By Jason White, 1310 News, March 7, 2019
As Ottawa city council approved $4.2 billion in contracts for the second phase of light rail, one councillor suggested that one of the winning bidders -- SNC-Lavalin -- hadn't met the minimum technical requirements.
"Did all of the bidders achieve the 70 per cent threshold in the technical scoring?" Gloucester-Southgate Councillor Diane Deans asked staff, during Wednesday's meeting.
Each of the bids were scored by a team of experts hired by the city but the city's lawyers and staff refused to release the bidders' scores, citing confidentiality rules in the bid process.https://www.ottawamatters.com/local-news/city-staff-wont-confirm-whether-snc-lavalin-met-technical-requirements-for-lrt-phase-2-1309315