PROBLEMS WITH RESTRICTED TENDERING
This report by the CARDUS thinktank, questions whether CBAs, as currently evolving, are truly instruments that promote fairness, equality of opportunity, and broad stakeholder understanding and cooperation, or whether they…
The empirical results of this paper, which compiles bidding data from a variety of Ontario municipalities over time, suggest that restricting tendering to a select group of firms on the…
In 2012 Cardus released its Construction Competitiveness Monitor. …. the ability of contractors tobid on a contract is categorically restricted, such as when the procurement …. historical casestudies show that a greater number of bidders ….. overpaying for its construction projects by as much…
Closed tendering remains an ongoing challenge for Ontario municipalities that are struggling to build and maintain the infrastructure that serves its citizens in their daily lives, and that is necessary…
Special union deals are costly to taxpayers.
Poll finds British Columbians oppose restrictive labour agreements that inflate cost of public infrastructure projects.
Waterloo Region’s construction bidding process unfair and uneconomic.
Cost overruns far more likely with “state-owned” infrastructure projects, with specific analysis of Vancouver Island Highway project.
PROBLEMS WITH PAST RESTRICTED PROJECTS
Ministry review would help ensure more cost-effective planning and design.
Project labour costs under the HCL agreement approximately 37.6% higher.
PROBLEMS WITH CORRUPTION AND COLLUSION
City of Toronto vulnerable to inflated prices and bid rigging by contractors.
Findings that the Government should move quickly on Charbonneau recommendations.
Corruption widespread in Quebec construction industry.