Update on contract award for Daniel J. MacDonald Building


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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, May 12, 2023 – On April 28, 2023, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) awarded a $93.1 million contract to Pomerleau Inc. for construction services related to the modernization of the Daniel J. MacDonald Building in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

A contract for these services had been previously awarded to EllisDon Corporation on February 17, 2023, following a competitive procurement process. That contract was subsequently terminated after PSPC determined that the department had inadvertently and unknowingly erred during the procurement process. The error resulted in Pomerleau Inc.’s bid being incorrectly considered non-compliant.

The bid submitted by Pomerleau Inc. meets all the requirements of the procurement, presenting the highest combined rating for the Indigenous Participation Plan and price, as required under the solicitation.

PSPC and Pomerleau Inc. will work to begin construction activities as soon as possible. Construction is still expected to be completed in 2026.

PSPC has initiated an internal review to identify potential improvements that can be made to its policies and procedures in order to prevent a similar situation from occurring in the future. 

The Government of Canada is firmly committed to maintaining the integrity of its procurement processes.

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