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Bridge maintenance: Quebec ‘takes note’ of devastating AMP report

Bridge maintenance: Quebec ‘takes note’ of devastating AMP report

Brief response: This is how the Ministry of Transport and Sustainable Mobility reacted to the investigation report published by the Public Procurement Authority (AMP) a week ago, which revealed numerous negligence by the Ministry in the maintenance of key infrastructure in Quebec, in particular the Pierre Laporte Bridge and the Pont-Louis Tunnel. Hippolyte La Fontaine.

How does the Ministry receive this report? When does he intend to submit his business plan? These questions, posed by Radio-Canada on the same day the report was submitted, last November 1, have so far received only a few words in response, after two reminders to… Extended.

The Ministry takes note of the report of the Public Procurement Authority (Ampere) and reiterates the importance it attaches to sound contractual management.

However, additional exchanges must be made withAmpereThe ministry adds that it is continuing Its commitment to adopting recognized best practices [en matière] Contract Management.

AMP report reveals negligence in maintenance of Montreal’s Louis-Hippolyte-Lafontaine Bridge Tunnel.

Photo: Radio-Canada/Ivanoh Demers

After three years of investigation, hundreds of meetings, and analysis of more than 2,500 contracts, the team of investigators was able to…Ampere The company handed over a 135-page document revealing serious deficiencies in contract awarding and management Extended.

to’Ampere It is proposed that the Ministry develop an action plan within six months Submit a progress report on the plan to the Deputy Minister every three months, explaining any notable deviations or delays.

This is the first in a series of recommendations aimed, among other things, at ensuring that the Department ensures the safety and sustainability of key infrastructure.

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It is also for Better understanding of some of the recommendations made that Extended would like to have it Additional exchanges with’Ampere.

A worker in a basket near the Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine Bridge tunnel.

Given the fact that the majority of Quebec’s transportation infrastructure was built between the 1960s and 1980s, much of it has reached the end of its useful life or will reach it in the coming years, AMP wrote in its report.

Photo: Ivanoh Demers

The Ministry says it must Good luck […] Recommendations from various organizations that monitor their activitiesciting the Auditor General of Quebec (VGQ), the Public Administration Commission, a panel of independent experts, the Internal Audit Commission and the Public Procurement Authority (AMP).

Commissioned by Quebec in 2019 to conduct an investigation into the awarding of contracts by… Extended,l’Ampere He also noticed problems similar to those he pointed out VGQ During the past years.