Construction firm sues N.L. health authority over handling of two tenders

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador's largest health authority is being sued over its handling of two tenders the plaintiff contractor had valued at almost $10 million.
Olympic Construction filed a statement of claim against the Eastern Health Authority in Supreme Court Aug. 13.
The suit actually makes two claims -one regarding a 2007 tender for an extension to the Caribou Pavilion and another from earlier this summer concerning a bid for a gynecology suite relocation at the Janeway.
On the pavilion claim, Olympic says its $3,003,692 bid wasn't the lowest, but it was the only one that complied with the tender and all other bidders were disqualified.
Olympic says it was advised the project would be re-tendered, and that it eventually went to another firm.
Regarding the second claim, Olympic says it put in the lowest bid at $6,725,458.87, but was told it was disqualified because it hadn't attended a mandatory meeting.

Organizations: Eastern Health Authority, Supreme Court, Janeway

Geographic location: ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland and Labrador

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