RF(R) – Request for Relationship

October 5, 2017
Over time, COOLNet Alberta has come to be seen as focused on publically-funded construction opportunities.  With the huge volume of public tenders flowing through COOLNet (likely over 4,000 in 2017), it’s easy to see where that idea came from. However, it’s a misconception that COOLNet is only useful for ‘low bid’ or ‘race to the bottom’ construction work. This could not be farther from the truth. To see COOLNet at work in the private sphere, consider the example of Mathew McLash, President and ... Read more

Public Tendering Best Practice – Bid Results

August 3, 2017
The Importance of Timely Bid Results We in the construction industry are all familiar with the pressures of the open tender process, whether we are owners, consultants, contractors or suppliers.  The open tender phase leading up to bid close moves fast.  Bids are often altered right up to the last minute, where small dollar adjustments can be the difference between a job won or lost. Contrast this with a perception of relative calm following tender close – where owners review submissions and ... Read more