“A policy for screening contractors needs more teeth, according to a regional councillor who says it could be costing taxpayers cash.
Region of Waterloo Coun. Sean Strickland wants changes to the region’s screening policy for contractors to keep projects on budget and on schedule.
“It’s costing us $2 million, it’s late,” Strickland said. “We spend a lot of money on construction, we spend a lot of money on capital projects, and we need to make sure we’re getting the best value.”
Delays on the $108-million upgrade will cost about $2 million extra, most of which won’t be covered by the treatment plant project’s existing budget.
For the Waterloo waste water treatment plant, the general contractor was screened, but the subcontractors were not.”