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No bids to fix Delta boat launch

Required government approvals part of the reason the city couldn’t find anyone willing to take on the project
wellington point boat launch
It will take a while longer for the boat launch at Wellington Point Park to be fully repaired.

The City of Delta has had a tough time finding anyone willing to take on the contract to repair the boat launch at Wellington Point Park.

Last fall, the float sections of the boat launch had to be removed due to deterioration making them unsafe.

The city issued a request for bids for the replacement of the first float that had been removed but no bids were received. 

The entire flat section has since been removed.

A report from staff notes that the city reached out to a number of local companies to gauge interest in the project and later undertook a second competitive bid process for the design and construction of a full replacement of the float, inviting companies that had previously expressed interest.

Once again, no bids were received.

Parks, Recreation and Culture director Ken Kuntz told council it’s a complex project requiring three senior levels of government approvals.

Delta has now engaged an engineering firm to help move the approval process along, he said.

Once the design and environmental approvals are in place, the city will once again seek a company to construct the new float.

Funding of up to $200,000 was available in the city’s capital plan this year for the replacement of the entire float, but the project now may not reach completion until sometime in 2022.