CONTRACTOR FEE - GEOFF - 2.2.2016
I have sent the email below to Ablo at BCS - the issue is of concern:
I am very disappointed to learn via a contractor that BCS has made changes to the current works order system which essentially requires a contractor pay an annual fee to be able to receive a works order and to be paid on invoice submitted.
This change has been imposed with no apparent reference to the Aurora OC.
In early January whilst BCS was enjoying its Christmas break Aurora experienced some boiler problems which necessitated a verbal order on O’Brien Boilers. Our concierge arranged an order to be placed by BCS immediately on its return to work.
O’Briens have advised us that they now have to pay a $400 annual fee to receive those two orders placed and to be able to be paid on invoice. Initially David Teehan was going to cancel those changes but it appears he was over ruled.
From my perspective as Chairman Aurora OC Facilities Subcommittee this is unacceptable as is the fact that this significant change appears to have been made by stealth without any discussion or advice to the OC. It will make hiring contractors of our choice difficult.
I would appreciate your earliest response.