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RFT for Thomas Edmonds Band Rotunda Earthquake Repairs and Strengthening

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RFx ID : 21544429
Tender Name : RFT for Thomas Edmonds Band Rotunda Earthquake Repairs and Strengthening
Reference # :
Open Date : Friday, 25 October 2019 10:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date : Monday, 25 November 2019 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Department/Business Unit : Infrastructure
Tender Type : Request for Tenders (RFT)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 30110000 - Concrete and cement and plaster
  • 30130000 - Structural building products
  • 30190000 - Construction and maintenance support equipment
  • 72000000 - Building and Facility Construction and Maintenance Services
  • 95000000 - Land and Buildings and Structures and Thoroughfares
  • Canterbury
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Marie Bennett
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  : Tender Box, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street, City Central, Christchurch 8011
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

The Edmonds Band Rotunda, on the banks of the Avon River, was badly damaged in the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. It was deconstructed in 2012, with its recognisable dome saved and the area fenced off to the public. The rotunda was a gift from Thomas Edmonds, known for the Edmonds cookbook and sure to rise baking powder. It was built in 1929 and classified as a category 2 historic place.

The council initially agreed to rebuild the rotunda in 2017, but later put the project on hold due to "budgetary reasons". The delay happened because the proposals received for the future use of the building had not been not viable. The council then decided to provide funding to restore the building to be used as a band rotunda.

The rotunda was used as a restaurant from the mid-1980s. It was designed in high renaissance style by city architect Victor Hean and was 12 metres high and about 10m in diameter. The copper-sheathed dome weighs 70 tonnes.

The purpose of this RFT is to invite Tenderers to submit their Tenders to construct a new base element with new performing supporting columns, which will carry the reinstated repaired original dome. The main design focuses upon complex steel strengthening incorporated with cast in situ concrete profiling.

The objective of this RFT process is to obtain sufficiently detailed information from Tenderers about their respective organisations and their ability to provide the Contract Works. This enables the Council to select and appoint a Supplier to provide the Contract Works.