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Bids & Tenders

November 4th

We Are Open for Business With a

World Class Airport Facility The Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (LSRA) is open for business with a world class facility. In response to Markham’s Buttonville Airport closing in the next five years Michael Prowse, President of the LSRA Board and Barrie City Councillor comments; “This is a golden opportunity to explore new business opportunities that will create high paying jobs in the aerospace and aviation operations industries for the communities of Barrie and Oro-Medonte. The LSRA has plans for controlled growth and we believe we can offer a unique business hub and destination.” LSRA officials have been meeting with Buttonville Airport representatives and other parties since the Spring of 2009 to investigate possible business opportunities. The LSRA has many competitive advantages from both a location and facility perspective. Located 45 minutes North from Pearson Airport and on the Provincial highway system, the LSRA has recently updated and expanded its’ runway and taxiway. Construction is also underway on the terminal building expansion and 10 new fully serviced commercial development lots will be available for aviation business and industry. The airport also has a further 50 acres of land slated for development opportunities.

Anne Street Tops Ontario's Best Roads F

or a busy roadway, a patchwork of repairs, potholes and missing sidewalks can be a safety hazard for you, your car, and pedestrians. For this reason, the City of Barrie spent time, effort, and money upgrading Anne Street earning it a prominent spot in Ontario's 20 Best Roads. Since 2003, CAA has compiled a list of Ontario's 20 Worst Roads as voted by its members and the general public. This year, CAA asked drivers to nominate the roads that were the smoothest, best maintained, and in the best condition to drive on; Anne Street ranked top 4 of Ontario's 20 Best Roads, competing with the likes of such communities as Toronto, Hamilton and Sault Ste. Marie. After a lengthy period of road construction on Anne Street, between Dunlop and Tiffin Streets, the recognition couldn't come at a better time. The old roadway was in poor condition, incapable of handling the growing traffic volumes of approximately 12,000 vehicles per day. Repairs not only provided the opportunity to improve the road conditions, but also upgrade the underground services that no longer met the area's needs.

The Anne Street reconstruction project included an increase to five lanes with a centre turn lane; replacement and installation of distribution and transmission watermains; both replacement and installation of concrete sidewalks, curbs and gutters;three concrete box culvert installations; new traffic control signals at Dunlop, Vespra, John, and Tiffin Streets; as well as new asphalt and restoration of affected driveways and boulevards.

Making the top rankings of Ontario's 20 Best Road list means drivers consider Anne Street a pleasurable drive due to it being congestion free, free of damage to the pavement or curbs, litter free, and most importantly safe for both drivers and pedestrians. For more information on Ontario's Top 20 Best Roads, visit www.caacso.com/community; for more on Barrie road construction, visit www.barrie.ca.

"The new roadway is capable of handling the traffic volumes into the future and also allows for better turning movements," says Barrie Manager of Design & Construction Bob Kahle.

• 9,000 tonnes of asphalt

• 2.5 kilometres of curb

DOCUMENTS are available on-line at Biddingo.com/Barrie or from the Purchasing Branch, 56 Mulcaster Street, Barrie ON during business hours Monday to Friday, 8:30 am. to 4:30 pm. For further information please visit www.barrie.ca or by telephone (705) 739-4220 Ext 4538 or Ext 5163 or by Email at purchasing@barrie.ca Electronic copies are only available through Biddingo.com/barrie. The City of Barrie document fee does not apply to documents that are downloaded electronically through Bidding.com/barrie, however a Biddingo.com fee may be applicable.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL # FIN 2010-047P LONG RANGE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY The Corporation of the City of Barrie is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to develop a twenty year Solid Waste Management Strategy. The strategy, through public engagement, provide recommendations and identify opportunities for improvement to existing systems, extensively explore and evaluate all potential future options associated with an integrated municipal solid waste management system. A non-refundable Document Fee of $30.00 plus HST applies to each hardcopy of the RFP Document. Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday, November 11, 2010.

The Anne Street project cost approximately $11 million dollars. Reconstruction installed :

PURCHASING BRANCH BID OPPORTUNITIES

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL # FIN 2010-081P LOCKSMITH SERVICES AT VARIOUS CITY OF BARRIE FACILITIES

• 4 kilometres of underground infrastructure pipes

The City of Barrie is seeking submissions from qualified and experienced firms for the provision

of Locksmithing Services at Various City of Barrie Facilities.

