mechanical and roofing.
Official contracts are in the process of being finalized and signed by all parties, and building permits are being prepared and issued. The official ground-breaking event will be scheduled in due course.