SNC-Lavalin gets $150 million contract for field hospitals nobody asked for
The federal government gave embattled SNC-Lavalin Group a sole-sourced $150 million contract for field hospitals - the only problem being no one asked for them. The department at the time had paid $26,173,758 to SNC-Lavalin on the $150 million contract for a total five field hospitals. The contract was awarded April 9 without public notice to other bidders. The department cited "urgency" in justifying the deal. The contract was awarded despite a series of recent convictions and guilty pleas for wrongdoing involving SNC-Lavalin managers.