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Manitoba Hydro Single Source “Controversy”: A Time For Answers Over Headlines

March 10, 2016

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There is an old saying that “a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.” However, I believe that the real danger is in the inability or unwillingness to ask the right questions. Take for example the recent CBC News headline regarding the Manitoba Hydro deal with Tetra Tech. Under a suggestively accusatory $85M contract with Manitoba Hydro was […]

The $85 Million Manitoba Hydro Contract Controversy: A Case Of Looking For Phantom Monsters Under The Bed?

March 1, 2016

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Earlier today, an old friend from Winnipeg posted a CBC News article on Facebook titled “$85M contract with Manitoba Hydro was not tendered” with the sub-title “Manitoba Hydro says contract was justified, but won’t say why for competitive reasons.” Based on a cursory view of the above headline, one might be inclined to jump to […]

Manitoba PC Party Throwing Rocks From Glass House RE Untendered Hydro Deal?

March 8, 2016

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Today it was revealed that a $85 million contract with Manitoba Hydro was not tendered. This is happening too often. Our Open Government Initiative will ensure that untendered contracts are truly the exception and are used only in exceptional circumstances. Sign your support:http://www.pcmanitoba.com/open_government The Manitoba PC Party’s opportunistic use of social media should be applauded. […]

Why An EOI? Hydro Provides A Simple Answer

March 21, 2016

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In my last post What’s An EOI? More Insights From Hydro on the $85M Controversy, I shared with you the answers I received from Hydro regarding the EOI process they used to enter into an $85M agreement with Tetra Tech. Based on my research relating to the use of EOI’s or Expression of Interest, I also provided additional […]

What’s An EOI? More Insights From Hydro on the $85M Controversy

March 17, 2016

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In my March 10th post Manitoba Hydro Single Source “Controversy”: A Time For Answers Over Headlines, I had indicated that I had two questions for which I would seek an answer from Hydro. With my first question, I had asked for further clarification regarding the debriefing process for the unsuccessful bidders. I wrote that this was important, because a […]

Is Military Procurement Really Broken?

July 26, 2017

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July has been an “active” month it seems regarding the calling out of military procurement in Canada. With tantalizing headlines such as Botched procurement delays inflatable boats for military and After years of missteps, Canadian military officials hope procurement now on track, it is likely that most people have already concluded that our taxpayer dollars are being […]

The Year That Was, And The Year That Will Be – NIGP & SciQuest Update

April 4, 2017

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Even though we are past the first quarter in 2017, there are still some notable stories from 2016 that need to be wrapped up. For example, 2016 was the first year that this blog was sponsor free. There was also the SciQuest lawsuit that began in 2015, as well as the continuing investigation surrounding NIGP #CodeGate, both […]

Do single-source contracts really increase the risk of impropriety in procurement?

March 3, 2016

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“Untendered contracts increase the risk of impropriety in procurement,” Ricard said, describing single-source contracts as a type of  “higher risk” transaction. – from March 1st, 2015 CBC New article $85M contract with Manitoba Hydro was not tendered While Provincial auditor general Norm Ricard acknowledged that he had not evaluated the $85 million contract between Manitoba Hydro and Tetra […]