Common ground being found with City tendering policy

Kalmar Construction Ltd. brought forward concerns in June about how the City was awarding tender policies to construction companies. Photo: Jessica Fedigan

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John has addressed the concerns brought forward by Kalmar Construction Ltd. when it comes to the tendering policies of the City.

On June 27th, Kalmar construction and the Northern Regional Construction Association brought forward numerous issues they had with the way tenders were being awarded.

The City later said that they were within legal rights when it came to the way tenders were being approved.

Yesterday, the City presented that they have had very productive discussions with the NRCA since then.

In total, there were 9 questions that were brought forward by Kalmar Construction Ltd. The City has given a detailed response to each question. You can find the questions as well as answers here.

The City says there is no need currently to change the current policies as they have been effective.

In addition, Wally Ferris will be attending the NRCA conference in the fall.

“The General Manager of Community Services will be attending the NRCA one day conference on government procurement practices on October 14th in Prince George.”

At a meeting held on August 10th, the City asked the NRCA and everyone else that was present if the questions they wanted addressed had been fully answered. The City said everyone agreed that all questions had been answered.