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SALFORD STAR MARY BURNS AWARDS 2009
 

MARY BURNS AWARDS
DAY 14

THE `TRUSTED FRIENDS OF SALFORD COUNCIL' AWARD

This MARY goes to building firms who worked on Salford City Council contracts but would never rip the Council or its tax payers off. Until, of course, they are found out by the Office of Fair Trading.

A strong contender for this award is the Seddon Group, which is on Salford's `select list' of contractors and was fined by the Office of Fair Trading for price rigging, although not for Salford contracts. Sorry, Seddon, unfortunately you missed this MARY by doing your deeds in the wrong city. Maybe next time.

Ladies and Gentlemen. THE `TRUSTED FRIENDS OF SALFORD COUNCIL' AWARD…goes to…

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BRAMALL CONSTRUCTION and RICHARDSON PROJECTS

Between them, these companies were fined over £1million by the Office of Fair Trading for price fixing around the Salford Council/NDC `Beacon Centre' in Charlestown.

"Both bidders engaged in cover pricing" the OFT stated when handing out the fines last September in relation to the 2004 Beacon Centre contract.

The project, which should have cost around £1.75 million, ended up costing over £2.4 million, all checked and approved by Salford Council's `experts' of course. During the selection for the Beacon Centre, builders Richardson Projects won the contract with a bid of £1,478,161, beating Bramall's bid of £1,624,798 but the OFT found that the process was rigged, with Salford council tax payers picking up the bill.

Despite the OFT expose, Salford Council was still using Bramall Construction on its `select list' during 2009.

Ladies and Gentlemen. Seal your brown paper envelopes and pass them under the table for the winners of The `TRUSTED FRIENDS OF SALFORD COUNCIL' AWARD…
 
BRAMALL CONSTRUCTION and RICHARDSON PROJECTS

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If anyone from these companies would like to make a speech please fill in the Comments box below


 

graham cooper wrote
at 2:23:25 PM on Friday, January 8, 2010
news to me jolly.u need to share this info-and its impacts.More importantly,how many other times has this occured???
 
Ann Ayres wrote
at 10:39:27 AM on Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Was this in the newspaper, it's the first I've heard of it. Was somebody from Salford Council getting their palm crossed?
 
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