Former police services division deputy director Judy Reykdal has been directly awarded a seven-month policy/research consultant contract worth up to $120,000. According to a notice posted on BC Bid last week, Ms. Reykdal will be advising government as it renegotiates its agreement with the Mounties to provide provincial police services. She was chosen for that contract "based on superior knowledge acquired from over 20 years of direct experience managing the RCMP contract in BC." The government didn't tender her contract because an open bidding process could "compromise government confidentiality," as well as interfere with "the ministry's ability to maintain security or order or to protect human life or health." The following is a complete copy of the aforementioned notice.
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND SOLICITOR GENERAL
NOTICE OF INTENT
TO DIRECT AWARD A CONTRACT
Notice is hereby given by the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General of its intent to direct award a Policy/Research Consultant contract for the following work/service:
The Provincial Police Services Agreement between BC and Canada expires in 2012. Negotiations are underway to renew a 20 year contract which will continue the RCMP as the provincial police force. Based on superior knowledge acquired from over 20 years of direct experience managing the RCMP contract in BC and by conducting research, the contractor will provide expert advice to the Province to inform the Province's positions, strategies and processes during the negotiations. The contractor will be instrumental to the Province successfully achieving its goals in the complex multi-staged negotiations. The contractor will conduct research, write policy position papers, analyze proposals and formulate the Province's approach in renewing the contract.
to be carried out by Judy Reykdal, 2216 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V6K 1S3. The contract will not exceed a value of $112,000.00 and the term is expected to be from August 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010.
The Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General has chosen not to tender the contemplated contract for the following reason(s):
1. A competitive process would interfere with the ministry's ability to maintain security or order or to protect human life or health; and
2. The acquisition is of a confidential or privileged nature and disclosure through an open bidding process could reasonably be expected to compromise government confidentiality.
Vendors wishing to object to this decision should FAX a letter of objection by 2:00 p.m. on July 23, 2009 to:
Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General
Policing and Community Safety Branch
PO Box 9285 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC V8W 9J7
Attention: Mark Tatchell
Fax Number: (250) 356-7747