Proposed open tendering legislation comes down to a matter of fairness

December 13, 2018
Daily Commercial News

The introduction of a bill by the Ontario government that would make tendering on publicly-funded construction contracts open to all qualified companies is drawing mixed reviews from the construction industry, with both sides agreeing it all comes down to one issue: fairness. 

Research conducted by Cardus in 2018 showed that up to $2.5 billion worth of municipal construction work in Ontario each year is subject to construction labour monopolies.