Site C will be the third dam and generating station on the Peace River in northeast B.C. The project will provide 1,100 megawatts of capacity and about 5,100 gigawatt hours of energy each year to the province’s integrated electricity system.
Located in the City of Campbell River, the John Hart Generating Station has been in operation since 1947. The facility is currently being upgraded to ensure the station continues to deliver clean energy for years to come. Construction is expected to be completed in 2018/2019.
These mega projects included the design, procurement and construction of multiple major civil, structural and mechanical components over an extended period, involving thousands of workers and billions of dollars in capital cost.
Choosing the right parties to perform fairness monitoring was critical and our services were engaged to maximize that prospect.
Our services were retained as an independent Fairness Monitor to avoid any appearance of unfairness in the procurement process. Our task was to monitor all communications between the project sponsor (BC Hydro) and the Proponents responding to both a Request for Qualifications and a Request for Proposals, and to review all correspondence between BC Hydro and the Project Evaluation Team. Additionally, we reviewed all procurement documents and contracts, attended all Collaborative and Evaluation meetings, and briefed Evaluators, the Project Team and the Proponents on fairness principles and the importance of compliance.
We reviewed all procurement documents and contracts, attended all Collaborative and Evaluation meetings, and briefed Evaluators, the Project Team and the Proponents on fairness principles and the importance of compliance.
The Project Sponsor and the Project Team and Proponents were keenly aware of our involvement as Fairness Monitor and our participation in each step of the procurement process. We were consulted by both the Project Team and the Proponents to resolve perceived fairness issues as they arose, without impacting the close relationship between the Project Sponsor and Proponents.
After two years of procurement activity, all potential and real fairness issues were resolved without any lingering concern and without any threat of the process being set aside due to bias, lack of transparency or general unfairness.
More information about the Site C Clean Energy Project can be found on the official project website.