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Appeals Board Decision_RFP 2011-21_Air Ambulance Services Kitikmeot Region

Appeals Board Decision_RFP 2011-21_Air Ambulance Services Kitikmeot Region

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NNIContractingAppealsBoard
AppealtotheNNIContractingAppealsBoardbyAdlairAviation(1983)Ltd.ofRFP#2011-21andthesubsequentawardofthecontracttoAgsaaniqAirwaysLtd.
MembersofBoardSittingonthe
11th
ofOctober,
2011
Chairperson:BarryCotnthwaiteMembers:ChrisCote
AI
LahureSarahManiapikParties:AdlairAviation(1983)Ltd.JackWilliams,counselforAdlairAviation(1983)Ltd.PaulLaserich,AdlairAviation(1983)Ltd.DepartmentofCommunityandGovernmentServices,GovernmentofNunavut(ContractingAuthority)JohnMacLain,DepartmentofJustice,GN,counselfortheDepartmentofCommunityandGovernmentServices,GNMarkMcCullough,DepartmentofCommunityandGovernmentServices,GNAqsaqniqAirwaysLtd.PaulSmith,counselforAqsaqniqAirwaysLtd.ChuckParker,AqsaqniqAirwaysLtd.Jurisdiction:Noadministrativeboardortribunalhasinherentjurisdiction.Theycanonlydealwithmatterswithinthejurisdictiongiventhembytheirmandatinglegislation.Page
1
of5
 
Therefore,beforearriVingatanydecisionaboardortribunalmustconsideritsjurisdictiontoensurethatithasthenecessaryauthoritytodealwiththeissuesraisedbeforeit.PriortoitsdeliberationstheNNIContractingAppealsBoardconsideredthequestionofit'sjurisdictiontohearthisappealandthescopeoftheinquirytheNNIContractingAppealsBoardcouldundertakeinfulfillingitsmandate.TheBoard'sjurisdictionisgiventoitbys.
18.13
(a)ofNunavummiNangmlniqaqtunik
lkajuutl
(NNIPolicy)whichreadsasfollows:
"18.13
(a)AnappealfromanawardbyanunsuccessfulBidderorProponenttotheContractingAppealsBoardmaybemadeonthegroundthattheContractingAuthorityinmakingtheawarderredintheapplicationofNNIPolicy."
It
canbeseenfromtheabovequotedsectionthattheNNIContractingAppealsBoardjurisdictionislimitedtoonlydealingwithquestionsconcerningtheapplicationofNNIPolicybytheContractingAuthoritywhenitawardedthecontract.TheContractingAppealsBoarddoesnothavetheauthoritytoconsideranyaspectsoftheevaluationoftheRFPthatdonotrelatetotheapplicationoftheNNIPolicy.NorcantheContractingAppealsBoardputitselfinthepositionoftheContractingAuthority,hearnewevidenceandsubstituteitsdecisionfortheContractingAuthority'sdecision.ForthesereasonstheNNIContractingAppealsBoard,initsdeliberationslimiteditselftoonlythatdocumentationthatwasbeforetheContractingAuthorityonthedatethatthe
RFP
closed.Facts:ThefollowingfactswerefoundbytheNNIContractingAppealsBoardandwereusedintheirdeliberationsandincomingtothedecisiononthisappeal.WithregardtoRequestforProposal!
#
2011-21,
thefollowingtimelinewasdetermined:RFPIssued:
18
th
February,
20118
th
April,
2011
at
4:00
PMFPClosed:LettertoAdlairAviation
(1983)
Ltd.RegretLetter:
15
th
August,
2011
AdlairAviation
(1983)Ltd.
ChallengeLetter:
16
th
August,
2011
Page2of5
 
ContractingAuthorityResponseLetter:
19th
August,
2011
AdlairAviation
(1983)
Ltd.Appea
I
Letter:BoardHearings:
26th
August,
201112th
September,
201111th
October,
2011
InreviewingthistlrnellnetheNNIContractingAppealsBoardfoundthatalltherelevantpartiesfollowedtheNNIPolicywithregardtothevarioustimedeadlinesthathadtobemetinaccordancewiththeNNIPolicy,inanyappeal'tothisBoard.ThereforetheBoardfoundthatwerenodefectsin
the
appeal.withregardtothetimelimitationscontainedintheNNIPolicy.Decision:Section
18.14
ofthe
NNI
Policystates:"WheretheappealfiledwiththeBoarddoesnotfallwithinthejurisdictionoftheBoardtheappealmaybedismissedbyorderoftheBoardwithoutholdingahearing."TheBoardreviewedtheAppealLetterfromAdlairAviation
(1983)
Ltd.datedthe
26th
ofAugust,
2011
forthereasonsgivenforAdlairAviation(1983)Ltd.appeal.TheBoardfoundthatAdlairAviation(1983)Ltd.gaveintheopeningparagraphofthatlettersufficientindicationthatitwasappealingthemannerinwhichN'NIadjustmentswerenotgiventoitselfandweregiventoAqsaqniqAirwaysLtd.tofallwithinthejurisdictionoftheNNIAppealsBoard.TheBoard,therefore,fe.ltthattheappealshouldnotbedismissedwithoutahearingand
a
hearingwasheld.AtthesittingoftheBoardheldonthe
11th
dayofOctober,
2011,
theBoardheardsubmissionsfromAdlalrAviation(1983)Ltd.,AqsaqniqAirwaysLtd.andtheContractingAuthority.Aswell,theBoardallowedMr.PaulLaserichofAdlairAviation(1983)topresenttotheBoardandtheotherpartiesabinderwhichcontainedvariousdocuments.TheBoardalsoallowedMr.LaserichtoreviewthesedocumentswiththeBoard,ashefelttheymighthelptheBoardinitsdeliberations.TheBoardhasfoundwithregardtothisbinderand.Mr.Laserich'sreviewthatanythingrelatingtothetimeperiodaftertheclosingoftheRFPonthe8
th
ofApril,
2011
couldnotbeconsideredbytheBoardinitsdeliberationsasbeingoutsidethejurisdictionoftheBoard.TheBoardcouldnotacceptnewevidencenorcouldPage3of5

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