Bidding process – Mingkem http://mingkem.com/ Wed, 18 May 2022 09:22:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://mingkem.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-7-120x120.png Bidding process – Mingkem http://mingkem.com/ 32 32 FIH opens bidding process for broadcast rights to major hockey events https://mingkem.com/fih-opens-bidding-process-for-broadcast-rights-to-major-hockey-events/ Wed, 18 May 2022 09:04:46 +0000 https://mingkem.com/fih-opens-bidding-process-for-broadcast-rights-to-major-hockey-events/ You viewed more than 50 articles in the last 12 months. Keep Olympic News Free Support insidethegames.biz for just £10 For nearly 15 years now, insidethegames.biz has been at the forefront of fearless reporting on what’s happening in the Olympic Movement. As the first website not to be placed behind a paywall, we have made […]]]>

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Editorial: Avoiding the bidding process is not an emergency https://mingkem.com/editorial-avoiding-the-bidding-process-is-not-an-emergency/ Mon, 16 May 2022 10:01:00 +0000 https://mingkem.com/editorial-avoiding-the-bidding-process-is-not-an-emergency/ There is a difference between an obstacle and an emergency. An obstacle is something in the way. It’s a pothole. A detour sign. An obstacle in the way of a race. An emergency is a situation where everyone is on deck. A house on fire. A train derailment. A flood. Notice the difference in gravity. […]]]>

There is a difference between an obstacle and an emergency.

An obstacle is something in the way. It’s a pothole. A detour sign. An obstacle in the way of a race.

An emergency is a situation where everyone is on deck. A house on fire. A train derailment. A flood.

Notice the difference in gravity.

It’s probably no surprise. Most people can easily identify the gap. But most people are not part of the state government.

Take the lottery balls. You know, the little white spheres with numbers bouncing around in a hopper for the fair and unbiased determination of game winners in live TV cartoons.

Is there a situation where someone would consider buying lottery balls a true state emergency? It’s unlikely.

Yet the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue did, spending $80 a ball to purchase 30 sets of balls without bidding, according to a Pennlive.com article. OK, of course, these are special balls that match the precise specifications of the lottery. But is it really an emergency?

According to the state bidding process, yes, it is. Should it though?

R-Allegheny County Rep. Jason Ortitay doesn’t think so. He’s chairman of a House subcommittee looking at how untendered contracts are blurring in emergency purchases. A bill from this committee was recently passed in the House and sent to the Senate. If passed, it would limit emergency purchases to things related to real emergencies.

If only one company is supplying the item in question, it would seem like an easy bidding process. But maybe there could be sellers who were not known. New businesses are opening up. New product lines could be introduced into existing businesses.

And the bidding process still allows the government to evaluate bids beyond the lowest price. Pennsylvania goes for the highest bid, not the lowest, so reliability and quality can always be a factor.

There’s no reason the state can’t plan ahead for a purchase like lottery balls – or anything else that’s a convenience disguised as a necessity. Poor planning and laziness are obstacles, not emergencies.

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Tender for expansion of Kaithlighat-Dhalli section soon : The Tribune India https://mingkem.com/tender-for-expansion-of-kaithlighat-dhalli-section-soon-the-tribune-india/ Fri, 13 May 2022 03:00:00 +0000 https://mingkem.com/tender-for-expansion-of-kaithlighat-dhalli-section-soon-the-tribune-india/ Tribune press service Bhanu P Lohumi Shimla, May 12 Delayed by a month and a half, the tender process for the construction of the Kaithlighat-Dhalli section of the Parwanoo-Shimla four-lane project is expected to start by mid-May. Will reduce the distance from 40.1 km to 28.4 km The new highway will bypass Shimla […]]]>


Tribune press service

Bhanu P Lohumi

Shimla, May 12

Delayed by a month and a half, the tender process for the construction of the Kaithlighat-Dhalli section of the Parwanoo-Shimla four-lane project is expected to start by mid-May.

Will reduce the distance from 40.1 km to 28.4 km

  • The new highway will bypass Shimla and reduce the distance between Kaithlighat and Dhalli from 40.1 km to 28.4 km
  • Five tunnels, including two twin-tube tunnels, and 27 bridges will be built on the section
  • The cost of the project has been estimated at Rs 3,760 crore
  • The tender for the 28.4 km section has been divided into two sections

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) regional manager Abdul Basit attributed the delay to administrative and technical reasons, besides deforestation and land acquisition.

