Earlier, we reported the premier's innovation and excellence awards - which cost at least $92,856.33 this past year - would be "undergoing a significant expansion in 2007/08." At the time, the provincial government couldn't say how much that expansion would cost. But here's a hint. According to a request for proposal amendment posted on BC Bid, the Campbell administration will be budgeting between $100,000 and $150,000 for the video production services component of the event. By comparison, those production service cost $55,030.99 for the last awards ceremony.
November 5, 2007