Corde Limited (formerly Sicon Ltd) has been awarded the road maintenance contract for Hurunui District Council.
In a statement, Council said a tender evaluation team had undertaken a comprehensive review of the Corde tender submission.
“It was agreed that the submission met all the contract pre-conditions, and their attributes gave the team confidence that Corde had the appropriate resource levels, experience and management team to ensure the contract’s levels of service can be met,” Council said.
“The contract term is to be five years with two additional two year extensions available if the performance criteria are met, as set out in the contract documents.”
The current contract with Corde is due to expire 30 June 2022.
The contract was publicly advertised on October 14, 2021 to allow time for appropriate transition periods between contracts, with the Tender period closing on December 17, 2021. Only one submission was received.
The entire process was carried out under the scrutiny of a Probity Auditor.
“Council awarding the contract to Corde is good for the District. They will continue to work hard providing the District with a good level of service,” said Hurunui District Council CEO, Hamish Dobbie.
“We had expected to see a marked difference in pricing for the new contract versus the old and this is understandable given the global issues and uncertainty everyone is aware of, coupled to inflation,” he said.
“We look forward to continue our relationship with the Council and are excited to continue working in the District delivering their roading contract,” said Corde Ltd CEO Dave Wilson.
The contract with Corde will begin on 1 July 2022.