NEW LIBRARY FOR MITCHELSTOWN BACK ON TRACK
The new library which will be located at Sutton’s Court is ready to be fitted out. However, due to the liquidation of the company that was awarded the contract the project was left stalled and it appeared that the tendering process would have to be restarted.
The Avondhu has now learned that Cork County Council will open discussions with the company that came second during the tendering process.
“We have taken advice on the matter and we have issued a termination order on the contract the council had with Ridge Construction who were awarded the contract for the fitting of the library.
"However, due to the fact that a liquidator has been appointed to Ridge we now intend to reopen the tenders and start discussions with the company that came second in the process,” a spokesperson for Cork County Council told The Avondhu.
“It’s good to finally have the situation clarified,” Cllr Pa O’Driscoll responded to the news.
“I am delighted that we will not have to re-engage with the whole tendering process once again. I was confident all along that this was the situation as it made logical sense that the next company on the tendering list could do the job. It will be a very positive outcome for the people of Mitchelstown to be finally getting their long awaited new library,” Cllr O’Driscoll added.
All going well, it is hoped that the construction company could begin work on the new library in September.
“We hope to be back on site in September and the plan is to have the library opened by the end of the year,” the council spokesperson concluded.
Thursday 5th August 7:58pm