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RFP - North East Point Waterfront Development - Rock Wall

Request for Proposals

North East Point Waterfront Development
Municipality of Barrington

The Municipality of Barrington invites requests for proposals for the re-construction and construction of the rock wall/breakwater and infilling at McGray Avenue, North East Point, Cape Sable Island. The work will mainly consist of re-constructing the rock wall/breakwater with the existing rocks and adding new rocks if necessary while maintaining the original footprint of the wall and infilling with rock and/or pit run gravel to make it level for the construction of a boardwalk.

All work at this site must be carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. There will be a mandatory On-site Meeting for all interested parties on November 10, 2015, at 3:00 p.m.

Sealed proposals, clearly marked “North East Point Waterfront Development – Rock Wall” must be received at the Municipal Office not later than 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 13, 2015. Tenders will NOT be accepted by email or fax.

Proposals will be opened publicly by Municipal Staff on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 2:45 p.m., in the Conference Room, in the Administrative Centre, 2447 Highway No. 3, Barrington, N.S., for review and recommendation to Council.

The successful proponent will be required to provide adequate insurance coverage with the Municipality named as “Additional Insured” and a copy of a Letter of Good Standing with the Workers Compensation Board.

The Municipality reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, not necessarily accept the low proposal, to accept any proposal which it may consider to be in its best interest, or to waive formality, informality or technicality of any proposal.

October 27, 2015
Cameron Whiteway
Barrington, N.S. Property Services Manager
P.O. Box 100
Barrington, N.S.
B0W 1E0
PH: (902) 635-0181

pdf RFP NEP Waterfront Development (180 KB)

RFP - Seaside Tourist Rest Stop - Electrical Services

Request for Proposals
Seaside Tourist Rest Stop – Electrical Services
Municipality of Barrington

The Municipality of Barrington invites requests for proposals for electrical services to three units located at the Lower Causeway Plaza, Barrington Passage, Nova Scotia.

There will be a mandatory On-site Meeting for all interested parties on November 10, 2015, at 10:00 a.m.

Sealed proposals, clearly marked “Seaside Tourist Rest Stop – Electrical Services” must be received at the Municipal Office not later than 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 13, 2015. Tenders will NOT be accepted by email or fax.

Tenders will be opened publicly by Municipal Staff on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 2:15 p.m., in the Conference Room, in the Administrative Centre, 2447 Highway No. 3, Barrington, N.S., for review and recommendation to Council.

The successful proponent will be required to provide adequate insurance coverage with the Municipality named as “Additional Insured” and a copy of a Letter of Good Standing with the Workers Compensation Board.

The Municipality reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, not necessarily accept the low proposal, to accept any proposal which it may consider to be in its best interest, or to waive formality, informality or technicality of any tender.

October 27, 2015
Cameron Whiteway
Barrington, N.S. Property Services Manager
P.O. Box 100
Barrington, N.S.
B0W 1E0
PH: (902) 635-0181

pdf RFP Seaside Tourist Rest Stop Electrical Services (127 KB)

Tender - Seaside Tourist Rest Stop Boardwalk

Tender
Seaside Tourist Rest Stop Boardwalk
Municipality of Barrington

The Municipality of Barrington invites tenders for the construction of a boardwalk along the waterfront located behind the Lower Causeway Plaza, Barrington Passage, Nova Scotia.

There will be a mandatory On-site Meeting for all interested parties on November 10, 2015, at 1:00 p.m.

Detailed project specifications may be obtained by contacting the Municipal Office located at 2447 Highway No. 3, Barrington, N.S., (902) 637-2015.

Sealed tenders, clearly marked “Seaside Tourist Rest Stop Boardwalk” must be received at the Municipal Office not later than 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 13, 2015. Tenders will NOT be accepted by email or fax.

Tenders will be opened publicly by Municipal Staff on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 2:30 p.m., in the Conference Room, in the Administrative Centre, 2447 Highway No. 3, Barrington, N.S., for review and recommendation to Council.

