Provincial procurement under the microscope
The voice of B.C.’s Open Shop construction industry will have a voice at provincial government’s new group tasked with helping renew B.C. the policies and guidelines and procurement and delivery of infrastructure projects. ICBA President Philip Hochstein will act as an advisor to the new government group.
ICBA will have plenty to add on the issue. In the past some of the concerns we’ve raised concerns include:
- Our founding issue of fair and open access to all government work,
- scope-creep at Partnerships B.C. seeing it wander, into more and more competition with the private sector
- A push toward design build rather than design-bid-build for school projects, and
- our successful work with BC Hydro to modernize the Crown corporation’s rules around its capital procurement.
ICBA will raise these issues and more at the table – all of it guided by our founding belief that all companies, regardless of affiliation, deserve an equal shot at the government work they help pay for as taxpayers.
We’ll keep you posted of any updates and progress as it happens.