Promoting a Flourishing Society

Hiding in Plain Sight: Evaluating Closed Tendering in Construction Markets

September 9, 2014

Ontario is faced with huge deficits and a debt that will hamper the province’s long-term economic prospects. In the face of this dire situation, Ontario’s government is turning over stones to find savings for the provincial budget. While many will focus on the need to make cuts in order to achieve this goal, there is a way to achieve significant savings in Ontario hiding in plain sight: opening up public construction procurement to competitive bidding.

Program director Brian Dijkema and lead author Stephen Bauld introduce the paper and its importance: video (1:30).