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  • Mark Hambridge

    December 2, 2022 at 4:38 pm

    As Terry and Dana said … and:

    The questions of conflict of interest and ability to do the job should be seriously considered. I am aware of a situation similar to Brian’s where the board immediately put into effect a policy that the family member was disqualified from doing such work. The bylaws are now under review, and I expect that will be included in the revised version.

    A ‘Best Practice’ might require three bids for any work, with the bidders to remain anonymous until after the decision is made based on qualifications and experience (not necessarily price). Sometimes the cheapest offer isn’t the best offer, considering the nature of the work.

    Before I immigrated to Canada, it was common to see in advertisements “Canvassing will disqualify”, meaning that a bidder or job applicant who spoke to the board members in advance of the decision automatically disqualified themselves from the contract or appointment. In Brian’s case, this would have already disqualified the board member.

    Please spread the word!
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