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July 10, 2017

ADCO senior project manager grant Chipperfield atop the Shepparton Law Courts.

Works inside the new Shepparton Law Courts, currently under construction.

We welcome local

- Grant Chipperfield, senior project manager, ADCO Constructions

I write in response to a letter to the editor published on June 8 from the Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovel in which she references a tender for the installation of blinds at the Shepparton Law Courts, a development ADCO Constructions is delivering.

ADCO Constructions is committed to supporting local communities and businesses and has a stringent tendering policy to ensure local businesses and contractors are provided with an opportunity to tender for projects.

More than 60 per cent of tenders for the Shepparton Law Courts development have been awarded locally.

We also locally employ a number of management and labour staff.

Our tendering process includes advertising tenders in newspapers, BidContender and through ICN (industry capability network) to invite businesses/contractors to tender for the work.

An important consideration in awarding the work is the ability for the business to offer quality, value-for-money services that meet commercial terms and conditions (ie relevant insurances and compliance with OH&S requirements).

This approach was applied to the tender for the purchase and install of automated blinds at the Shepparton Law Courts.

Unfortunately, no local companies expressed interest in participating in this tender at the time.

Moving forward, there are a number of tenders still available at the Shepparton Law Courts.

This includes landscaping, builders cleaning, and painting.

We invite local contractors to register their interest for this work.

Please phone our head office on 98321400 and you will be directed to the project team.

Instinct to reproduce

- Jiri Kolenaty, Rushworth

We are just a small, transitory link in a long human chain.

The time that we are given to live is relatively short.

We are mortal, but our genes go on living in our children.

If we make any noteworthy contributions, they may become recorded in the annals of history.

As a rule we have little time to worry about the distant future, we are busy coping with the present life.

We keep going along with the main stream, not knowing where it is heading.

To make sure that human race does not become extinct, nature has provided us with a strong instinct to reproduce.

We have learned how to control it to some extent, but are not able to master it completely.

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