Assessment planned

A flood hazard risk assessment for the city is inching closer.

A flood hazard risk assessment for the city is inching closer.

Urban Systems Ltd. of Kamloops has been awarded the contract to complete a request for proposals to companies who would like to bid on a flood hazard risk assessment for the city.

The award came to city council because staff chose the highest of three quotes in choosing Urban Systems’ $9,800 contract. The lowest bid was $8,800 from a Salmon Arm company.

The decision was based not only on project cost, but also on methodology and project team. The staff report states Urban Systems received “strong scoring in team composition and experience, presentation and reporting, past performance with the city, and a very clear understanding of the deliverables.”

Coun. Alan Harrison said he agreed with staff in choosing the experience and expertise of Urban Systems.

Council thanked Coun. Tim Lavery for creating the motion that’s laying the foundation for the assessment.

Said Ken Jamieson: “A couple of years ago people said it wasn’t really needed, to now when we’re preparing for a plan.”

 

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