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PCL/Bexson to build Lloydminster Place

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PCL Construction Management Inc. has been awarded the contract to manage the construction of Lloydminster Place event centre in a partnership with Bexson Construction Ltd.

The contract is part of a greater budget of $57 million for the new event facility as the City of Lloydminster continues to seek provincial and federal funding avenues to support the facility.

The bid, made by PCL based in Edmonton, outlined a commitment to engage Bexson Construction as a Lloydminster construction partner that worked in its favour. 

The city says having Bexson involved during construction increases the local economic impact through the increased potential for local sub-trade involvement and will help mitigate potential labour shortages.

“PCL Construction Management’s commitment to working with local companies not only significantly boosts our economy through job creation and product sales, but will also create training opportunities for those coming through the trades,” said Mayor Gerald Aalbers in a statement on June 7. 

“Reaching the starting point to discuss the physical construction of Lloydminster Place after working with the design firm – TBD Architecture – since mid-2021 is exciting for the greater Lloydminster region. We’re beyond ecstatic to begin seeing the community’s and planning team’s vision come to life.”

The city noted PCL also has a working knowledge of Saskatchewan’s supply chain market through current projects within the province. 

Additionally, PCL’s bid demonstrated confidence and understanding of the global market throughout the vetting process through the firm’s international connections.

Council approved the contract with PCL during the Council meeting on June 6.

The request for proposal process was open from April 27 to May 18. 

Five proposals were submitted, one of which did not meet the minimum technical requirements.