Recommendation report regarding a snow transport subcontract, filed on October 22, 2019
Attempted fraud on the part of a snow transportation subcontractor, Entreprise Sylvain Choquette Inc. When the truck’s dump box was measured, wood panels were added and then removed during transport operations. As a result, the measured volume was increased and, by extension, the hourly rate to be charged, as this measure determines the rate paid by the City for the transportation of snow. This scheme resulted in the recommendation of a five-year declara...
Report and recommendation concerning public call for proposals 1111368002, filed on September 12, 2014
Several irregularities were noted in the sale process for a property in Old Montréal following a first call for proposals in 2005, subsequent negotiations in 2008 and 2009 and the second public call for proposals in 2012. Certain best practices were not followed, particularly due to the presence of members of the technical subcommittee at the selection committee’s deliberations during the second call for proposals. It was recommended that the second cal...
Call for tenders – Purchase of a snowblower in the Verdun borough, filed on August 18, 2014
The technical specifications in the contract documents limited the competition to two suppliers and reproduced errors from a previous call for tenders that were not corrected, one of which contributed to the withdrawal of one of the parties that obtained the tender documents. The absence of key City personnel during the tender period prevented the evaluation of products proposed by two suppliers for the purpose of an addendum. It was recommended that the c...