Invitation to Tender

SCUP – Solar PV Array



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Sealed Tenders, clearly marked as to content, will be received by the Customer
Services Department, Main Floor at St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert,
Alberta T8N 3Z9 up to 14:00:00 hours, local time on Thursday, May 13th, 2021 for the
SCUP – SOLAR PV ARRAY. The time will be conclusively determined using the
National Research Council of Canada Web clock at:
All tender submissions will be evaluated. The results will not be released until a
contract has been awarded by the City.
The Work to be undertaken is generally described as but not limited to;
• Electrical Service Improvements
• PV solar installation for minimum 1 MW
• All work to provide a safe engineered installation of the PV system.
Starting Tuesday, March 30th, 2021, Tender Documents, Drawings and Addenda (if
applicable) may be downloaded from Alberta Purchasing Connection (APC) and from
the BuildWorks Canada electronic plan room websites. Please be aware that it is the
Bidders responsibility to obtain all addenda from the websites if the original contract
documents are obtained from either APC or BuildWorks Canada.
Bidders are completely responsible for ensuring that their bids reach the correct final
location prior to the bid submission deadline. Fax, email and other non-hard copy forms
of bids or amendments WILL NOT be accepted.
A bid bond or certified cheque for the amount of ten percent (10%) of the Tender Price
is to accompany each Tender. Submission of a Tender by the Bidder gives the City the
right to require the Bidder to execute the Contract and to perform the Work as set out
within the Tender Documents. Tenders may not be withdrawn at or after the Tender
submittal deadline and will be irrevocable and open for acceptance by the City for a
period of sixty (60) days following the Tender submittal deadline.
Additional lifecycle scopes of work will be ongoing in parallel with the scope of work
outlined in this tender (further described in Section 00 73 00 – Supplemental
Conditions). The Landrex Lifecycle Repair Contractor will be considered Prime for the
entire facility while their scope of work is taking place, therefore some coordination with
other parties will be required. The bidder to this tender acknowledges and will be willing
to accept the role of Prime Contractor pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety
Act requirements (for the duration between the Landrex Contractor having completed
their scope for the remainder of duration until the Solar PV Array scope is completed)
and by submission of a bid acknowledges that it has the capability of fulfilling this
The City reserves the right, without prejudice, to reject any or all Tenders.
Inquiries regarding the Tender Document and/or Drawings shall only be directed to:
Matt Roper, TBD Architecture + Urban Planning, by email:
Inquires will be accepted until Thursday, May 6th, 2021 until 12:00 noon, local time.
Questions received after this time will not be responded to.
Due to COVID-19 protocols, optional pre-arranged site orientations will be offered.
Prospective Bidders must confirm their intention to attend (no later than 4:00PM April
5th) with Project Manager Karsen Zwiers, City of St. Albert, by email: Three tours will be arranged between 9:00AM-10:00AM on April
7th and 8th and scheduled on a first-notified, first-serve basis. When bidders submit their
request, please list the 2 days in order of preference, bidders will be assigned based on
the order that the requests are received.
A maximum of one attendee per organization will be allowed to ensure the safety of the
site visit. Groups will be limited to five each to ensure proper social distancing.
All bidders attending the optional site orientation will be expected to conform to the City
of St. Albert COVID-19 protocols which will be provided once the orientation date is

Posted: March 30, 2021


Thursday, May 13, 2021
at 2:00:00 pm


Karsen Zwiers
Project Manager,
Engineering Services