The cost of the project was estimated at Rs 3,760 crore and the tender for the 28.4 km section was split into two sections, Kaithlighat-Shakral (17.46 km) and Shakral-Dhalli (10.98 kilometres). About 30 hectares of land must be acquired in the second section, in addition to the clearing of the forest.

Previously, tunnel experience was not compulsory, but considering that tunnels would be built under the city, which has old and heritage buildings, strict conditions have been incorporated to ensure that there is no no damage to existing buildings and real-time monitoring of the buildings would be completed, he said. Additionally, the contractor would be responsible for repairing the road for up to two years after completion.

The new highway will bypass Shimla and reduce the distance between Kaithlighat and Dhalli from 40.1 km to 28.4 km. Five tunnels, including two twin-tube tunnels, and 27 bridges would be built over the section.

NHAI had terminated Chetak Enterprise’s contract for the construction of the Kaithlighat-Dhalli section of the Parwanoo-Shimla four-lane project as only 2% of the works had been executed against a target of 30% due to delay in the availability of lands. , deforestation.

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Internal emails show questionable tendering process for garbage collection https://mingkem.com/internal-emails-show-questionable-tendering-process-for-garbage-collection/ Wed, 11 May 2022 03:05:00 +0000 https://mingkem.com/internal-emails-show-questionable-tendering-process-for-garbage-collection/ NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) — A series of emails uncovered by FOX 8 reveal what two local professors believe was a rigged public offering. The emails show internal discussions that an expert says made it too easy for a company to receive taxpayers’ money. “You hear about backroom deals in government, but it’s very rare that […]]]>

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) — A series of emails uncovered by FOX 8 reveal what two local professors believe was a rigged public offering.

The emails show internal discussions that an expert says made it too easy for a company to receive taxpayers’ money.

“You hear about backroom deals in government, but it’s very rare that you have a paper trail to prove it,” said Dr. Robert Collins, professor of public policy at Dillard University.

In 2020 the Krewe of Isis returned to the town of Kenner. The city needed a team of workers to clean up behind the parade of 17 tanks.

Emails show that in January of that year, Chad Pitfield, who oversaw Kenner’s garbage collection, began soliciting bids. He contacted River Parish Disposal and Ramelli Waste. At the time, Ramelli was the town’s garbage collector, and on January 6, the company sent a quote to Pitfield. The company’s projected total cost for the cleanup was $16,000.

During the same month, Kenner began having behind-the-scenes meetings with another garbage collector, IV Waste, seeking to change companies for its residential pickup.

FOX 8 uncovered emails on Jan. 21 showing that Pitfield forwarded Ramelli’s offer to clean up the parade to IV Waste owner Sidney Torres.

Just over a week later, IV Waste sent in its offer for the cleanup work, which was $750 less than Ramelli’s offer. Kenner and Pitfield then assigned the job to IV Waste.

“It just smacks of the self-dealing relationship between the Kenner administration and Torres,” said Joel Friedman, a law professor at Tulane University.

Kenner eventually sent Ramelli an email thanking the company for submitting a bid, but indicating that another supplier had been chosen and that the city looked forward to further involvement in Kenner’s procurement actions.

Collins says it shows that Kenner sellers don’t know if they have a fair chance when bidding.

“Anyone seeing this would say, ‘Wait a minute, why should I submit an offer to Kenner? If they accept my offer, you know, give it to the person they really want? And that person will just underbid me.And then they’ll pretend it was an open, fair and equitable process, when in reality, they’re just sharing my confidential bid with another competitor, so they can undermine me. I mean…it doesn’t really make sense…there’s no basic sense of fairness here,” Collins said.

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Pitfield no longer works for Kenner. He was fired after FOX 8 investigations raised questions about the disaster pay he received after Ida and whether he was duplicating work while also working as a reserve assistant. from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. An investigation also revealed that he may have falsified documents to conceal a double dip.

Previous investigations by FOX 8 also revealed that Pitfield had an IV Waste email address and created the company’s social media accounts while approving company invoices to the city of Kenner.

Kenner did not use a formal bidding process for the Isis parade cleanup. Sources say FOX 8 Pitfield called some vendors and Kenner selected IV Waste. According to Collins, this is not how local governments typically handle this type of work.

