Following the Fort McMurray
CCA Meetings, the CIC (Civil Infrastructure Council)/CICC agreed to fund a
court challenge of the City of Burnaby’s use of reprisal clauses against a
contractor. The basis of the challenge is the Constitutionality of these
clauses, though to proceed, they need to provide affidavits from contractors that have chosen to abandon their claims (or settled for less)
because of the chilling effect of being blacklisted pursuant to a Reprisal
Clause in tender documents.
The matter is relatively urgent as the lawyers
need to finalize their written arguments by March 24, 2017. To support
this deadline, they would need affidavits by no later than Monday, March 13,
firm has been directly impacted by reprisal clauses and you wish to assist with
this endeavour, please send your comments to Bill Ferreira at CCA (email@example.com).
contractors in the engineering and construction industry increasingly
outsource particular logistics tasks to subcontractors. However, it remains
unclear which criteria determine the selection of a
particular logistics subcontractor.
To gain an in-depth understanding of
this important decision, the University of Cologne (Germany) is
inviting project managers from general contractors in the engineering and
construction industry to participate in an international survey.
questionnaire only takes about 7-10 minutes
to complete and is fully anonymous.
Participants of the study will receive
an executive summary of the results.
The survey can be accessed (until
April 16) via the following link: https://ww2.unipark.de/uc/logistics-subcontracting/