A non-refundable Document Fee of $30.00 plus HST applies to each hardcopy of the RFQ Document.

A non-refundable Document Fee of $30.00 plus HST applies to each hardcopy of the RFP Document.

Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday, November 11, 2010.

Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday, November 11, 2010.

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION # FIN 2010-082Q ALARM MONITORING SERVICES AT VARIOUS CITY OF BARRIE FACILITIES The City of Barrie is seeking submissions from qualified and experienced firms for the provision of Alarm Monitoring Services at Various City of Barrie Facilities. A non-refundable Document Fee of $30.00 plus HST applies to each hardcopy of the RFQ Document. Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday, November 11, 2010.

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION # FIN 2010-101Q SUPPLY, DELIVERY & INSTALLATION OF ONE (1) COMPLETE NEW BRINE MAKING SYSTEM FOR THE CITY OF BARRIE OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT The City of Barrie is seeking submissions from qualified bidders for the provision of one (1) complete new Brine Making Plant System to be supplied, delivered and installed at the City of Barrie Operations Dept. located at 165 Ferndale Drive North, Barrie, ON. The automatic brine production plant system shall be capable of producing a minimum of 4500 to 7000 gallons of brine per hour based on water supply. The system shall be completely automated and be capable of producing brine without an operator, and automatically monitor and control brine consistency monitoring during production. System should be capable of data logging and downloading. The system shall be capable of automatically selecting recycled water or fresh water for supply.

Remembrance Day Schedule

For more information on the world class Lake Simcoe Regional Airport, please visit www.lakesimcoeairport.com or www.barrie.ca.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL # FIN 2010-113P SUPPLY, DELIVERY & INSTALLATION OF MOBILE DATA TERMINALS (MDT) FOR BARRIE ACCESSIBLE COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION SERVICES (BACTS) The City of Barrie is looking to maximize the efficiency of the Barrie Accessible Community Transportation Service (BACTS), increase ridership and improve customer service. To achieve this, the City is looking to implement Mobile Data Terminals (MDT) to communicate between the dispatch office and the in-service vehicles. Vendors responding to this Request for Proposal must have a solution which: • Seamlessly integrates with Trapeze PASS version 8 (Windows version of Trapeze Paratransit Automated Scheduling System). • Integrates with the Trapeze IVR (Interactive Voice Response) system. A non-refundable Document Fee of $30.00 plus HST applies to each hardcopy of the RFP Document. Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday, November 11, 2010.

REQUEST FOR TENDER # FIN 2010-137T SUPPLY & DELIVERY OF ONE (1) NEW TROMMEL SCREEN FOR RECLAMATION (MINING) OF THE BARRIE LANDFILL The City of Barrie is seeking submissions from qualified and experienced firms for the supply and deliver of one (1) new Trommel Screen to support the Waste Reclamation Project at the Barrie Landfill site.

A non-refundable Document Fee of $30.00 plus HST applies to each hardcopy of the RFT Document. Closing: 2:00 p.m. local time, Tuesday, November 16, 2010.

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION # FIN 2010-134Q FOR DESIGN-BUILD SERVICES FOR GROUNDING SYSTEM UPGRADES TO FIVE (5) SEWAGE PUMPING STATIONS AND IRRIGATION PUMPING STATION The City of Barrie Engineering Department, Design and Construction Branch is inviting quotations from qualified Engineering firms to evaluate existing grounding systems for five (5) City of Barrie Sewage Pumping Stations and the Irrigation Pumping Station at the Barrie Sports Complex in Midhurst and to designbuild enhanced grounding systems to reduce the risk of damage to equipment and personnel from lightning surges, and transient voltages. The work includes, but is not limited to the following: evaluation and measurement of existing grounding, computer analysis of ground grid system, design and installation of new grounding electrodes, grounding bars, surge protectors and wiring as necessary, evaluation of soil resistivity, preparation of study reports and as-built reports. A non-refundable Document Fee of $100.00 plus HST applies to each hardcopy of the RFQ Document. Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday, November 25, 2010.

