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Infrastructure Minister Glen Murray Pushes the Pause Button on AFPs, Bundling

September 27, 2013

The Ontario General Contractors Association recently sat down with Ontario Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Glen Murray for an exclusive, one-on-one discussion. During the conversation, Minister Murray addressed concerns that have been raised about the province’s construction services procurement process and some of the problems being caused by the recent trend towards bundling of projects, including the Eglinton Crosstown transit line. He highlighted an independent review being conducted on the successes and failures of Ontario’s AFP process, noting a full report is due out in October, 2013. Minister Murray also spoke about the need for innovation and what he envisions for the future. To read more about what was shared during the conversation, read the cover story of the latest edition of The Generals magazine (click here for your electronic copy) Video highlights from the one-on-one session can also be viewed below. In addition, OGCA President Clive Thurston, who is also chair of the Construction Design Alliance of Ontario, has this to say about the practice of bundling AFP projects:  

Minister Murray's comments:

Problems with AFPs and Project Bundling

AFP Process Review and Report

Innovation Is Key To Success

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