“As we have seen time and time again at Kenner, there is no real transparency. There is no real RFP (request for proposals). They don’t really follow the standard best practices that we see in cities across the country,” Collins said.

IV Waste released a statement to FOX 8 calling the allegations that Ramelli’s proposal to undermine this proposal was “demonstrably false.” He goes on to say, “Ramelli’s highest proposal was for less equipment and fewer workers. IV Waste offered the use of their 3-wheeled street sweeper, an item which IV Waste felt was essential to their client’s needs. The purpose of this project was to sweep the streets after the parade. Ramelli chose not to supply this sweeper or did not have it to offer. »

However, records show Kenner paid another company, Elgin Sweeping Services, $9,000 to provide the service after the parade.

You can read the full statement from IV Waste here:

Collins says leaking internal documents to a competitor is far from best practice. While the project was small and involved an informal bidding process, Collins and Friedman say it allowed a well-regarded contractor in the city to edge out a competitor for public funds.

“Of course, it’s bid-rigging. If you’re going to bid something, then you bid it. You are not giving inside information to any of the bidders. It’s not competitive then, and the bids are supposed to be competitive,” says Friedman.

Pitfield’s email to IV Waste stated that Deputy General Manager (Chief Administrative Officer) Leigh Roussel had instructed Pitfield to send the email. Roussel says she doesn’t remember telling Pitfield to do that. The Kenner city government declined to comment on anything related to IV Waste, citing ongoing litigation over its decision to transfer its Ramelli garbage contract to IV Waste.

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Speed ​​Skating Canada Releases National Schedule and Event Bid Process https://mingkem.com/speed-skating-canada-releases-national-schedule-and-event-bid-process/ Fri, 06 May 2022 18:05:33 +0000 https://mingkem.com/speed-skating-canada-releases-national-schedule-and-event-bid-process/ The bidding process will be open for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons to provide potential hosts with a longer planning window OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Speed ​​Skating Canada is pleased to share the organization’s 2022-23 national competition schedule, along with details on the event bidding process for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons. Calendar of national competitions […]]]>

The bidding process will be open for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons to provide potential hosts with a longer planning window

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Speed ​​Skating Canada is pleased to share the organization’s 2022-23 national competition schedule, along with details on the event bidding process for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons.

Calendar of national competitions

  • The first draft of the 2022-2023 SSC National Competition Schedule is now available and includes some new short track and long track events.
    • – The Canada Cup LT 5 has been added to the schedule to give Canadian athletes the experience of competing in back-to-back events, similar to the international event format.
    • – The Junior ST Canadian Open (14-15) and the Junior ST Canadian Open (16-18) were created to provide more skaters the opportunity to compete in events with athletes from different skill groups. similar age and of similar caliber.
  • As you review the National SSC Competition Schedule, please note:
    • – This schedule outlines our plan for competitions assuming a regular speed skating season, which may need to be adjusted if necessary due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • – We have not yet received the final calendar of international competitions from the ISU; therefore, dates may be subject to change.
    • – Additional information regarding new events, competition eligibility and impacts on team nominations will be published in the relevant High Performance Bulletins.

Bidding Process for National Competitions

Now that the competition schedule is available, we are opening our bidding process for competition hosts using the process outlined below. We are pleased to announce that the bidding process will be open for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons to provide potential hosts with a longer planning window.

Resources

Questions

If you have any questions about the timeline or the bidding process, please contact Jill Lynch.

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Life Insurance Corporation’s IPO was fully subscribed on day 2 of the bidding process https://mingkem.com/life-insurance-corporations-ipo-was-fully-subscribed-on-day-2-of-the-bidding-process/ Thu, 05 May 2022 16:52:00 +0000 https://mingkem.com/life-insurance-corporations-ipo-was-fully-subscribed-on-day-2-of-the-bidding-process/ The IPO of the life insurance company was fully subscribed on the second day of the auction, according to data from the Bombay Stock Exchange. The initial public offering, or IPO, began on Wednesday and will end on May 9. On Thursday, investors made offers for 16,68,60,765 shares against the 16,20,78,067 that were offered for […]]]>

The IPO of the life insurance company was fully subscribed on the second day of the auction, according to data from the Bombay Stock Exchange.

