City staff won't confirm whether SNC-Lavalin met technical requirements for LRT Phase 2

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.

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