Item - 2022.IE31.8

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 19, 2022 without amendments and without debate.
  • This item was considered by the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on July 7, 2022 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on July 19, 2022.

IE31.8 - Suspension of Aplus General Contractors Corporation

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on July 19, 20, 21 and 22, 2022, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council declare Aplus General Contractors Corporation ("Aplus") and any affiliated persons, as defined in Chapter 195, ineligible to bid on or be awarded any City of Toronto contracts as a supplier of goods and / or services or as a subcontractor to such a supplier, including any options, renewals or extensions of existing contracts, for an additional period of three (3) years commencing upon the date of approval of the report (June 23, 2022) from the General Manager, Toronto Water and the Acting Chief Procurement Officer.

Background Information (Committee)

(June 23, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 - 22 from the General Manager, Toronto Water and the Acting Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management on Suspension of Aplus General Contractors Corporation
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-228132.pdf

IE31.8 - Suspension of Aplus General Contractors Corporation

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommend that:

 

1. City Council declare Aplus General Contractors Corporation ("Aplus") and any affiliated persons, as defined in Chapter 195, ineligible to bid on or be awarded any City of Toronto contracts as a supplier of goods and / or services or as a subcontractor to such a supplier, including any options, renewals or extensions of existing contracts, for an additional period of three (3) years commencing upon the date of approval of the report (June 23, 2022) from the General Manager, Toronto Water, and the Acting Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management.

Origin

(June 23, 2022) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Water and the Acting Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management

Summary

This report recommends that City Council declare Aplus General Contractors Corporation ("Aplus") ineligible to bid on, or be awarded any City of Toronto contracts for a period of three (3) years given its unacceptable and repeated poor performance and management on Contract Number MCP13-19WP for the Construction and Rehabilitation of the Process Control Building at Highland Creek Treatment Plant.

 

The poor performance by Aplus was documented through five contractor performance evaluations completed between November 2016 and November 2018.  Refusals to comply by Aplus resulted in two notices of default being issued by the City against Aplus.

 

In 2019, as a result of its poor performance on a different City contract, Aplus was declared ineligible to bid on or be awarded any City contract for 3 years. This suspension expired April 30, 2022.

Background Information

(June 23, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 - 22 from the General Manager, Toronto Water and the Acting Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management on Suspension of Aplus General Contractors Corporation
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-228132.pdf

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Mike Colle (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council