The initial public offering, or IPO, began on Wednesday and will end on May 9.

On Thursday, investors made offers for 16,68,60,765 shares against the 16,20,78,067 that were offered for subscription.

The subscription portion reserved for LIC policyholders was oversubscribed by 3.11 times, while the portion reserved for employees of the public company was oversubscribed by 2.21 times.

The quotas of retail investors, qualified institutional buyers and non-institutional investors were respectively subscribed at 90%, 40% and 47%. The company offered a rebate of Rs 60 per share for its policyholders and Rs 45 per share for retail investors and LIC employees.

On Wednesday, investors had made offers for 10,44,20,535 shares against the 16,20,78,067 shares offered for subscription.

An initial public offering is a process in which private companies offer stock to the public by issuing new stock. At the end of the IPO process, the company is listed on the stock exchange and is authorized to raise capital from public investors.

The price range for LIC’s IPO has been set between Rs 902 and Rs 949 per share. Investors can invest in the IPO in a lot size of 15 shares, and multiples thereafter.

The Center hopes to raise Rs 21,000 crore through the public offering. He said LIC’s IPO could be India’s biggest ever. The public company is expected to go public on May 17.

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Massive water project in the East put on hold due to questions over bidding process https://mingkem.com/massive-water-project-in-the-east-put-on-hold-due-to-questions-over-bidding-process/ Tue, 03 May 2022 11:10:00 +0000 https://mingkem.com/massive-water-project-in-the-east-put-on-hold-due-to-questions-over-bidding-process/ Pichet, leader of the ruling party’s so-called “Group of 16”, alleged on April 30 that the terms of reference for the tender had been changed suspiciously to allow Wong Siam Construction to participate. The MP said that although Wong Siam Construction has delivered very high returns for the water management project, the company may not […]]]>

Pichet, leader of the ruling party’s so-called “Group of 16”, alleged on April 30 that the terms of reference for the tender had been changed suspiciously to allow Wong Siam Construction to participate.

The MP said that although Wong Siam Construction has delivered very high returns for the water management project, the company may not have the capacity or knowledge to replace the current concessionaire, Eastwater Group, to distribute and manage water in the East.

Pichet said the panel would also consider stability in water management and distribution instead of just being motivated by a higher concession fee.

He pointed out that Eastwater was a subsidiary of the Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA).

However, Deputy Finance Minister Santi Promphat, who is overseeing the project and its bidding process, insisted on Tuesday that the bidding had been done in a transparent manner.

He also argued that Eastwater was not PWA’s subsidiary and that PWA only had a 40% stake in the company.

Santi said Eastwater lost the bid because it only offered 24 billion baht for the 30-year concession, while Wong Siam Construction offered 25.6 billion baht.

“The Treasury Department properly organized the tender and took all necessary steps,” he added.

The deputy minister also pointed out that Eastwater had only paid 552 million baht for its previous 30-year concession, and the Treasury Department decided to ask for a higher offer once the concession expired.

“You have to ask the company that lost the tender why they didn’t give so much money in the past,” said Santi, who is also secretary general of the ruling party.

When asked if Pichet would be allowed to stay in the party now that he has questioned the party secretary general’s decision, Santi only replied, “The media can answer that question for me.”

He said that if the opposition questions the decision on the project during the next censorship debate, he would be ready to clear up all doubts.

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Bidding process for Connecticut Boy Scout camp nears completion https://mingkem.com/bidding-process-for-connecticut-boy-scout-camp-nears-completion/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 21:56:00 +0000 https://mingkem.com/bidding-process-for-connecticut-boy-scout-camp-nears-completion/ Nonprofit says Deer Lake must be saved, real estate bidder says it’s not a battle of good versus evil, state hasn’t ruled out intervening KILLINGWORTH, Conn. — The future of a large piece of land currently used for conservation and education purposes is uncertain. Deer Lake in Killingworth has been put up for sale by […]]]>

Nonprofit says Deer Lake must be saved, real estate bidder says it’s not a battle of good versus evil, state hasn’t ruled out intervening

KILLINGWORTH, Conn. — The future of a large piece of land currently used for conservation and education purposes is uncertain. Deer Lake in Killingworth has been put up for sale by the Boy Scouts.

