DAY 9 … ‘20 for 2020’. Bids submitted to build future ferries will include not just the lowest submission that meets structural requirements, but will also include the financial benefits of building in BC
With that in mind then, and knowing that BC Ferries is a semi-autonomous entity owned by the provincial government, here is number nine:
A review of bids submitted to build any future ferries (Request for Proposals) will include not just the lowest submission that meets requirements, but will also include the financial benefits of building in British Columbia. These will include the number of jobs created, taxes and revenues generated from them, the benefits of additional manufacturing which would be done in BC, new company starts, monies generated to the government from spin-off jobs, as well as any and all additional financial benefits.
YES … I know we had the Fast-Cat scandal in the late 90's under the NDP government of Premier Glen Clark … AND YES, we now have the current NDP governments much criticized Community Benefits Agreement program.
That's it for today. Just a reminder that if you have missed any of the previous ideas and suggestions, from “20 for 2020”, you can catch up at the following links: