Luxury Pools completed the 3 pools under contract for the Lautoka Swimming Pool Project
The company awarded the contract by Lautoka City Council to build 3 pools as part of the Lautoka Swimming Pools project, Luxury Pools has completed the pools as per contract while the construction of the buildings is being carried out by another company as part of the Pool Center project are not yet completed.
Fijivillage, after clarification, has established that Luxury Pools completed the 25 meter pool in March 2019, they completed the children’s pool in May 2019 and the main 50 meter pool was completed in December 2019.
The contract to build 3 pools was $4.8 million VIP.
We have received information that there is still money to be paid to Luxury Pools after the pools have been completed.
The warranty and retention period for defects after completion for 6 months also ended in June 2020.
Fijivillage has also received information that the tenders for the construction of 3 pools and the installation of the filters have been tendered separately.
The Department of Commerce says the pool project is on hold as it is in the peer review process to thoroughly assess the value of the work carried out by each party with the payment made to date and outstanding payment claims, defects and any further processes/activities compare that are carried out during the construction phases.
The department’s Construction Department says a total of $6.49 million has been paid to the consultant and contractors to date.
The entity says Luxury Pool was paid a total of $4.4 million, while another company received a total of $1.28 million. It states that once the peer review report is complete, the necessary actions will be taken, which will be discussed with the relevant stakeholders to determine the outcome.
The CIU will await the outcome of the peer review report to comment on the future of this project.
The Department of Local Government previously said the cost had increased to $12.6 million from the $2 million budgeted amount.
Lautoka City Council Special Administrator Debra Sadranu terminated the contractor and project manager’s contracts last year due to a significant delay in the completion of the project.