12-month gravel tender
GLADSTONE Regional Council has taken it’s gravel crushing out into the market.
The council awarded a contract to Montrose Mining at Tuesday’s council meeting after three tenders for the contract had been submitted.
Council’s Works Operations identified the need for the winning and crushing of ridge gravel in various pits within the council area which would need to be carried out at council’s request over an extended period of time.
In addition to the three tenders, a response was received from Rameel Quarries Pty Ltd, in Biloela Queensland advising that they would not be able to submit a tender as they had just been awarded a contract which would take them out of the area.
Council finance director Mark Holmes said there were a number of pits across the region.
He said some of the significant issues in the tender process included pricing, compliance offer documents, along with high establishment and high disestablishment fees.
Council has anticipated the total annual spend for gravel crushing will be about $ 200,000 based on an anticipated 20,000m³ of winning and crushing required per year.
Council approved the officer’s recommendation that Montrose Mining awarded the contract for gravel crushing for an initial period of two years with two further 12 month optional periods.