One of our municipal employees has been personally named as a defendant in a lawsuit. What now?
Tendering is a competitive bidding process whereby project bids that meet set criteria are invited from interested parties and assessed in accordance with strict rules. It is, however, an area that is rife with the potential for liability, as the very act of soliciting bids can lead to legal obligations to various parties.
A $1.2 million lawsuit was brought against the Town of Markham, Ontario in August 1989 when developers sought to recover the costs of the aborted purchase from the Town.