PURCHASING BRANCH Electronic copies are only available through Biddingo.com/barrie. The City of Barrie document fee does not apply to documents that are downloaded electronically through Bidding.com/barrie, however a Biddingo.com fee may be applicable. THE CORPORATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY OR ALL SUBMISSIONS.

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for Curbside Waste Collection

Collection will occur as usual on REMEMBRANCE DAY, Thursday, November 11, 2010 and will remain on the regular schedule throughout the week.

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The Landfill Site is normally closed on Sundays and Mondays and will be open regular hours on Remembrance Day.

Upcoming Events

Barrie residents are reminded to have their materials at curbside by 7:00 a.m.

November 11 November 5 – 6

BarrieFolk: Roots Music Festival Georgian College, www.barriefolk.com Be entertained by some of the finest Canadian roots musicians with a mix of local and international performers.

SESSIONS ARE DROP-IN AND FREE

October 5 – December 1

November 7

Choralfest Barrie Central Collegiate, W. A. Fisher Auditorium (705) 739-4299 King Edward Choir, Lyrica, Bravado, Eastview Secondary School Senior Choir and Huronia Symphony Orchestra present Carmina Burana by Carl Orff.

November 19

35th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Memorial Square (705) 734-1414, www.downtownbarrie.ca Start the holiday season with this annual tradition. Visit Santa, sing carols, take a horsedrawn wagon ride and enjoy the lighting of the tree followed by fireworks.

November 20

15th Annual Santa Claus Parade City streets (705) 721-5000, www.barriechamber.com Welcome Santa at Barrie’s annual night parade!

November 11

Remembrance Day Memorial Square, (705) 728-1412 Annual parade and ceremony held to honour the sacrifices made by those in military service.

November 20 - February 6 Barrie Festival of Trees Centennial Park www.barriefestivaloftrees.com Waterfront light display to celebrate the winter season.

Circle of Readers 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Angus Ross Room OR Wednesdays: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Oro District Lions Programme Room This programme is aimed at building reading skills of 6 - 9 year old. Parents are reminded that they are to stay in the library while their child(ren) enjoy the programme. Please call or drop by the Children’s Information Desk at (705) 728-1010 ext. 7019

eAudiobooks and Ebooks 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. eAudiobooks and ebooks are now available from the library website, and you can checkout, download, read and enjoy them from the comfort of your home or car. Find out what’s available, how to download or transfer, and what devices are compatible. No registration required.

November 8

PACE to Innovate 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Don’t miss this dynamic seminar from BJ McCabe, an interactive session that will ignite creative thinking in your business organization and boost productivity.

November 10

Wills 101 – It’s a Wrap 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. This warp-up session in the Wills and Estate series will provide information and insights into the process of estate planning and unique issues about planning for the future.

For information on news, events, and more visit us online at www.barrie.ca

Notice Overnight Parking Restrictions

It is our honour to recognize your valour.

By-law 2007-209

Veterans ride Transit free of charge, with one companion, all day on Remembrance Day. Residents are reminded that from November 1 to April 15 each year, parking of a vehicle on any street or part of a street within the City of Barrie between the hours of 12 midnight and 7 a.m. is prohibited and subject to a $20.00 fine. Within the Downtown Business Improvement Area, on street parking is prohibited between the hours of 3 a.m. and 6 a.m.

November 11 Just show our bus drivers anything that proves you are a veteran and you ride free. It is our small gesture of thanks for the overwhelming sacrifice veterans made on behalf of all Canadians.

Any vehicle found parked in contravention of By-law 2007-209 may be ticketed and/or towed.

Phone: (705) 726-4242

The City of Barrie’s leaf and yard waste collection is collected every week on your regular collection day for the month of November. For information on how to place leaf and yard waste at the curb, to ensure collection, please refer to the 2010 Community Information and Waste Reduction Calendar or visit www.barrie.ca. Materials must be placed curbside by 7a.m on their collection day.

By keeping the City streets clear of vehicles during this period, you allow the City crews access to help ensure that your roadways are maintained and that large emergency vehicles can get down the street. Parking is prohibited over sidewalks and the City boulevards.

Contact Us

Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Collection

Want More info? Please call (705) 739-4219.

TTY: (705) 792-7910

E-mail: cityinfo@barrie.ca


This Week in Barrie - November 4, 2010