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Mayor puts Biodôme project on ice after contract bids come in at double the estimate

Mayor Denis Coderre has cancelled a large contract to renovate the Biodôme for Montreal’s 375th anniversary after the bids came in at more than double an estimate of $14.2 million for the work. 872 more words

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Public Sector Construction – Getting better all the time

The Public Sector is providing more and more contracts for Construction sector suppliers. Although times were tough for the industry following the recession, things have rebounded and opportunities have never looked better for suppliers and contractors working with the Public Sector. 265 more words

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What's in a losing bid? Montreal, city contractors want to keep that secret

Take a construction company’s prices for a tonne of gravel and a tonne of concrete plus what it pays to rent and transport its equipment, and you’ve got a formula that’s as vital to keep secret as the recipe for Coca-Cola. 3,246 more words

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Remember Remember Your Tenders in November!

Alone with his thoughts in the dank cellar below the House of Lords, Guy Fawkes imagined the display of pageantry that would occur above him when King James I arrived later that day for the State Opening of Parliament. 578 more words

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Quebec launches voluntary repayment program to recoup money from companies that defrauded taxpayers

Two months before the Charbonneau Commission submits it report on collusion and corruption in the construction industry, Quebec has launched a program to try to recoup millions of dollars from companies that defrauded taxpayers over the past 20 years. 618 more words

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City unveils program that could bar contractors for shoddy work

Starting next month, contractors who have done shoddy work for Montreal can be barred from getting future city contracts.

“If you have a contractor that has done a bad job installing a bathroom in your house, you don’t hire that contractor again,” said Dimitrios Jim Beis, the executive committee member in charge of public contracts. 593 more words

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