The successful tenderer will be required to provide adequate insurance coverage with the Municipality named as “Additional Insured” and a copy of a Letter of Good Standing with the Workers Compensation Board.

The Municipality reserves the right to reject any or all tenders, not necessarily accept the low tender, to accept any tender which it may consider to be in its best interest, or to waive formality, informality or technicality of any tender.

October 27, 2015
Cameron Whiteway
Barrington, N.S. Property Services Manager
P.O. Box 100
Barrington, N.S.
B0W 1E0
PH: (902) 635-0181

pdf Tender NEP Seaside Boardwalk (170 KB)

Congratulations - Winners of the 2015 Excellence Awards

Press Release - October 21, 2015

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Awards of Excellence recipients (from left to right) - Shelburne Association Supporting Inclusion, Darren Hudson’s Wild Axe Productions and Clearwater Seafoods - Pierce Fisheries Division.

Businesses and community organizations committed to excellence in exporting, innovation and community leadership were recognized in Shelburne County last night. The event was hosted at the picturesque Sandy Point Lighthouse Community Centre. The evening consisted of a keynote address from Don Bureaux (President of the Nova Scotia Community College), a dinner, and a celebration and recognition of the many invaluable contributions being made to the growth of Shelburne County’s economy.

Finalists and award winners were recognized in three key areas:

The “Excellence in Community Development” award recognizes a community organization or social enterprise that has made significant and notable contributions to the community through high leadership standards, and by being as a catalyst for positive action, partnerships and engagement. The three finalists were: Black Loyalist Heritage Society, South West Nova Climate Data Project, and Shelburne Association Supporting Inclusion. The winner was Shelburne Association Supporting Inclusion.

The “Exporter of the Year” award recognizes a business that has demonstrated excellence in exporting outside of Canada. A company that has experienced noticeable growth in business operations as a result of expanded markets, exports a range of products, services or technologies, employs innovative approaches to international trade, and is a good corporate citizenship. The three finalists were: Clearwater Seafoods - Pierce Fisheries Division, Kenney & Ross Limited, and Sea Star Seafoods Limited. The winner was Clearwater Seafoods - Pierce Fisheries Division.

The “Innovation in Business” award recognizes a business that has experienced growth in the business as a result of innovative leadership, strategies or practices, has demonstrated innovation through a product or service, sales technique or technology that differentiates their business, and has achieved a competitive advantage in the marketplace. The three finalists were: Boxing Rock Brewing Company, Darren Hudson’s Wild Axe Productions, and Lore’s Strawberry Farm. The winner was Darren Hudson’s Wild Axe Productions.

The organizing committee for the 2015 Shelburne County Community and Business Excellence Awards congratulates all organizations and businesses that were nominated this year. Many nominations were received for each of the three awards, which is indicative of the magnitude of the contributions that organizations and businesses are making to the development and growth of our community.

The 2015 Shelburne County Community & Business Excellence Awards were sponsored by the Shelburne Community Business Development Corporation, Nova Scotia Community College, Nova Scotia Business Inc., Municipality of the District of Barrington, Municipality of the District of Shelburne and the Town of Shelburne.

Barrington Municipal Exhibition in Need of Volunteers

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The Barrington Municipal Exhibition is in dire need of new volunteers for the 2016 planning year.

Barrington's first community fair was held August 26, 1952. The exhibition was started to promote farming in the area. Forty years later is was called the "Barrington Municipal Exhibition", and remains an important role in the promotion of agriculture, culture and history of our area. 

Community volunteers have always been the mainstay of the exhibition and the integral part of what keeps it going. The current committee is made up a a very small group and in order for the Exhibition to remain an important part of the Municipality's summer events, they require more community support in the form of board members, organizing committee members and volunteers for the weeks and days leading up to the exhibition.

Every member of our community has both an opportunity and the ability to build the community in which they wish to live, work and play in a way that is meaningful to them.
Volunteers are everyday heroes that make communities a great place to live, work, invest and raise families.

If you would like to volunteer with the Barrington Municipal Exhibition, please contact Juanita Penney either through email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 902-320-1217