SNC-Lavalin failed to meet technical threshold for $1.6B LRT contract: sources

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By Joanne Chianello, CBC News Ottawa, March 22, 2019

SNC-Lavalin won the $1.6-billion contract to extend and maintain Ottawa's north-south LRT line even though it didn't achieve the minimum technical score to qualify for the project — a threshold its competitors met easily, CBC News has learned.

The Montreal-based company beat out two other consortia to extend the Trillium Line from Greenboro into Riverside South, a decision cemented with a 19-3 vote by Ottawa city council on March 6.

However, sources with direct knowledge of the Stage 2 evaluation process told CBC that SNC-Lavalin failed to achieve the minimum technical score of 70 per cent, a requirement set out in publicly available documents.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/snc-lavalin-did-not-score-70-per-cent-minimum-lrt2-1.5064746