Province addresses ‘unfair’ bidding process for government projects – Saskatoon

Province addresses ‘unfair’ bidding process for government projects - Saskatoon
Watch the video above: Cabinet shuffle puts spotlight on province’s procurement policiesSASKATOON – A group of Saskatchewan business owners have said other provinces are giving their companies competitive advantages when it comes to bidding on local government projects.Premier Brad Wall has tasked Saskatchewan’s Minister of Justice Gordon Wyant with establishing a new branch of SaskBuilds, Priority Saskatchewan, which aims to create a fairer bidding process.Saskatchewan’s largest steel fabrication company, Supreme Steel, has had to lay off 75 employees this spring.“There’s a lot of social impact of layoffs, it affects families,” said Ross Fraser, Supreme’s senior vice president.Fraser said there will always be an ebb and flow of layoffs in the construction industry, but he said there’s another important factor: companies like his...