Stadium contract

### ODT Online Mon, 6 Apr 2009
Stadium contract may be days away

By Mark Price

A conditional contract to build the $198 million Awatea St stadium could be signed within days.

Carisbrook Stadium Trust chairman Malcolm Farry said yesterday the trust would meet today to consider the contract it had been negotiating since February with Hawkins Construction.

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14 responses to “Stadium contract

  1. Elizabeth

    Marky Mark at SkyscraperCity blog:

    From what I can gather Hawkins have it in the Bag …

    “They have been advertising Jobs like crazy
    ……stating they have already been awarded it …..will find an example”

    We await enlightenment from this gentleman.

  2. Richard

    Well, Hawkins have been selected by the CST and confirmed by Council as the main contractor if the project gets “the green light”. It therefore “computes” that to be able to confirm their accepted OFFER (i.e. put it in the form of a contract), Hawkins would have to do the things that “Marky Mark” refers to!!!

    Whatever, until there is a contract, no decision can be made.

    And Mayor Peter has unequivocally confirmed in an email to councillors this morning that he will not – as alluded to in the ODT Report above – be signing anything ahead of council making its decision.

  3. Elizabeth

    Marky Mark at SkyscraperCity is back with an advertisement (unreferenced in his post; see source given below), he says:

    Here we Go !

    Location: Dunedin, Otago
    Type: Full time, Permanent
    Listed: Sat, 21 Mar
    Your reference #: 289/213231

    Iconic commercial contractor
    3 year project, permanent role
    Run the biggest job in one of NZ’s friendliest locations

    Amidst testing market times with contracts being bitterly fought for, our client has comfortably secured a number of significant public and commercial projects that are approaching commencement.

    With one of the biggest projects that will be seen in the Otago region commencing shortly, a Senior Project Manager is required, to front our client – the main contractor – and liaise with key stakeholders and the public, as well as taking responsibility for the successful delivery of the project.

    Read more or go to Trade Me Jobs.

  4. Elizabeth

    ### ODT Online Tue, 03/02/2009 – 9:41pm.

    Comment by gplusa on Guaranteed maximum price

    The successful contractor will agree to build the stadium according to the specifications supplied for a price not exceeding the “Guaranteed Maximum Price”. So there is no fixed price at the start of the contract, just a maximum price that the client has to pay. Any non approved cost over runs will have to be worn by the contractor.

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  5. KGB

    It’s a done deal isn’t it Richard.
    Have the guts to be truthful for once.

  6. Of course it’s a done deal, they have met all of the council’s requirements, it has passed all of the relevant environment court regulations. Of course it’s a done deal, thank god.

    What really needs to go on now is for all of the negative pressure to be converted to creative thinking as to how to milk every last dollar out of the possibilities that this venture will throw up to the public. I already know of 2 business students who are investigating a pie cart (caravan) to sell hot food to the 300 workers who will be frequenting the place.

  7. KGB

    No Paul you’re wrong there.
    The only creative thinking will be from the DCC in how to milk every last dollar out of the ratepayers.
    Let’s hope the two business students that you know of who are investigating a pie cart to sell hot food to the 300 workers who will be frequenting the place,are not from Cambodia,because if they are, the DCC will make sure that their ‘caravan’ will not stand a chance of surviving.

  8. Richard

    KGB
    April 6, 2009 at 7:49 pm
    “It’s a done deal isn’t it Richard.
    Have the guts to be truthful for once.”

    What part of NO do you not understand?

  9. KGB, like every other anti-stadium (with some exceptions) a little axe to grind there?

    Short answer is no they are planning on doing it right from day one, other wise you are suggesting some sort of racist conspiracy (which would fit nicely with the terrorists, global warming, poo pipe conspiracy theories).

    At the request of the anonymity of those involved I have been privy to the business plans of several folk around town, who at the news of the stadium and then the announcement of the RWC pool games have plans well in advance for ventures. Sorry but that is creative thinking KGB.

  10. Elizabeth

    More of the greed the stadium will be built on, this time clawing at its petticoats. Morals ethics out the window – they probably don’t like to think of the stadium as a non viable ratepayer subsidised failed venture.

    Not to stack on too much hopelessness, that tends to wreck ideas of entrepreneurship and innovation and how to redistribute wealth in a small town.

    But if some of your acquaintances are doing more than pie carts (those groovy little sideshows to the main event, namely, the stadium and its commercial kitchens), let’s hope they’re into “think big”, like they’re plotting the infrastructure frills to fly Branson’s planes in with rugger chaps, maestros and beauty queens of all genders for the stadium populace delight.

    When I think about “shells” at the stadium… for example, the kitchen areas to be dressed by incoming lessees …I wonder at the plight of said businesses. They will have to sell enough lunches to students each day to overcome the “nothingness shell” that will be the stadium itself.

    There’s the loss of rugby as anchor tenant (won’t happen unless DCC buys them in), loss of turf to plant disease or ‘show pony’ hooves (not talking equine friends), loss of major concerts (does U2 still use three 747s to move stage sets, they won’t come anyway)… and well, pretty much the loss of everything but mostly audiences, since the first one stopped by for the stadium’s opening ceremony (free lunches) but never came back (no more free lunches). Don’t forget Dunedin lost the international swim meets (great overlays to hire from across the world nowadays, just too darned hyper-expensive). Hell, one kilted lass doing the highland fling won’t bring business back, not to a shell, not to a clam.

    Yep. The stadium. Wrapping without the presents.

    Fun to think about though. Lots of stories in it for generations to pick over with incredulity – their inheritance, the stadium city that never transpired. Like that historic sketch of the airport to be sited in Otago Harbour. Poor foresight fooled us we had a vision.

    Remember how it “went”. The ETFE roof vaporised soon after opening, then there weren’t enough “events” at the pitch to keep the seagulls off. Yikes. How something so spectral collapsed so suddenly – the “hot air” ship, the stadium, our Titanic of the Sky.

    Not one mention of a storm surge or rising sea levels here.

  11. KGB

    Paul said
    Of course it’s a done deal, they have met all of the council’s requirements, it has passed all of the relevant environment court regulations. Of course it’s a done deal, thank god.

    What really needs to go on now is for all of the negative pressure to be converted to creative thinking as to how to milk every last dollar out of the possibilities that this venture will throw up to the public. I already know of 2 business students who are investigating a pie cart (caravan) to sell hot food to the 300 workers who will be frequenting the place.

    I’m beginning to agree with you Paul.
    I’ve been thinking about a business venture myself.
    It’s along the lines of a childrens birthday party game called “Pin the tail on the donkey”
    My new game will have a different twist to it because obviously I can’t exactly copy the original version of this game.
    So I will call this new game”A Donkey’s Tale”
    and there will be a choice of two heads,Jim Harland or Peter Chin.

  12. And here I was hoping that this might actually be funny. Please don’t take this the wrong way, don’t go into business. Cynicism and sarcasm is a poor footing for a business idea.

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