City of Stirling to audit tendering processes after Carine clubrooms bungle

Works at the Carine Hall. Picture: Andrew Richie
Works at the Carine Hall. Picture: Andrew Richie

CITY of Stirling will undertake an audit of its tendering process for the Carine clubrooms revamp after the company that originally won the $3 million tender collapsed.

Councillors supported David Lagan’s motion to audit the tendering process so the situation would never be repeated.

“(The reason is) to inform council of the tendering process and subsequent failure of the selected preferred provider and any losses carried by council due to the tender collapse,” he said.

CPD Group won a $3 million refurbishment contract from the City in December 2015, a time when it was understood the company was already in financial strife.

The City awarded a $2.6 million tender to new builder Crothers Creative Design and Construction in November and recovered the remaining costs from leftover funds from Balcatta BMX Club and Doubleview Bowling Club projects.

According to the council report, the Carine hall refurbishments are anticipated to be completed in August.

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