Contractor banned from City of Hamilton projects for one year

News Jan 25, 2019 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

The contractor for the ongoing J.L. Grightmire Arena addition — and previously delayed Dundas library branch renovation — is banned from working on new projects for the City of Hamilton for a year.

City councillors passed three recommendations from the audit, finance and administration committee originally approved by committee in December then deferred by city council to give a Century Group Inc. representative a chance to address committee members.

With final approval by full council on Wednesday, Jan. 23, the three recommendations were released to the public — but the rest of the staff report remains confidential.

The committee and council passed a recommendation keeping the report secret, but it’s not clear why. Neither city councillors nor city staff, nor spokespeople contacted afterwards, identified an exemption under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for doing so.

Hamilton Community News has filed a Municipal Freedom of Information request for the report.

The decision includes an interim ban on Century Group Inc. or any related entities from competing for or being awarded any city contract up to and including Dec. 19, 2019,  due to "the impairment of the commercial relationship" between the city and Century Group.

During that period, procurement staff are directed to reject any current and future bids, proposals or quotations from Century Group, and the city will not enter into any contracts with the company.

The addition and renovation at Grightmire Arena is more than four months past its original completion deadline, with no new completion target in sight.

Some completed construction has to be reopened in order to fix problems Century Group blames on the project’s design. The city and contractor do not know when the work might be completed.

 

Contractor banned from City of Hamilton projects for one year

Century Group can't submit bids until after Dec. 19, 2019

News Jan 25, 2019 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

The contractor for the ongoing J.L. Grightmire Arena addition — and previously delayed Dundas library branch renovation — is banned from working on new projects for the City of Hamilton for a year.

City councillors passed three recommendations from the audit, finance and administration committee originally approved by committee in December then deferred by city council to give a Century Group Inc. representative a chance to address committee members.

With final approval by full council on Wednesday, Jan. 23, the three recommendations were released to the public — but the rest of the staff report remains confidential.

The committee and council passed a recommendation keeping the report secret, but it’s not clear why. Neither city councillors nor city staff, nor spokespeople contacted afterwards, identified an exemption under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for doing so.

."..due to the impairment of the commercial relationship between the City of Hamilton and Century Group Inc., an interim ban be imposed upon Century Group Inc. ... until and including December 19, 2019."
City of Hamilton resolution

Hamilton Community News has filed a Municipal Freedom of Information request for the report.

The decision includes an interim ban on Century Group Inc. or any related entities from competing for or being awarded any city contract up to and including Dec. 19, 2019,  due to "the impairment of the commercial relationship" between the city and Century Group.

During that period, procurement staff are directed to reject any current and future bids, proposals or quotations from Century Group, and the city will not enter into any contracts with the company.

The addition and renovation at Grightmire Arena is more than four months past its original completion deadline, with no new completion target in sight.

Some completed construction has to be reopened in order to fix problems Century Group blames on the project’s design. The city and contractor do not know when the work might be completed.

 

Contractor banned from City of Hamilton projects for one year

Century Group can't submit bids until after Dec. 19, 2019

News Jan 25, 2019 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

The contractor for the ongoing J.L. Grightmire Arena addition — and previously delayed Dundas library branch renovation — is banned from working on new projects for the City of Hamilton for a year.

City councillors passed three recommendations from the audit, finance and administration committee originally approved by committee in December then deferred by city council to give a Century Group Inc. representative a chance to address committee members.

With final approval by full council on Wednesday, Jan. 23, the three recommendations were released to the public — but the rest of the staff report remains confidential.

The committee and council passed a recommendation keeping the report secret, but it’s not clear why. Neither city councillors nor city staff, nor spokespeople contacted afterwards, identified an exemption under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for doing so.

."..due to the impairment of the commercial relationship between the City of Hamilton and Century Group Inc., an interim ban be imposed upon Century Group Inc. ... until and including December 19, 2019."
City of Hamilton resolution

Hamilton Community News has filed a Municipal Freedom of Information request for the report.

The decision includes an interim ban on Century Group Inc. or any related entities from competing for or being awarded any city contract up to and including Dec. 19, 2019,  due to "the impairment of the commercial relationship" between the city and Century Group.

During that period, procurement staff are directed to reject any current and future bids, proposals or quotations from Century Group, and the city will not enter into any contracts with the company.

The addition and renovation at Grightmire Arena is more than four months past its original completion deadline, with no new completion target in sight.

Some completed construction has to be reopened in order to fix problems Century Group blames on the project’s design. The city and contractor do not know when the work might be completed.