South Shore school officials award $700,000 in roof repair procurements


In recent weeks, the South Shore Regional Centre for Education (SSRCE) awarded six-figure contracts for roofing and other fixes involving a pair of Lunenburg County schools.

The largest is a $580,000 procurement going to APM MacLean of Prince Edward Island to work on the Chester District School.

The tender, awarded May 17, involves new asphalt shingle roofing, metal siding and vinyl windows on the Duke Street Primary-to-Grade 4 school.

"Work in general includes the removal of existing asphalt shingle roofing and reinstatement of new asphalt shingle roofing complete with new flashings," reads the procurement, posted online.

The project encompasses the "addition of new metal siding complete with all trims and accessories [and] removal of existing aluminum windows and screens and installation of new vinyl windows complete with all necessary trims and accessories."

It's expected most of the work will finish by late August.

Meanwhile, an elementary school north of Bridgewater is also getting some construction attention this summer.

West Northfield Elementary School in the community of West Northfield is also in line for roof renovations. The tender for this work at the school, located at the corner of Highway 10 and Victoria Acres Drive, was awarded to a North Kentville firm in recent weeks.

Acadia Roofing and Contracting of Kings County will be paid just over $127,000 to complete the project, which calls for the "provision of all materials, labour and equipment" needed to finish renovating different sections of the school's roof.

Tender documents indicate the work will start right after Canada Day and wrap-up in mid-August.

Ashley Gallant, a SSRCE spokeswoman, said work at both schools is scheduled to start in June. 'These are tentative dates and subject to change," she told LighthouseNOW in an email.

"These renovations are being completed because they have been identified as priority projects," she added. "Further project details will be shared at a later date."

A procurement for soccer pitch upgrades at South Queens Middle School recently closed. At the time of this writing, a successful bid had not yet been awarded.

The Queens County job "includes supply and placement of sod, complete with all related components and accessories and maintenance" at the school's location, off Old Bridge Street in Liverpool.

In the SSRCE tender document, it pinpoints sod to be laid during a period in mid-to-late August with the project to finish by September 15.

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