In July of 2003, the Newman family generously donated their 6.6 hectare farm to the District of Central Saanich for use as public parkland. The Newman Farm has a special history, having remained in family ownership as a subsistence farm without the benefit of modern conveniences for most of the 20th Century. In addition, seven of the farm’s fifteen buildings have received municipal heritage designation. Central Saanich has taken initial steps to stabilize the buildings on site and address immediate safety and security issues.
In April 2017, the District was fortunate to receive a Province of BC, Celebrating BC Canada 150 Grant for funds towards restoring historic Newman Farmhouse. We have issued an RFQ for this work.
REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS
Responses to this Request For Quotations (RFQ), clearly marked as “Newman Farmhouse Restoration - RFQ#2017-002”, will be received by the District of Central Saanich at their offices located at 1903 Mount Newton Cross Road, Saanichton, British Columbia, V8M 2A9, or by electronic submission received as email, until 4:00 p.m. (local time) on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.
The works constructed under this contract generally include:
• Repair of a two-storey, gable roofed, wood-framed building (built in 1905), to address deterioration of the log and timber foundation elements, improvements to secondary bracing and timber connections, and restoration of skirting boards enclosing the crawl space.