Department of Education Media Release
6 November 2012
Education Department Deputy Secretary Andrew Finch said today that the recommendation to offer Vic State Demolition the tender to demolish the former Rocherlea Primary School followed the Government’s Procurement Policy and offered the best value for money.
Mr Finch said the Evaluation Panel assessed all submissions against the Tender Evaluation Criteria and the company met all the criteria to the highest standard.
“A key aspect of the demolition works will be the capacity to recycle building materials and minimisation of waste to landfill.
“Vic State Demolition has a history of undertaking demolition works in the Tasmania and have confirmed that a local civil company is being used for concrete crushing and local labour is being employed on the project,” he said.
Mr Finch said that Vic State Demolition has also confirmed its intention to use other local resources where possible.
“In the meantime, the property has been removed from the market while the demolition occurs and will be readvertised by the Department of Treasury and Finance on completion of the project.
“It is expected that the demolition works will be completed by the end of December 2012,” Mr Finch said.