The first stage of the Smithers Regional Airport Terminal Modernization Project has begun.
A Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide detailed design and engineered drawings, as well as contract administration services, has been released with a closing date of May 26, 2016. The RFP has been posted on BC Bid and the complete document is available on the Town’s website at www.smithers.ca under Businesses/Bid Opportunities.
“By increased accessibility and capacity, the modernization of the Smithers Regional Airport terminal will strengthen the competitive position of Smithers as an economic and regional hub,” said Mayor Taylor Bachrach.
The steps following the RFP include conducting an alternate approval process (AAP). The AAP is a legal vehicle which allows the public to oppose the project if they do not want the project to proceed.
TENTATIVE PROJECT SCHEDULE:
Advertise Request for Proposal for detailed design April 28, 2016
Open house for the AAP June 8, 2016
Select Architect/Engineering design team June 14, 2016
Open the AAP for exactly 30 days June 23, 2016
Secure $2 million funding through the AAP, and adopt the long term borrowing bylaw Sept. 30, 2016
Advertise the Construction tender package Jan. 11, 2017
Start construction April 2017
Project completion April 3, 2019
– Released by the Town of Smithers.
Read the full story in the May 25 edition of The Interior News.