A Connecticut nonprofit says time is running out to save it from redevelopment, but another bidder says it shouldn’t be portrayed as a battle of good versus evil.

“Our primary goal is to keep the earth green,” said Ted Langevin, president of Pathfinders Inc.who operates a day camp on the Deer Lake property.

Deer Lake is located in Killingworth and spans 255 acres of some of the most pristine properties.

“Deer Lake is a very special property,” echoed Margaret Streicker, who emerged as the current top bidder.

RELATED: Lamont: State Can Aid Conservation Bid for Boy Scout Camp

The Deer Lake property is subject to an open bidding process. On one side, Streicker. She is a real estate developer, CEO of Capital of Courage and is also a former congressional candidate.

“At the end of the day, there are zoning laws. Nobody raises 255 acres to build a Walmart. It just doesn’t happen,” Streicker said.

RELATED: Scouts Reject Offer to Stop Selling Killingworth Camp to Developers

On the other side is Pathfinders Inc.

“Any type of development here worries me because it’s a greenway,” Langevin explained.

So Pathfinders tries to outdo Mrs. Streicker with a grassroots fundraising campaign.

“If the nonprofit world shows up, and I encourage them to do so, I step back,” clarified Streicker, who said she would not engage in a bidding war.

So far, Pathfinders has raised about $4.5 million from about 700 donors in 22 states and three countries, but they need another half a million dollars by May 1.

“It’s been such an outpouring from the community,” Langevin said.

The issue also caught the attention of Governor Ned Lamont.

“We would like to make an effort to see if, by working with the community, we can save this for posterity and maintain a camp there. We are run out of time. I think the attorney general is currently discussing with scouts the nature of the deal,” Lamont explained.

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A recent lawsuit against the Boy Scouts is also part of the equation. He claims the entire property is a designated bird sanctuary that needs to be maintained. Madison attorney Keith Ainsworth’s client filed the legal challenge.

“When you’re talking about selling the property to a developer who’s doing some pretty big housing projects, that’s probably inconsistent,” Ainsworth said.

If Streicker wins the bid, she told FOX61 she would like to sit down with the state to talk about public/private partnerships, would be slow and deliberate with her redevelopment, and offered Pathfinders to continue operating the camp.

“It’s not a scorched earth situation between good and evil. It’s about multiple stakeholders coming together,” she explained.

Streicker is also a director of the Boy Scouts. She claims she recused herself from all discussions about the sale of the property.

Pathfinders told FOX61 that while they don’t get state money to increase their offer, they may be able to get creative with how they structure the deal to include possible subsidies. and ready at the end.

Pathfinders Inc. also says that if they are ultimately unsuccessful, they will return all money donated.

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Globalive calls for transparency on Freedom Mobile bidding process https://mingkem.com/globalive-calls-for-transparency-on-freedom-mobile-bidding-process/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 10:35:37 +0000 https://mingkem.com/globalive-calls-for-transparency-on-freedom-mobile-bidding-process/ Breadcrumb Links Telecom News Anthony Lacavera called the process a ‘sham’ Customers shop at a Freedom Mobile store on Queen Street West in Toronto. Photo by Peter J Thompson/National Post files Content of the article Globalive Capital Inc. chief says he’s urging Ottawa to bring more transparency to Rogers Communications Inc.’s sale of the Freedom […]]]>

Anthony Lacavera called the process a ‘sham’

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Globalive Capital Inc. chief says he’s urging Ottawa to bring more transparency to Rogers Communications Inc.’s sale of the Freedom Mobile wireless brand, as part of Rogers’ push to win regulatory approval for the acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc.

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Anthony Lacavera, founder and chairman of Globalive – believed to be among the bidders for Freedom – told the Financial Post on Monday that he thought Francois-Philippe Champagne, the minister for innovation, science and industry, should worry about viable competitors being kept at bay.

Lacavera called the process a “deception” and suggested that Rogers was looking for a buyer who would serve the interests of shareholders rather than spur competition in the industry.

“I think the minister should ensure that there is a very fair, open, competitive and transparent process for the assets of Freedom Mobile to ensure the best outcome for Canadians,” Lacavera said, noting that Champagne has the authority to approve the buyer.

Rogers did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Lacavera’s concerns.

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Freedom Mobile was founded by Lacavera in 2008 as WIND Mobile. The company was then sold to Shaw for $1.6 billion and rebranded in 2016.

