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March 11, 2005 09:29 ET

Government of Canada Announces Contracts Worth $957,288 for P.E.I. Wharf Reconstructions


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MARCH 11, 2005 - 09:29 ET

Government of Canada Announces Contracts Worth
$957,288 for P.E.I. Wharf Reconstructions

TIGNISH, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND--(CCNMatthews - March 11, 2005) - Two
competitive contracts, worth a combined total of $957,288, have been
awarded to Gaudette's Transit Mix Ltd., of Tignish, Prince Edward
Island, for wharf reconstruction projects on the Island. Awarded on
behalf of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Small Craft Harbours (SCH)
program), these contracts will be completed in March and June
respectively 2005.

The announcement was made today by the Honourable Joe McGuire, Minister
for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, on behalf of the
Honourable Scott Brison, Minister of Public Works and Government
Services.

"The important work carried out as a result of these contracts clearly
demonstrates the Government of Canada's commitment to ensuring safe and
high-quality facilities for those who make their livings on the water,"
said Minister McGuire. "People who live and work in small Maritime
communities depend on these wharves for their livelihood, and this work
will ensure there are fortified and reliable structures in place for
years to come. The fact that Gaudette's Transit Mix was successful in
winning both jobs is a testament to the expertise it possesses with
respect to wharf-building, and should mean good things for both
projects."

Under the first contract, worth $367,587, the company will replace the
south end of Sea Cow Pond wharf, in Prince County. It will remove the
existing timber pile structure and rockfill and build a new, reinforced
concrete deck complete with new, treated timber piles. It will excavate
and dredge the area of debris. Under the second contract, worth
$589,701, the company will build a new wharf structure at a Miminegash,
using new steel piles, concrete panels and anchor walls. It will also
construct a concrete deck and infill the wharf structure with sandstone.

SCH program works in partnership with local harbour authorities in five
regions across the country to provide commercial fishers and
recreational boaters with safe and accessible facilities. It ensures
that nearly 1,300 harbours and 6,000 structures critical to the economic
and social life of small maritime communities remain open and in good
repair.

For information on contracting opportunities with the Government of
Canada, visit www.merx.com, Canada's official, public sector electronic
tendering service.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Office of Minister Brison
    Renee David
    Press Secretary
    (819) 997-5421
    or
    PWGSC
    Pierre Teotonio
    Senior Media Relations Advisor
    (819) 956-2310
    or
    Office of the Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities
    The Honourable Joseph B. McGuire, P.C., M.P.
    Ron Crozier
    (902) 888-4150
    PWGSC news releases are also available on our Internet site at
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