Upon review of all proposals, I am recommending awarding the RFP to Pipefusion Services Inc. for the following reasons:
- Their product can be left in year round without compromising the warranty. Public Works staff will be required to remove only the docks on Snake, Rabbit and Cassells Lakes due to the high fluctuation in water levels in the winter. All other docks will need the ramps removed or disconnected for the winter.
- They have a lifetime warranty on the floatation.
- They are willing to consider working with the Municipality on any options related to the floating breakwall. We would like to consider the floating steel breakwall as opposed to the floating concrete docks due to reduced maintenance requirements. This could save an additional $20,000 to $30,000 on the project based on quotes provided in other proposals received as part of the RFP process.
- References confirmed the quality of the product and its durability.