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

March 10, 2016


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 […]

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

March 8, 2016


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: The Manitoba PC Party’s opportunistic use of social media should be applauded. […]

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

March 3, 2016


“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 […]

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

March 1, 2016


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 […]