Waihinga Centre Building Contractor Appointed

Waihinga Centre Building Contractor Appointed

23 June 2016
South Wairarapa District Council (SWDC) has appointed Rigg Zschokke as the preferred contractor for the Waihinga Centre in Martinborough.

SWDC CEO, Paul Crimp says the tender process Council and Quantity Surveryors Rawlinson’s have been through has been robust and while results were close, and the tenderers were very capable of undertaking this project, the appointed contractor, Rigg Zschokke, was clearly ahead of the other RFI’s received.

“The critical factor was that Riggs better demonstrated their experience in the Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) process, this process is critical to the success of the project and demonstrated experience was essential.”

The ECI process revolves around identifying and selecting contractors at an early stage based on ‘schedule of rates’ pricing. The preferred contractor works closely with the Architects and suppliers to achieve a collaborative outcome, as compared to the traditional “price and build on the final plans drawn” methodology.

In July and August detailed plans will be completed, consenting and final pricing undertaken and a fixed price contract signed. Building of the Waihinga Centre is expected to begin in September 2016 and be complete by September 2017.

Rigg Zschokke are a Wairarapa based Commercial and Residential construction company established in 1934. Some of their projects include the Masterton Hospital Redevelopment, JNL Plywood Mill and Wharekauhau Country Estate projects.

For more information about the Waihinga Centre project contact enquiries@swdc.govt.nz

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