M I Wakefield
2019-03-22 13:32:34 UTC
SNC-Lavalin failed to meet technical threshold for $1.6B LRT contract:
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.