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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]