I know on Vancouver Island many contractors are refusing to bid on Base construction because of all the red tape and BS they have to deal with. they do not need the work if it comes with all paperwork, and waiting around red tape crap that is happening. Some Engineer in Ottawa approving and designing projects to which they do not know local building codes or markets, while limiting access to dig, replace, repair as part of the job. Sorry If I was a contractor I would tell the DND to pound sand also as it is not profitable to be the lowest bidder with your staff standing around for a hour until the MPs send a escort or Base CE sends one to go do a 5 minute fix on the other side of the wall that is in a secure room.Herein lies the problem:
Lets say Building Company X wins the competition to build X number of houses. Immediately Company Y sues because they lost fair and square. THEN its bogged down for years and fuck all gets built.