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A Pre-Tender meeting with Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC) officers, NSW Government Public Works Advisory executives, Consultants and prospective tenderers was held in Gundagai last Thursday to discuss the plans, scope of works and tendering process for the replacement of Gundagai’s aging Sewerage Treatment Plant.

 The Pre-Tender meeting was mandatory for any company who is to submit a tender and be considered for the building of the new plant. The meeting was hosted by NSW Government Public Works Advisory, who have designed the new plant and CGRC.

CGRC mayor, Cr Abb McAlister addressed the meeting, welcoming all who had made the journey to attend and said he appreciated the work done so far on the new plant.

 “There’s been a lot of work go into this project to get it to this stage, I’d like to thank all who have been involved so far,” Cr McAlister said.

 Cr McAlister went on to inform potential contractors for the project of the benefits and advantages for any company working with CGRC and in Gundagai.

 CGRC General Manager Mr Phil McMurray also addressed the gathering giving an overview on the existing system, and the requirements of the new system. Mr McMurray emphasised the need for the successful contractor to work with Council and build strong partnerships with both council and local trades and businesses.

 “We are keen to get this done on time on budget and make it a success, we are keen to work as a team to ensure this project is as good as it can be,” Mr McMurray said.

 The meeting concluded with local trades given the opportunity to introduce themselves and their businesses to the gathering.

 After a lunch supplied by the Gundagai Services Club, the attendees were taken on a tour of the existing treatment plant and associated pumping stations.

 The tender has been loaded onto Tenderlink, one of the largest online procurement communities in Australasia. The tender will close on 25th February 2020 with the successful tenderer advised late March, early April.