New fire station planned

Alexandra will be getting a new fire station.

Tenders to construct the station in the Central Otago town closed yesterday.

The new station — referred to in Fire and Emergency New Zealand documents as the Dunstan resource facility new build — is to be built next to the existing Alexandra Fire Station in Centennial Ave, placing the Dunstan Rural Fire Station alongside its urban counterpart.

Fenz’s request for proposal documents say the new station will comprise four appliance (fire truck) bays, accessible ablutions, decontamination facilities, personal protective equipment PPE storage, meeting/storage room and yard works.

The request was an invitation to submit a proposal for the construction contract via a closed, competitive tender process to construct the station based on design and build specifications set out by Fenz.

Submitters were asked to provide company information, relevant experience including IL4 (a building that remains operational immediately after an earthquake or other disastrous event) construction, staff profiles from the project manager to the quantity surveyor, project commitment, programme and methodology, plans for sustainability, risk mitigation, assumptions, health and safety, insurance, financials and price.

The contract would be awarded immediately upon Fenz board approval.

Resource consent has been issued by the Central Otago District Council and building consent has been lodged with the council and is being processed, the documents say.

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