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Point - Counterpoint: The Single Source/Sole Source Equation

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“I’m literally trying to think through and just imagine what the possible justification for this could be. First of all, to do tens of millions of dollars in contracts without shopping around to get the best deal, and then secondly to keep that a secret. What possible justification can there be for that?” – Todd MacKay, Canadian Taxpayers Federation 

Above is just one of the many responses to Manitoba Hydro's recent decision to award a contract to a supplier through the utilization of what is known has an EOI or Expression of Interest. This of course raises the much larger question are single source and/or sole source contracts necessarily a bad thing, in which the taxpayer ends up paying a premium for services that would hjave been otherwise far less costly through a competitive bid process?

Today we discuss, and maybe even answer that question.

Lawsuit Update: A Campaign For Truth @ https://procureinsights.wordpress.com/2016/03/21/lawsuit-update-a-campaign-for-truth/