Government prepares for $80.5 million Science and Technology Museum repairs and renovations

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            RFPs issued for prime consultant and project management services

Ottawa Construction News staff writer

The federal government has issued RFPs seeking prime consultant and project management services, as it prepares to complete an $80.5 million Canadian Science and Technology Museum renovations.

The funds will pay the costs to “repair, retrofit and renovate this institution,” Heritage Minister Shelley Glover said in November.  The museum at 1867 St. Laurent Blvd. will be closed for at least two years as the institution, plagued by asbestos and mould, receives the multi-million dollar refurbishment.

Glover said the funding will allow the museum to create more exhibit space, replace its roof and renovate the interior, and modernize the building’s facade.

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The RFP for prime consultant services on Merx, which closes on Feb. 4, says: “In broad terms, the scope of this project includes seismic upgrade of the facility, repointing of block walls, complete replacement of the roof system including abatement requirements, mechanical work including the supply and installation of a chiller, dry coolers and a gas boiler along with related electrical requirements, construction of a small building addition to house the new mechanical equipment, removal of the existing rooftop units along with associated ducting, modifications to the sprinkler system, refacing of the north and west exterior walls and upgrading the main entrance.”

The project management services RFP  closes on Jan. 20.

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