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Bids & Tenders

Gear-Up For A Snowy Drive Nominations Deadline Tomorrow! Just one more day to nominate that creative and talented individual for one of Barrie’s prestigious Arts Awards. This year is exciting as we are rolling out our first Poet Laureate. This award will be given to someone that will profile the arts and act as a literary ambassador at civic and community events. The other five awards will recognize the following: • • • • •

Excellence in the Arts Emerging Artist Most Promising Youth Contribution to the Community Collaboration Award

Out of these nominations five extremely talented individuals will be selected by a jury panel compiled of Cultural Managers and artists living outside of the Barrie area. The five successful nominees will be honoured at a gala evening to be held on Thursday, November 18th at 7:00 p.m. at the Southshore Centre located at 205 Lakeshore Drive. The evening will not only recognize Barrie’s local artists, but also feature local entertainment, such as LS, Barrie’s best Hip Hop artist. There is no charge for admission, refreshments will be served (cash bar) and all are welcome. Don’t delay - visit the City’s website at www.barrie.ca or www BarrieArtsAwards.com and nominate an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the arts in Barrie. Nominations close tomorrow on Friday, October 29th at 4:30 pm. The public is encouraged to come out and be part of this celebration that supports and recognizes Barrie’s local arts community.

Upcoming Events

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s comfortable fall weather gives way to the cold blast of winter, the City of Barrie prepares their staff, equipment, and roads to assure a safe snowy season. Since over half of Barrie households travel to and from work five days a week, the City prepared a safety checklist to help you gear-up for the wintery drive ahead.

Clothes to Fit the Emergency:

Winter Driving Emergency Kit:

Winter Check-Up:

To start, you should winterize your vehicle’s emergency kit. Assume your vehicle will break down or become stuck. You could wait hours for help during a winter storm, so be ready. Use a large plastic container and place it in the trunk. Here is what your kit should include:

Make sure your vehicle is in top winter shape. Schedule a pre-season maintenance – or do it yourself. This should include routine systems check, and any necessary change of your engine coolant.

 Warm gloves and hat

 A heavy blanket (wool is preferred)  Flares or triangles  A flashlight and extra batteries  A tow rope  Booster cables  A first-aid kit

Program Your Phone:

Assume that you will be forced to exit your vehicle at some point this winter. Avoid freezing in your office attire or Holiday best; pack some winter stuff in the trunk such as an extra jacket, hat, gloves, overshoes or winter boots, and a reflective vest.

Window and Blades Clean-up: Good visibility assures safe winter driving, so guarantee that you can see the road ahead of you. Replace damaged wiper blades, otherwise give them a thorough cleaning and extend their lifespan by wiping them with a rubbing alcohol soaked rag. Also clean all windows on the inside throughout the season and don’t forget to scrape and clear

them before you hit the road with a good snow-brush and ice scraper.

Better Grip with Winter Tires: Install winter tires and ensure you maintain the optimal tire pressure throughout the winter. Although winter tires are an added expense, they not only make for safer driving, but can also last you five years or more, depending on usage, and may qualify for a car insurance premium discount. Above all else, check the weather before you hit the road and consider the conditions while driving. Think ahead, be ready and drive defensively! Visit the MTO site for more on winter driving at www.mto.gov.on.ca/ english/safety/winterdrive/ winterdrive.shtml

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 QUOTATION # FIN 2010-108Q ELEVATOR PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE SERVICE FOR VARIOUS CITY OF BARRIE FACILITIES The City of Barrie is seeking submissions from qualified and experienced firms for the provision of monthly Elevator Preventative Maintenance Service 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 4, 2010

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL # FIN 2010-109P PROVISION OF AN ACCIDENT REPORTING & ATTENDANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM The City of Barrie is seeking submissions from qualified and experienced firms for the provision of an Accident Reporting and Attendance 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 4, 2010

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION # FIN 2010-120Q CONSTRUCTION AND TESTING OF SMALL DIAMETER ENVIRONMENTAL WELLS

Who carries a phone book in their vehicle? You may have online capability on your phone, but who in an emergency wants the added stress of searching for help? Save time and program emergency numbers such as tow-truck , CAA, locksmith, etc. into your cellphone.

The City of Barrie is seeking submissions from qualified and experienced firms for the provision of Construction and Testing of Small Diameter Environmental Wells at Various City of Barrie Locations. 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 4, 2010

October 30

Spooktacular Breakfast Allandale Recreation Centre Main Hall at 10:00 am The members of the Allandale 55 + Centre invite you to this delicious breakfast served up hot and delicious, treat yourself, your goblins and your grand goblins to this mouth watering breakfast. Allandale’s famous pancakes, sausage, juice, tea, coffee along with games and prizes for the kids. Everyone Welcome!! Only $5.00 for adults and seniors Children under 10 only $3.50

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.

