Post Tagged with: "P3 Schools"

The CBRM’s Shopping List: Spring Edition

The CBRM’s Shopping List: Spring Edition

May 31, 2017 at 12:15 pm

B’Spoke Apparel The most interesting “recently awarded” tender I ran across in my recent plunge into the Nova Scotia tenders page is one I almost didn’t write about, it seemed so anodyne. The CBRM has awarded a two-year contract to B’Spoke Apparel for Transit employee clothing. To be more precise, itRead More

AG Slams Education Department’s Capital Planning

AG Slams Education Department’s Capital Planning

November 30, 2016 at 12:08 pm

Nova Scotia Auditor General Michael Pickup released his Fall 2016 report today (November 30), focusing on childcare centers, capital planning for schools, critical infrastructure resiliency and the AMANDA software used to manage licenses and permits. (Interestingly, the day the AG’s report dropped found Premier Stephen McNeil on his way to theRead More

Pondering the P3 School Problem

Pondering the P3 School Problem

August 17, 2016 at 12:04 pm

Nova Scotia’s mania for public-private-partnership (P3) school construction was brief—more of an episode than an illness—but what an expensive episode it was. It started in 1997 and ended in 2000 officially, but the 39 schools built under the P3 banner were the subject of 20-year leases, so the P3 programRead More