1. PROBLEMS WITH RESTRICTED TENDERING
2. PROBLEMS WITH PAST RESTRICTED PROJECTS
3. PROBLEMS WITH CORRUPTION AND COLLUSION
PROBLEMS WITH RESTRICTED TENDERING
Community Benefits Agreements: Toward a Fair, Open, and Inclusive Framework for Canada
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…
Cardus: Up, Up, and Away
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…
Cardus: Hiding in Plain Sight
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…
Cardus: Shortchanging Ontario’s Cities
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…
Cardus: Skimming off the Top
Special union deals are costly to taxpayers.
Mainstreet Public Opinion Poll: Infrastructure Spending and Project Labour Agreements
Poll finds British Columbians oppose restrictive labour agreements that inflate cost of public infrastructure projects.
Cardus: No Longer the Best: The Effects of Restrictive Tendering on the Region of Waterloo
Waterloo Region’s construction bidding process unfair and uneconomic.
Sauders School of Business: Cost Overruns Risk Analysis in Transportation Infrastructure Investments
Cost overruns far more likely with “state-owned” infrastructure projects, with specific analysis of Vancouver Island Highway project.
PROBLEMS WITH PAST RESTRICTED PROJECTS
Office of the Auditor General: Vancouver Island Highway Project: Planning and Design
Ministry review would help ensure more cost-effective planning and design.
BDO Dunwoody: Cost Impact Analysis of the Vancouver Island Highway Collective Agreement
Project labour costs under the HCL agreement approximately 37.6% higher.
PROBLEMS WITH CORRUPTION AND COLLUSION
City of Toronto: Detection of Warning Signs for Potential Bid Rigging Should be Strengthened
City of Toronto vulnerable to inflated prices and bid rigging by contractors.
Borden Ladner Gervais: Charbonneau Commission Report
Findings that the Government should move quickly on Charbonneau recommendations.
Commission of Inquiry: Charbonneau Report
Corruption widespread in Quebec construction industry.