The City of Barrie is seeking information from qualified service providers who support an organization of similar type and size to ascertain a strategy to manage the City’s Fleet servicing and maintenance requirements. The fleet consists of approximately 500 vehicles of varied sizes; light, medium and heavy. Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday, November 4, 2010

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

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

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 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 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 PROPOSAL # FIN 2010-003P BARRIE WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY The City of Barrie invites submissions for its prestigious waterfront opportunity for a hotel complex with associated mixed use development; strategically located at 1 – 15 Bayfield Street. The site is located within the Promenade District as envisioned in the City’s Downtown Commercial Master Plan, featuring uninterrupted exposure and views of the Kempenfelt waterfront and marina area, with excellent vehicular and pedestrian access. Respondent Note: OPTIONAL INFORMATION MEETING is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday October 20, 2010, at the City of Barrie, Sir Robert Barrie Room, 2nd Floor City Hall, 70 Collier Street, Barrie, ON. Bid Documents will not be available at the meeting. A non-refundable fee document fee of $20.00 plus HST applies to each hardcopy of the RFP Document. Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday November 25, 2010

AUCTION SALE–SURPLUS EQUIPMENT The City of Barrie will be placing the following vehicles in the local Public Auction Sale conducted by Northern Toronto Vehicle Auction. FLOAT 1991 35,000 Pound Float by JC Trailers 2.55-75R22.5 Tires with 4,600 Gallon Honda Powered Anti Ice Unit Installed in 2006

TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION DATE: SATURDAY OCTOBER 30, 2010 ADDRESS: 3230 THOMAS STREET, INNISFIL, ON (Highway # 400 & Innisfil Beach Road) TELEPHONE: 1-866-229-2253 WEBSITE: www.ntva.ca Preview & Registration 8:00 AM. Sale starts 9:00 AM.

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.

October 22 & 29

Beginner Internet 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. This 2 part workshop will cover the basics of the World Wide Web and searching techniques. You must attend part 1 to attend part 2. This workshop is geared to people who do not have Internet experience.

November 7

October 29

SESSIONS ARE DROP-IN AND FREE

Friday Fright Night 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Main Floor and Angus Ross Room Have some spooky fun celebrating Halloween at the library when it’s closed! The Fright Night will feature “The Amazing Frank Clarkson” magic show at 7 p.m., crafts and other spooky activities! Children are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes. Winners of our Spooky Poetry Contest will also be invited to read their poems. No registration required. Recommended for ages 6 years and up. Parents must accompany any children 9 years and younger to the event.

October 5 – December 1

November 1

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.

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

Estate Trustee Responsibilities 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Barrie Public Library is pleased to present a seminar to help you understand the responsibilities when appointing or acting as an Estate Trustee.

Notice Overnight Parking Restrictions

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

It is our honour to recognize your valour.

By-law 2007-209

Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Collection The City of Barrie’s leaf and yard waste collection is collected every week on your regular collection day for the months of October and 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. Want More info? Please call (705) 739-4219.

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The intent of this request for Information is to solicit information from qualified companies outlining their capabilities, qualifications, and their relevant experience for Automotive Maintenance and Service to be performed for City of Barrie.

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

child(ren) enjoy the programme. Please call or drop by the Children’s Information Desk at (705) 728-1010 ext. 7019

October 30

Groovy Goblins Holly C.C. – Multi-Purpose Room 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. play.barrie.ca CODE: 60865 $15 (R) / $16 (NR) Ages 6-10 yrs. Explore things that go bump in the night with kicks and jumps that delight! This workshop includes a jazz/ hip hop lesson to fun spooky favourites like “Ghostbusters” and learning a routine inspired by Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” It’s not too late to dance with us! We have a variety of classes starting in November for children and adults.

October 28th

PURCHASING BRANCH BID OPPORTUNITIES

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION # FIN 2010-129I FOR SUPPLIMENTAL AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE FOR THE CITY OF BARRIE’S FLEET

Contact Us

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. 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.

Phone: (705) 726-4242

TTY: (705) 792-7910

E-mail: cityinfo@barrie.ca

10/27/2010 8:50:55 AM

This Week in Barrie - October 28, 2010  

This Week in Barrie - October 28, 2010

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