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Kane Constructions announced as Shepparton Art Museum builder

Kane Constructions announced as Shepparton Art Museum builder
February 27, 2019

The City of Greater Shepparton has announced that the construction contract for the Shepparton Art Museum has been awarded to Kane Constructions Pty Ltd.

Following a two-staged procurement process, five submissions were received and evaluated, with two tenderers progressing to a shortlisting stage, with Kane Constructions being recommended as the preferred contractor.

Kane Constructions are a multi-award winning, privately owned commercial construction company that has extensive experience in building quality contemporary buildings.

They have been responsible for the $45 million Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, Geelong Performing Arts Centre Redevelopment (Stage 2) and $100 million Ballarat GovHub.

Commenting on the contract award, Greater Shepparton Mayor  Kim O’Keeffe stated “this is the most significant and bold building that Council has invested in, and we have every confidence that Kane Constructions will do the design justice.”

During the tender evaluation process it was identified that submissions received were above the adopted build budget, with bids ranging from $47.3 million to $51.7 million, with the difference attributed to an increase in the price of construction materials.

With the bids being greater than the pre-tendered budgeted amount Council has successfully negotiated with the Federal Government and the SAM Foundation to increase their grant agreements to offset the increase in the capital required.

The first stage of the project will see the new contemporary SAM being built, while the second stage will include landscaping, car parking, and specialist equipment.

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