Anthony Lacaver, Founder and President of Globalive, in the Yorkville area of ​​Toronto.
Anthony Lacavera, Founder and President of Globalive, in the Yorkville area of ​​Toronto. Photo by Peter J Thompson/National Post files

Globalive reportedly made a $3.75 billion cash offer for Freedom, and Lacavera told the Post in March that his company was uniquely positioned to bring more American-style competition to Canada if it bought Freedom.

On Monday, Lacavera stressed that whether it’s Globalive or another company that wins the bidding war, he hopes the government will ensure the company is truly independent with a competitive track record that could help bolster Freedom Mobile as a as the fourth telecommunications operator.

“The Minister and the Prime Minister and the Competition Bureau have a great opportunity…right now to enshrine the fourth carrier policy and ensure that we have a strong and effective competitor for the benefit of Canadians,” said said Lacavera. “It’s right in front of them. Globalive is certainly an alternative, but we are only an alternative: there are a handful that would be suitable and the government should ensure that all such offers are properly and seriously considered – not a sham, non-competitive process.

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The remarks followed reports that rural internet provider Xplornet Communications Inc. and the Aquilini family (which also owns the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks) were potential suitors for Freedom Mobile.

Last week, Rogers said it remained on track to complete the $26 billion acquisition of Shaw by the end of June.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission approved the transfer of broadcasting assets from Shaw to Rogers in March.

“This approval is an important milestone and brings us closer to completing our transformation transaction, which we expect to close in Q2 (Q2),” Rogers Chief Executive Tony Staffieri said.

He added that the Rogers and Shaw teams are working “constructively” with the Competition Bureau and ISED Canada “to ensure they have the information they need to assess the material benefits that the combined company will benefit Canadians and the Canadian economy”.

— With additional reports from the Financial Post

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Casino Chicago: bidding process must be transparent and fair, writes editorial board https://mingkem.com/casino-chicago-bidding-process-must-be-transparent-and-fair-writes-editorial-board/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 11:31:17 +0000 https://mingkem.com/casino-chicago-bidding-process-must-be-transparent-and-fair-writes-editorial-board/ The break went to Bally’s, which offered separate bids to build the casino — one on the McCormick Place rail yards and one on the Trib site along the North Fork of the Chicago River — but only paid the cost of application only once. It’s not like Bally’s was the only group to submit […]]]>

The break went to Bally’s, which offered separate bids to build the casino — one on the McCormick Place rail yards and one on the Trib site along the North Fork of the Chicago River — but only paid the cost of application only once.

It’s not like Bally’s was the only group to submit two different offers. Neil Bluhm’s Rush Street Gaming, which had hoped to build a casino at the Lakeside Center on the McCormick Place campus, paid $300,000 for that request as well as for its separate proposal to build a casino on Related Midwest’s The 78 property. The Lakeside Center idea was rejected, but The 78’s proposal was retained by the mayor on the shortlist of three finalists for the casino license.

With the Lightfoot administration’s final decision on who will win this coveted license, rumored to be a few weeks, if not days away, the question arises: why were the two dual bidders treated differently?

None of the justifications offered to Crain by people close to the situation really add up.

“In the case of Bally’s, it was the same claimant and the same ownership group that came up with an alternative site,” an administrative source who asked not to be named told Hinz. “In the case of Rush Gaming, there were two different applicants with different ownership groups in each application.”

It’s true. At McCormick Place, Rush Street partnered with Farpoint Development and The 78 with Related. However, Farpoint is leading the development of the former Michael Reese Medical Center property. Related, of course, came under close scrutiny from City Hall on the way to approving The 78 project. Both companies were largely vetted by the city before applying for the opportunity. from the casino.

And while Bally’s offered the same ownership structure, there were considerable differences between its proposals. In the case of the Tribune land, Bally’s has an option to purchase the property, just like for example. No such agreement was in place at the McCormick Yard site that Bally had ogled.

The application fee kerfuffle is just the latest in a series of events that are giving outside observers reason to wonder if the casino selection process will be as fair and honest as it should be. If Chicago is to have a casino, its taxpayers deserve to be assured that the winning bidder got the prize for the right reasons — and that no one inside City Hall has their thumbs on the scales. That shouldn’t be too much to ask, even in Chicago.

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