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of the Saskatchewan Heavy
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Growing Pains SHANTEL LIPP, PRESIDENT, SHCA
Patience is a learned skill.
It’s a word and an action that
may not be the most popu-lar
within our industry at the moment,
especially where the Government of
Saskatchewan’s new tender procurement
process is concerned.
We know that practising patience be-comes
increasingly difficult when steady
employment and wages are hanging in the
balance. However, now is not a time to panic.
Let’s keep in mind that most new pro-cesses
and procedures will have kinks that
need to be ironed out before they run as ef-ficiently
as planned. We also must be re-minded
that any frustration or confusion
being felt as a result is not the intention of
any new plan.
Clearly, there are concerns already being
voiced from within our industry. Those con-cerns
have been heard.
The Saskatchewan Heavy Construction
Association is working with Priority
Saskatchewan and the Ministry of
Highway’s executive team to work through
these early issues.
When it comes to the submission pro-cedure
for tenders, SHCA plans to offer
training on what is required to successfully
submit these tenders and all applicable in-formation
that is to be included.
We should be reminded that earlier this
year our provincial government invested
more than $800 million in roads and high-ways.
A healthy and thriving economy and
growth within the business community re-lies
heavily on an efficient network of roads
and highways. That’s where our industry
comes into play.
It is our hope that our government will
again listen to our concerns about the
procurement process and it how affects
Let’s remember that the Ministry of
Highways is in a tight spot with these late
tenders, as it has been presented with myri-ad
issues it has never had to deal with prior
to this new system.
It’s important to note that despite early
challenges, we’re confident that best value
will benefit the Saskatchewan industry in
the longer term.
“Let’s remember that the
Ministry of Highways is
in a tight spot with these
late tenders, as it has been
presented with myriad issues
it has never had to deal with
prior to this new system.”
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