Quebec Auditor General asked to investigate university P3s
Rising costs, untendered contracts raise red flags.
June 1, 2009 — Backed by a new report on campus privatization, CUPE is calling on Quebec's auditor general to investigate university P3s.
The study, produced by the Institut de recherche en économie contemporaine (IREC), found the cost of a P3 development on Université du Québec à Rimouski's (UQAR) Lévis campus has risen from $25 million to $80.5 million. The IREC study raises other issues, revealing that at least two contracts for the campus - totaling $500,000 - were awarded without tender on the sole recommendation of the private developer, Groupe AMT...
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Quebec auditor general must investigate campus P3s, by CUPE, June 1, 2009
Posted: June 06, 2009
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