Well, well, well.
What do know....
The Clarklandians will not release any information on the 'losing' bids for the Site C construction lead project.
Nelson Bennett of BIV has the story. Here is his lede:
On November 25, 2015, BC Hydro announced it had awarded a main contract for the construction of $9 billion Site C dam to a consortium called Peace River Hydro Partners (PRHP).
The consortium includes ACCIONA Infrastructure Canada Inc., Petrowest Corp. and Samsung C&T Canada Ltd.
It was one of four companies and consortiums that had been shortlisted in the bidding process.
BC Hydro did not give an exact number for what the contract was worth, but ballparked it at more than $1.5 billion. On December 25, 2015, it put the value of the contract at “approximately” $1.75 billion.
But was that the lowest bid?
When asked that question, BC Hydro refused to answer. And in a response to a freedom of information request filed on November 26, 2015 by Business in Vancouver, the B.C. government continues to refuse to answer the question...
And, of course, the BC Rail bidding process was never, ever the template for this kind of stuff.
Speaking of GordCo, Inc., the following is something just a wee bit interesting from the non-censored part of BIV's FOI haul:
...One email from BC Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald on November 16, 2015, suggests there was a bit of a rush to finalize and announce the awarding of the contract.
“There is a very tight timeframe for an announcement of this award,” McDonald writes in an email. That urgency is not explained as the following sentences are redacted...
Too bad they missed that October 19th deadline, eh?
Interestingly, one of the partners in the Peace River Hydro Partners consortium that 'won' the bid, Petrowest, is in a wee bit of financial trouble as was recently reported by the Alaska Highway News' Jonny Wakefield...Guess the fine folks of Clarklandia in general and Ms. McDonald specifically, missed that one in their rush to announce the 'winner'...