30M judgment for unfair bidding process OTTAWA A scathing legal judgment has found the federal government improperly awarded multibillion dollar contracts in 2002 and 2004, turning a blind eye as the winning bidder used "insider knowledge" and a cozy relationship with evaluators to enrich itself.
What Annis described as "an unhealthy environment where personnel involved in the administration of relocation programs developed too close a relationship with (Royal LePage)" marred the process and the government re tendered the contracts in 2004. Royal LePage won again. That process was also a sham, Annis reasoned. To encourage so called transferees to rent out their old homes instead of selling them which was cheaper for the feds the government offered property shop kate spade canada management services. Contract bidders had to include quotes for these services, which the government estimated would be required for 7,200 moves each year. In fact, from 1999 to 2005, only 183 of 81,000 moves required these services. As incumbent bidders, Royal LePage knew the true numbers and bid $0 for this component, effectively proposing free property management services. Envoy, however, used the numbers provided in the request for proposal (RFP), boosting its bid by deals on kate spade bags $42 million. "Like so much in this lawsuit, no explanation was ever provided for the remarkable disparity in PMS (property management services) volumes by a factor of approximately 250 times," Annis wrote. "I find that the differential is accounted for by (Royal LePage) using its insider knowledge of the actual PMS volumes." (Despite Royal LePage's $0 bid, the trial heard that Royal LePage charged transferees for property management services anyway.) The skewed numbers were used in the 2002 and 2004 bidding processes. "Indeed, the fact that the same PMS provisions kate spade latest handbags were allowed to be tendered again in the 2004 RFP is one of the main foundations for a finding of liability against the Crown," Annis wrote.
The most recent relocation contracts were awarded in 2009. Royal LePage now known kat3 spade as Brookfield Global Relocation Services won again. OTTAWA A scathing legal judgment has found the federal government improperly awarded multibillion dollar contracts in 2002 and 2004, turning a blind eye as the winning bidder used "insider knowledge" and a cozy relationship with evaluators to enrich itself.